Last year, I ran the ING NYC Marathon to fund raise for an organization called Free Arts NYC. It’s an awesome charity that gives free art programs for low-income/homeless kids in NY. Since I am into the arts (I am a freelance designer after all), I decided to run for them. I signed a contract stating that I would at least fund raise $3,000 before I run. I aimed for $5000.
The good news: I ran the Marathon. (7:39:24)
The bad news: I didn’t keep my end of the bargain. (only raised $285)
I want to run the Marathon again this year, beating my previous time by at least 2 hours. I also want to run for Charity again. But, before I do that, I must get rid of the “debt” of last year.
So, instead of doing a typical fund raiser where you just donate money and feel good, I decided to do one where you get a nice shirt with a positive message.
How does the fundraiser works:
If you like the shirt and want to get one, you “pledge” $17 (plus shipping and handling). Why “pledge” and not “buy”? Because you are only reserving the shirt. The fundraiser is a success once the sales goal of 200 shirts (400 total) is reached July 10, 2012. If the sales goal is missed, then no one gets anything and I have to start over from square one.
Both Men and Women shirts are available. Both have the goal of 200 shirts.
So, make a pledge and buy this shirt! Time is limited!
If you have questions about the shirts or this crazy campaign, please let me know.
If you rather donate to the charity instead of buying a shirt, please go to this link. Any contributions to that link are tax deductable.
(Saving spot for possible questions)