I thought it was about time I updated everyone on our 2011 Arthritis Walk fundraising total and how we got there.
Our official total was $3,304 (YAY!)!!! That was raised due to a mixture of donations (mainly), recycling and some items we sold. The recycling actually raised more than I thought it would, but definitely did not come close to the support we received via donations. Here is how everything broke down:
2. Recycling (3 months)-$393.09
3. Team T-Shirts-$130 (we sold 13)
4. Tutus-$105 (we sold 8)
5. Water Bottles-$44 (we sold11)
6. Pampered Chef Online Show-$25
7. Car Decals-$10 (we sold 2)
8. KGAT Wristbands-$9 (we sold 2)
During the time leading up to the walk I would see these other teams raising more and more money and I would get a little bummed out that our total wasn’t anywhere near that high, but when all is said and done, I know we worked really hard to get to our total and it is something to be proud of. Not that other teams didn’t work just as hard (as I know some teams did), but without being on any other team I don’t know how they got to their totals.
The recycling and tutus definitely took a LOT of my own personal time, but it was so worth it. It may not have raised thousands, but by involving the local businesses with the recycling I definitely made more people aware that arthritis is an issue for kids. And it made them work to (by making sure to save all of their recyclables), which made them more aware.
I have even MORE fundraising ideas for the 2012 walk and am hoping to network with more teams (I definitely got some good ideas from a few other teams)…by working together we will hopefully make people aware of how serious this disease is and hopefully one day all the funds raised will have paid for the research that does find a cure.
Until then I will just keep being my daughter’s biggest advocate and supporter…
Thank you again to everyone who supported us, big or small, every little bit makes a huge difference as well as meant more to me than you’ll ever know.