Yes or no??

Mrs. Giggles
By Mrs. Giggles Latest Reply 2010-06-09 18:25:47 -0500
Started 2010-05-16 00:19:40 -0500

Im 15 and I wanna start a Fundraiser for Diabetes Good or bad idea?? Does anyone think I can do it?? I really need support.


11 replies

Zimoss
Zimoss 2010-05-21 20:20:37 -0500 Report

I think you are taking responsibility at a very young age and wish you the best of luck.

The only advice you should be aware of is that in bad economic times, money might be hard to come by… but good luck and go with it and see what good can come of it.

ginarb37
ginarb37 2010-05-20 01:31:02 -0500 Report

Hey Mrs. Giggles! Go for it girl! U can do it. Its so amazing to know that there are caring, compassionate ppl out there, specially kids. I think that is such an awesome idea. Awareness, education is the key for ppl to understand this illness. :) Let us know what we can do to help, support and encourage you.

kitkatt1207@hotmail.com
kitkatt1207@hotmail.com 2010-05-18 14:00:49 -0500 Report

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO DO…JUST BELIEVE IT WILL HAPPEN & IT WILL!!! GOD BLESS YOU FOR WANTING TO DO SOMETHING FOR A DISEASE THAT GETS VERY LIL RECOGNITION, WE NEED MORE PEEPS LIKE YOU WHO ARE WILLING TO BE VOICE & TO SPEAKUP ABOUT THIS HORRIS DISEASE!! YOU GO GIRL. NEVER FORGET "YOU ARE A WOMAN, PHENOMINALLY…PHENOMINAL WOMAN!" MAYA ANGELOU

Emma2412
Emma2412 2010-05-18 11:23:45 -0500 Report

Go to it, girl! You can do anything you set your mind to. I agree with Cindyit. Car washes are a great way to raise money. I would post a sign where the money will go so people know how the money will be used. Have a great time!

cindylt
cindylt 2010-05-17 16:17:20 -0500 Report

YES! I agree with Gabby, you can do anything you put your mind to. Car washes are great fundraisers! I would ask some of your friends to help you out, make signs and get cleaning! I was the coach of cheerleading when my girls were still in school and we had car washes all the time! At our biggest one we raised over $2000. Good luck! Oh! and bake sales are great fund raisers too… : )

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-05-16 10:28:39 -0500 Report

Why would you even doubt yourself? You can do anything you put your mind to. I think it is a great idea. Do you have type 1? Anyone who has it makes a great spokesperson for it. Just look at what the Jonas Brothers have done for the cause. I bet John Crowley could help you with some ideas and direction if you just let him know.

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-05-16 04:26:48 -0500 Report

Great idea!!! Yes, I think you can do it. There's a great library book called "Fundraising for Dummies" that will give you an array of tips and advice, regardless of the charity of your choice. How you raise money and how much you raise doesn't matter in the least. Doing something is better than doing nothing. Even if your efforts can help someone afford medication or test strips for a day or a week is noteworthy. Just getting the word out to educate others is a step in the right direction. You're onto something awesome!!!

monkeymama
monkeymama 2010-05-16 01:51:45 -0500 Report

That is a beautiful idea. I don't know if you belong to any club or anything in high school. This could be something you could get a little help in school from others. With that thought, it could have a potential of reaching further out in the community. There might be a link where you could get some ideas by entering in fundraiser ideas into your search engine. develop a good and solid plan and proposal. Reach with your heart, there are no limits when you reach. Hang in there and you have a wonderful idea & heart.

EllenD
EllenD 2010-05-16 00:41:52 -0500 Report

I think that is a great idea, not only to raise money for research but to raise awareness about type 1 diabetes. Type 2 is in the news and media all of the time and people don't understand type 1, that it is not something we did to ourselves by lifestyle but an autoimmune disease that we have no control over getting. What kind of fundraiser were you thinking about? Reaching out to your local chamber of commerce and city council for advertisement and financial support is a good way to get your even out to the community and making it a bigger and more successful event if that is the kind of thing you are looking to do.