Saturday, June 07, 2008

Great Fundraiser Idea

This morningthe girls and I went to a Bag Sale. A friend of our's collects bags of all sorts each year and sells them to raise money for digging wells in Africa. It's not as time-consuming as a yard sale because you just lay all the bags out on blankets the day of the sale. She organized them into price categories, from $1 to $40 (Prada and Coach). They had everything from backpacks, suitcases, wallets, beach bags, purses, cosmetic bags, duffles, and basically anything that might hold something. Inside each bag was a flyer about the Fundraiser that people would find once they got home and opened up the bag.

Prior to the sale she sends emails and postcards to everyone she knows and asks them to forward the info to others in order to collect all the bags. She also gets her boys involved in helping out in order to teach them about a bigger world than the one on their street.

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