Sometimes finances are tight due to medical bills, emergency car repairs, and other unexpected circumstances. Don't let tight funds keep you from achieving your goals of moving beyond the pavement or participating in a sport! With some creativity, you can fundraise for the adaptive equipment you need. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Ask friends, family, or local businesses to donate items to raffle off! You can make this an in person event, or there are companies like Raffle River that allow you to set your raffle up online to reach an even wider audience.
You’ve heard of marathons, bike-a-thons, triathlons, but what if you could set up an ANYthon! Anython.com allows people to pledge towards you getting your goal! It could be anything the mind can dream up! Have a look, and see what you might be able to do to earn your funds.
Many folks out there are starting to raise money for their goals with T-shirt fundraiser! You create a design, share, and people buy online! The company prints and ships the shirts; then, you get the money without too much extra work on your part! There are several companies that do this, so look around and find the best one for you.
If you have a lot of community support, you might consider a restaurant fundraiser! Many chain restaurants offer this, and even small businesses might if you ask. You schedule a night for your event, pass out fliers, and anyone who goes to the restaurant with a flier then will get a portion donated to your cause. You get a fund night out and raise money towards your goal!
“OUTSIDE THE BOX”
Other things individuals have done to raise money for things they need are live auctions, silent auctions, and community yard sales! The North Quabbin Trails Association even put on a community Zumba class to raise money to get their organization a GRIT Freedom Chair for those in need.