Monday, July 23, 2012

Just a Little Goofy - Week 3

Pretty uneventful week here in Goofyland.  For several reasons I missed my weekday runs and then a crazy weekend didn't allow me to make them up.  I DID, however get in my 5k "long" run - so that was a win.

Fundraising Update:

I'm very excited to say that I have already raised over $500 towards my fundraising goal! That's 10% of the way in the first week!  Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me so far and I do hope that many more of you will step up and make a donation to help end blood cancers!  Every dollar counts, so don't worry if you cannot afford much - please just give what you can!

I held a "Pocket Change Donation Drive" in my office this week that raised $25!

In terms of our team - the 6 of us have already managed to raise over $4350!  To put this into perspective - it means that one of the alumni fundraising minimums is basically met!  Now we only have 5 more people to get there!  Go Team!!!

Fundraising in Action:
  • Magazine Fundraiser - Ongoing.
    Total raised for the team to date: $218
    We have already received the first payout cheque for this fundraiser, which was very exciting stuff.   Thank you so much to everyone who has found a magazine and ordered through us!  We truly appreciate it!
Upcoming Events:
  • Garage Sale Fundraiser
    Saturday, July 28, 2012 9am-3pm *RAIN OR SHINE*
    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    290 Edgepark Blvd NW, Calgary
    ***Still accepting donations of quality items for this sale.  Email me - I'll pick them up***
    We will also have a donation jar at the cash table...please bring some pocket change to toss in there!
My Personal Fundraisers:
  • Bottle Drive - ongoing
    Let me know if you have any bottles you would like to donate.  If you're in the Calgary area, I will happily pick them up from you :)  If you are out of town, you can always pledge your own bottle money to my fundraising
    Raised so far: $5
  • Bookmarks of Hope - ongoing
    I am selling handmade beaded bookmarks (made by me).  These elastic bookmarks will ensure you never lose your page again and work on both traditional paper books and with eReader cases.   $5 each.  There are pictures of the available styles on the Facebook page.  I am in the process of securing a few locations around Calgary where you can buy these...stay tuned for locations!  These will be available at the Garage Sale next weekend!
    Raised so far: $140
  • Looking for Corporate Donors 
    If you own a company and would like to make a donation of $1500 or more, Team in Training will print your logo on the back of our race shirts for this season!  I will also happily post your logo on my Team in Training page for the whole world to see.  Don't have a logo but still want to take part?  I am a graphic designer and am happy to see if I can come up with something for you as an added perk to the program! Email me for details if you're interested!
  • Workout Challenge
    For every workout I complete, I pledged to put $2 in a jar.  If I skip a run on my training plan and don't make it up the same week - it's gonna cost me $5.
    Raised so far: $26

Now for a Donor Incentive!

I have a few treats I have been stashing just special for my bloggy buddies as incentives to support the cause. I don't know if I have enough to do one of these every week, but I will do them for every week that I have a prize!

This week, for every $5 donated, you will earn one entry into a draw for the prize (ie $5= 1 entry, $10=2 entries and so on).

This week's prize is:

TWO BOOKMARKS OF HOPE (Your choice from what I have available)

I handmade these beautiful, elastic beaded bookmarks myself.  They fit pretty much any size any size book and you will never lose your place again.  And, if you prefer to use an ebook reader, they look beautiful along the spine of a cover (that's how I do it)!

Prize Value: $10

(The winners of last week's prize were: Katie and Matt!!!   I'll bring the book with me when I bring over your baby gift! :) Thanks so much, guys!  )

I will mail the prize anywhere so don't let geographical restrictions hold you back.  If you donate just $5, you might still win.  Every dollar counts and every dollar supports TNT and the important work of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

1 comment:

  1. I love your blogs and read them often - I've added you to my "Reading List" so that other blog readers will come and check you out!


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