Fundraising opportunities encouraged. These could include selling embroidered fleece blankets to develping a 5k fun & run. Discover many more ideas below:
Klinger’s on Caronia in Mt. Penn, PA allows us to sell raffle tickets over 2 days on St. Patty’s Day. We pick a winner every hour for random prizes that are donated for the event. Klinger’s usually has 2 grand prizes which are normally vouchers for a trip. This event benefits: CHoP, Western Berks Relay for Life & Blankets of Hope. We have had this now for the last 3 years.
Shiloh Hills Elementary School of the Wilson School District–The children of the after school program walked laps in the gym and after so many laps, the teacher would make a donation at the end of that month. They also talk to the children about compassion.
Jacksonwald Elementary School in the Exeter School District–The Principle would place a 5 gallon jug at the entrance so the students could donate spare change.
Northeast & Southwest of the Reading School District–Students paid $1 to wear jeans or a non uniformed shirt to school on a designated Friday.
The employees of UGI Energy Services with the company matching–Employees would pay $1 to wear blue jeans on Fridays and the money collected within the designated month was then donated to Blankets of Hope.
Berks HOG Chapter 4579 & a matching contribution from Classic Harley-Davidson of Reading—Allowed me to speak at one of their monthly meetings to introduce and share what Blankets of Hope is about.
Meghan Motze, a student at Antietam High School–The last 2 years, her father gave her a goal to raise $800 each year. The first year she raised $800 which equals 160 blankets. The second year, she raised $925 which equals 185 blankets.
CLUB at Hopewell Christian Fellowship in Elverson, PA–Children were given quarter holders to collect quarters over a 2 month period. Their efforts allowed us to donate 60 blankets.
Gilmore/Henne Foundation, Berkshire Redsox Baseball Club & Exeter Football—Sold embroidered blankets with Blankets of Hope name and their logos. Proceeds allowed them to raise money for their organization as well as being able to donate a blanket for every blanket they sold.
Vist Bank–Employees paid $5 to wear jeans on a Friday throughout the year.