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Juanita11

Juanita11

Hey girls. I am trying to raise $300 dollars by May, because I really want to test for my 2nd degree black belt in June. I don’t really know about how to fundraise because I’ve never organized any fundraising thing. I also don’t have any way to get to a job I might get.
Icould just ask my grandparents but I really want to do this on my own. But I’m not sure how. My friend I want to test with already has her money so I’m on my own for this.

February 7, 2016 at 11:07
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Hey girl!

I went on tons of missions trips with my youth group during high school, so I’m very good at fundraising 😉

Wanting to test for your 2nd degree black belt is an amazing goal! It shows you are dedicated, mature, focused, and hardworking, I think you’ll find people are more than willing to donate.

First of all make a list of all the people you know who might be willing to donate. Think: Church people, parents of your friends, teachers, people you volunteer with, your parents’ friends, etc.

Then type out a letter asking for support. You could do an email, but I think a letter is more formal. In the letter, describe what martial arts has done for you, what it’s taught you, and how much it means to you to test for your belt. Don’t be sappy, but be honest and willing to put yourself out there. Write that you are trying to raise $300, and would appreciate any support–including monetary donations and/or prayer.

Send it to as many people as possible! $300 is not that much, you only need 30 people to donate $10. Totally doable.

Also, you can get in touch with your creative side and sell paintings, jewelry, or baked goods.

You don’t need to organize a huge fundraiser, it’s pretty simple and straightforward. And yes, it might feel awkward asking for money at first. I actually really hate doing it, even when it’s a worthy cause like a missions trip. But there’s nothing wrong with it, and your goal is a good one, so if you have feelings of awkwardness IGNORE THEM O;)

February 7, 2016 at 18:11
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