The day I decided I was going to go to Ethiopia I was having a Facebook chat with a friend. I told her, and her response was "YOU can be our fund-raiser!!" I figured I had enough funds to raise, but then she explained that she and her husband were throwing themselves a birthday party and wanted to raise money for a cause in lieu of gifts.
So, I am officially a charity case.
Yesterday, I walked into the home of a fb friend to take some photos. He had asked if we could barter my photography for his products (he makes soap and lotion). The very 1st thing I saw was a scent called "African Rain." A moment later he had agreed to donate some products to sell at upcoming fund-raisers.
Yesterday afternoon, I was chatting with a friend on our porch who had been thinking about ways to fund-raise. She's a Mary-Kay lady who doesn't really sell any products. She offered to sell Mary-Kay as a fundraiser with all of the proceeds going towards the trip.
These are some creative ideas! What would YOU do to raise money?