Less than two weeks to go before our raffle drawing!
So far, the raffle has raised almost $800. That's pretty good, considering I'm obeying the law to a "T." I see a lot of New Hampshire-based raffles going on all around me that are not taking into account state and federal laws...and they're making a ton of money...but I will stay the ethical course. :) We still have almost two weeks before the drawing, so I'm optimistic about the chances of this raffle raising over $1000.
The $800 + (hopefully $1000 +) will go to GirlVentures. Donations to Global Fund for Women currently equal about $700. We hope to raise at least $2500 for both organizations before we leave for the Camino in March 2013.
Ticket selling is actually fun. The girls and I enjoy sitting at a table and talking to whoever comes our way. The sales themselves are easy -- there's no guesswork involved. If someone approaches and looks interested, then they buy. If they walk quickly past our table, then it's obvious they don't want to be bothered. I don't believe in hollering after anyone ("Want to buy a ticket??") -- 'cause let's face it, that's obnoxious. So we sit and smile and wait for folks to come to us. Maybe we'd sell more tickets if we were more aggressive...but in-your-face tactics don't suit us well. We're the kinder, gentler fundraisers.
Last week, I promised news about preparing for bedbugs...it'll have to come this week. On Friday evening, to be exact.
The girls and I are back to all-day, 4K hiking this Thursday. I'll have pictures late Thursday evening.