A few weeks ago Alicia called for a meeting to talk about the 3 Day and how we can raise some money. It's required that every individual raise at least $2300 to participate. I wish it wasn't so much, and I think that's what keeps some people away from participating. I'm sure it's not the 60 miles you walk, you know 20 miles for 3 days in a row. The first day is so exciting cause you have finally come to the day you've trained for. But then comes the 2nd day of another 20 miles and you think, what the heck was I thinking? And finally the 3rd day, a new excitement comes because it's over....I mean you've actually done it. You've walked 60 miles, you walked 20 miles for 3 days in a row. No, that's not what keeps people away, it's the $2300!!! Everyone asks me what the hardest part of the 3 Day is and I tell them, it's raising the money. It's hard to ask people for money year after year. Some people expect it and love it and are so generous and others think, hey I gave you money last year.
So we had a meeting. Yes, in January we are talking how to raise money for a walk in November. We are really trying to get a jump on it. We have new people this year. Yea...Virgin Walkers!!!! It's so exciting that friends have decided to join our team. Right now we have 9 people on our team with a possibility of more. First timers will be my Sister Mary, my friends Kim, Meredith and Terri. Then returning will be Alicia, my sister Janet, my niece Nicole and Nicole's friend Cigi who walked with us years ago, and myself. Rita's Ramblers is growing and along with the fact that we will be raising alot of money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, we will once again have a team that will be walking in honor of my mom, Rita. Our team last year was only 2 of us, Alicia and I, so to have 9 people committed already is awesome!!!
Ok so the meeting....LOL. We talked about different ways we could raise money throughout the year. Trying to do something at least once a month just to be bringing in some funds so we can all reach our goals easier and faster. Here are some of our ideas: A Garage Sale, the Brush Bar, Selling Salsa, Bunco for Boobies, Selling Butter Braids, Virtual 5K, Quarter Auction, another Garage Sale, Restaurant Fundraisers, Coins for Cancer and I can't remember if their were others. But they are all great ideas and will hopefully generate a good amount of money.
First up was a Garage Sale which we normally do in the fall around Sept/Oct. At the meeting I discussed the fact that my neighborhood was having one on MLK Saturday and since it was already being advertised we might as well put some stuff out and see how we do. We did $800 good, is how we did!!! Different people gave us items they were getting rid of and we took advantage of that. We sold it and made money. It was a lot of work on Friday night putting it all out and sorting etc, and we were busy pretty much all day Saturday, but we also made $800!!!! We are off to a great start.
Next we are going to the Brush Bar on Sunday. The Brush Bar is a fun place that you basically get instructions on how do to a painting that is picked out for that day. They are amazing people there, very fun and creative and so generous. They will donate $15 per person that we have attend the painting day. Plus they have always donated 2 free classes to us to raffle off to make extra money.
I believe our next couple of events will be selling Butter Braids, which are amazing filled pastries that you keep frozen, defrost overnight and then bake....oh so yummy. Then we will have our West Side Bunco for Boobies at Mary's house in April.
Looking forward to all we have tried to plan, but really looking forward to making a good amount of money for such a great cause and awesome group of women!!!
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- As of January 2009, I no longer have a job. It's not that I lost it, but after 26 1/2 years of working at the Post Office, I retired. According to everyone I know, I don't do anything all day, so I decided to start a blog. Now I can blog about what I don't do all day. I am married to Kevin, who is the most awesome husband I could ever have. It's because of him, that I do not go to work any more. I love that and I love him for that. Between the 2 of us we have 4 children. Hunter 31, Heather 29, Paul 28 and Alicia 26.
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