Our gorgeous poster
We wanted to keep it simple; donate a $1 or a canned good and have a chance to win prizes including an 18-hole golf package! Plus, that dollar will get your name on the Wall of Change. The fundraising plan was minimalist but encompassed inexpensive ideas that everyone could relate to, namely, free candy.
And of course, who wouldn’t want their name on a ketchup bottle or even a cookie! Apparently, most people actually. It was not only hard to captures people’s attention, but no one seemed interested in our Wall of Change! KETCHUP?! COOKIES?! PEANUT BUTTER?! How could you not love these beloved food related items.
Can you see our pillar of change starting to form? You might have to squint just a little.
However, as time went on and our deadline grew closer, we were more comfortable approaching people to get as much change as we could. By the end of the second day our wall of change had grown from a pillar to a proper wall!
Behold! The Wall of Change!
By the end of our fundraising efforts, we all decided that fundraising was not our envisioned job outcome. It is so hard to solicit money from people, especially when everyone only ever has debit, and the funds they do have are going to specific causes that have personally touched them. Keep in mind that United Way does great things for its community. The biggest issue that needs to be overcome is creating that awareness to the public. Giving to United Way is like giving to every charity within your own community. Your money is funneled to the places that need it the most. So the next time you see a United Way fundraiser, try to donate. You never know, you might need one of the countless services it supports one day.