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  1. amybee

    amybee Member

    Hello everyone!

    I am planning on doing a fundraiser in the memory of my Mother who passed away 7/1/08 from oral cancer. This will be my first one and I really want it to be successful. The church we belong to is very large. Over 4000 families belong to it. I was thinking of seeing if I could hold it in the parish center and maybe advertise in the bulletin.
    If I am able to, how should I make it fun? I figured I would have food and drinks and some door prizes. How much money is too much to invest?
    Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

    Mar 11, 2009
  2. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

    I'm sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I would be really hesitant in asking to advertise it in the bulletin. Eventhough it is a fundraiser you are still in business.

    As for making it fun... Did your Mom attend the same church? What kind of party would she have liked?
  3. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member


    I personally would NOT hesitate to ask about putting it the bulletin. If they think it is inappropriate, let them decide that. The worst they can do is say no. I am sure you will not get excommunicated for asking. Then start several weeks out though.
    I do not know if she is still a consultant but many years ago, a young lady did a fund rasier at her church. She was allowed to post it in the bulletin for several weeks before and got permission to make it a pot luck fundrasier.
    What she did was tell everyone the story in a short bulletin story. Told what she was doing and when. The fundraiser was for an immediate family memeber but I can not remember exactly what it was for. MS or MD I think. By doing a pot luck fundraiser, she did not have to do a ton of food. Everyone came, enjoyed the food, placed orders - she put catalogs and order forms and pens on all the tables - and she got friends to help set up, calculate orders and clean up. I do remember that she rasied well over $2000. So that is something to think about. Keep door prizes at a minimum price tag as well. Wish you luck!
    Mar 11, 2009
  4. amybee

    amybee Member

    She did attend the same church and we have alot of friends thru the church as well. I could always have it at my house but like I said I want it to be successful and want to have alot of people attend. I could hang up flyers and have my info and website to tear off so people can order that way I guess.
    She love to cook and loved the PC stuff.
    Mar 11, 2009
  5. amybee

    amybee Member

    So did she have everyone bring something for food? That is a thought. The pastor at my church is really down to earth and knew my mom well, so I don't think it will be a problem at all. I was just worried about having to prepare food while not really knowing how many would attend.
    Mar 11, 2009
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