Monday, March 14, 2011

Creative donation ideas

Print off one of our Penny Blessings labels for collecting loose change

For those looking for creative ways to support The Red Thread and our various programs, here are a few tips from our donors:

IDEA #1 :: for every dollar you spend going out to eat for a certain time period (week, month, lent), give the equivalent dollar amount to help purchase food for St. Vincent's.

IDEA #2 :: organize a "dress down" day at your child's school. Kids pay $1 per day to wear something other than their school uniform for a certain period of time (day, week, every Friday). Donate the proceeds to purchase school supplies for St. Vincent's.

IDEA #3 :: each time you treat yourself to your favorite fancy coffee, set aside the same dollar amount to donate toward one of TRTP's trips to Haiti. We all pay our own way each time we travel and rely on the generosity of our friends and family to continue this work. You can energize our volunteers while you enjoy the caffeine!

IDEA #4 :: encourage your children to help out by running a lemonade stand, babysitting, gardening, or doing extra chores around the house. Ask them to consider donating a portion of their profits so that we can provide supplies for St. Vincent's dormitory. Instilling a spirit of philanthropy at a young age is a gift from you to your children that they will use their entire life.

IDEA #5 :: snag one of our nifty Penny Blessing coffee can labels and collect your loose change. This is a great way to get children involved and foster their spirit of giving. Send in a check at the end of each month to go toward school supplies for the blind at St. Vincent's. (Right click on the image at the top of the page to download the .jpg to your computer. Print out, afix to a coffee can and be part of the change!)

IDEA #6 :: host your own ice cream social. Invite family and friends to enjoy America's favorite sweet indulgence. Serve all of your favorite flavors and tasty toppings (candy pieces, fruit, chocolate syrup, caramel, whipped cream and nuts). Set out a large donation jar and let the lip-smacking begin. Send in a check to purchase an all-terrain wheelchair to be given to someone in need.

Of course, we welcome good, old fashioned checks and handy PayPal payments as well. Your gifts, combined with others, certainly help us make a difference in these children's lives.;

Thank you!

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