Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fundraising: One Step at a Time

Believe me, I know first-hand how challenging it is to ask for help or ask for money.  It’s uncomfortable, it’s scary. It fills you with dread. You don’t want to beg.  I can hear the groaning coming from your belly. "Please, please, please don't make me do this," you plead.

The most important thing to remember is that many people actually WANT to help in some way. It makes them feel good about themselves. You are raising money to help find a cure for a disease that debilitates thousands of people in our area. You are raising money to provide programs for people who need help getting around the house or need help getting through one day at a time. You are raising money to help people who find taking one step to be a major hurdle.

So I encourage all the Wheeler's Wobblers team members to 
take just one step this week for those who can’t. 

Just ask one person to sponsor you, even for $5 or $10. Then if it makes both of you feel good, take another step.  For the reader who is not (yet) a Wobbler, I encourage you to join the team or make a tax-deductible donation to our cause (link is provided below). Any donation, no matter how small or large, will help many people.

For this year’s MS Walks in the Delaware area, here are some incentives to encourage you to ask just a few people to sponsor you in your MS walk fundraising efforts:

Raise at least $25 to receive a post-walk meal.

Raise $100 or more and receive a really cool commemorative Walk MS T-shirt.

Prize levels above the $250 level will be available from our online prize redemption company.

Raise $500 or more to join the elite Orange Club with special prizes AND bragging rights.  Last year’s Orange Club members include Donna Hunt, Eleanor Pollak, and Anne Green. Just ask Anne, the bragging rights are worth it.
Anne Green raised over $500 and became a member of the Orange Club

Raise $1,000 or more to join the even more elite VIP Club. I and The Husband are VIPs, and believe me that life feels good in this club knowing that we are making a difference.

Wheeler's Wobblers MS Walk Team Page for Wilmington:
http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/DEDWalkEvents?pg=team&fr_id=25736&team_id=407378



1 comment:

  1. good luck to you and your team! We walk April 18 - fingers crossed it isn't snowing !!

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