Quick fundraising for special experiences...

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Registered: 05-13-1998
Quick fundraising for special experiences...
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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 2:36am

I'm looking for some ideas. We were sort of surprised by a summer opportunity offered to our DD 15 today. It's legit and we know actual people who have attended. DD is one of a very small group selected from a nationwide search. It would be an amazing experience but it comes with a hefty price tag. DD is inquiring about scholarships but I'm searching for some ways a teen could raise some money herself (in the next couple months.) She does work. She does have savings but it would only cover housing. We can help but that still leaves a a good chunk left to raise.

Sponsorship might be an option but we have to do a little more research into that.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 8:37am
Teens from our area, with a good deal of help from family and friends, often do things with food - pancake breakfasts, hot dog stands, that sort of thing. They get a lot of things donated by area businesses, like pancake mix, milk, eggs, plates, etc. Its a lot of work, but they are able to make a nice chunk of change with that sort of thing. Good luck to your daughter, and Congrats on being offered this opportunity.
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 11:43am

Congrats to your daughter! I know special programs can cost thousands, so she'll need some high impact fundraising.

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Sat, 03-24-2012 - 11:35am

Thanks for the input ladies! I'm filing away the info for another day. After the initial flattery of being selected, DD decided it was too much money to spend on an experience that would have been "fun" but was not going to give her new skills in the field she's interested in.