Two New Hampshire girls hike the 500-mile Camino de Santiago to raise money for women around the world.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Fundraising update

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'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.