Need a fundraiser and awareness event that is easy to organize and host in your own community? Plan a Community Awareness Day!
Goal: To create inclusion awareness by speaking with patrons. Tell them about the work of The National Inclusion Project and what inclusion is.
Raise funds to support the programs of the Project by incorporating:
- a bake sale
- copies of Our Friend Mikayla. Talk to patrons and tell them you are raising funds to donate the book to your community school and public libraries. Have a list of the schools with you. They may wish to choose a school to donate to.
- gift baskets or gift certificates that patrons can win as a thank you for stopping by, buying a baked good, or donating a copy of Our Friend Mikayla. This is not a raffle, but people love to win something and it draws them to your table.
How: Contact a local mall or festival organizers and inquire about space for local organizations to host awareness booths for their cause. Some festivals and fairs may require you to get a license from the city at a minimal cost. Most malls do not require this. Make sure to have National Inclusion Project literature, banner, and volunteer cards on hand.
When: Whenever! When planning your event, if at a mall, select a day where you would expect higher patron traffic. Weekends are best.
For more information email Cindy Skuce.