Thursday, July 2, 2009

Special Thanks Go To...Updated July 3rd

THE FOLLOWING "BLOGGER BUDDIES"

"Irish Cream" http://doitirishcream.blogspot.com/ Donation to Autism Speaks
"Anais" http://through-greeneyes.blogspot.com/ Donation to Autism Speaks
"Mel" http://meltriestorun.blogspot.com/ Donation to Autism Speaks

I'm not trying to make this look like a donation contest. It surely isn't. If you still want to contribute, please do so. I decided not to post the amount donated because I didn't want anyone to be worried that they weren't donating "enough." Every dollar donated helps and counts!

Only $443 to go to reach the first half of my fund raising goal. You guys HAVE indeed come through! Thank-you so much.

For the month of July, Every Tuesday and Thursday I will be selling pizza and bottled water at the school I work at. A local pizza parlor sells me the pizza for a discounted rate, so it's a great money maker. I'm also having a $5 car wash every Friday at our school. I'm working on organizing a pizza eating contest, with a cash prize along with a pig trophy to the winner. I am also going to be contacting local bars to see if one of them will allow a co-worker of mine, who's a licensed bartender, to bar tend for free one night, and she will donate her tips to Autism Speaks. So things are, and will be happening. I really want to be able to quickly raise the $2600 for Autism Speaks. After doing so, I'm hoping to be able to have people sponsor me per mile in the marathon, for example $1 per mile, or $25 ($26) when I complete the marathon. The proceeds from that would be donated to ASCONN, which is the Autism Society of Connecticut.

4 comments:

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Rick - I'm so sorry I forgot to donate until just now (when I said I would weeks ago - v slack). I hope it's gone through okay. I got a confirmation, so I'm guessing it did! Isn't it amazing how we can donate to causes all around the world? Amazing.

Good luck getting that final few hundred dollars! I feel certain you will. The countdown is really on isn't it?!

Irish Cream said...

Wow, you are such a fund-raising rock star, Rick!! I am so impressed . . . and I have NO DOUBT that you will make it beyond the $2600 minimum! Great job! :)

lindsay said...

that's awesome! you will make that 8/17 cutoff for sure :) keep on collecting those dollar bills!

(yeah i know, i still need to get on it. hey i'm just holding out for my own personal shoutout, yeah that's it) :)

Anais said...

I'm so glad the fundraising is going so well!! HOPEFULLY your credit card won't have to be charged :P I'm so happy to have helped!