She says the trick is that she puts a big bowl of candy in front of the collection box. Take a piece and Donate
thank you Pea's Collection Box for your donation
Marrymeowen auctioned off (via Ebay) one of her prized collectables to raise money to make a donation to the Tough Giving Challenge
It's a cast signed bowling pin from the show "Ed" and has signatures from Julie Bowen Tom Cavanagh etc that she got from another auction
Thank you Marrymeowen for your donation
Today my daughters had practice with their dance company.
I had shown my youngest daughter the ecard I had created for TGC because she saw it on my screen. The we went to each of the links, when we watched the STC video my little one looked at me and said " we need to feed them". She took off and ran upstairs to get her money out of her bank to donate.
Today when she headed to the studio with my oldest daughter, they decided to create a donation box and take it up there with them. They pasted my ecard art on it and pictures of children from the STC site.
My oldest daughter (I wasn't there, I was working) said it was amazing seeing these kids one after one run to their bag and scrounge up any change/money they had and donate it. Just wow!
The neat thing is the studio owner was thrilled to see these kids giving from their heart, that she decided she is going to keep out the donation box next week when we have registration for a new year of dance so the whole studio can participate. So I have a feeling there will be another donation later. : ) ~ thank you for the donation COforever's Little Dancers with Big Hearts
We have also received a few Corporate Match's*...they do take a while to show up but the paper work has already gone through
*A matching gift is a benefit that many companies provide, whereby they match all or part of their employees’ charitable donations. For example, if one of your donors makes a donation of $50, he or she can fill out and submit the proper paperwork from the employer’s Human Resources department, and the employer will also donate up to $50 to your nonprofit. So, be sure to ask your donors if their employer has a matching gift program.