It's the Final Countdown...
For these final 72 hours, we're offering TWO amazing NEW prizes to ramp up the fun. Starting at 11:00 am today, until 11:00 am Sunday - we'll keep track of the two teams that, in just these last three days, get the most donors and raise the most money. This is in addition to our already amazing prize packages!
The team that gets the most donors in the last 72 hours will receive a 60-minute massage from the Orchid's Nest, along with a selection of their handmade products.
The team that raises the most money in the last 72 hours will receive a $50 gift certificate to Benny's on the Beach, along with 5 hours of babysitting for two children from Sunshine Sitters.
We'll announce the winners of these two prizes, along with our Local Luxury & Family Fun Packages, and our five Hop To It! Raffle winners, at 11:15 Sunday morning.
Hop To It! Raffle
Get your fundraising on! Each team that raises $200 or more will be entered into a raffle for 5 different prizes, including a Morikami Museum and Gardens Membership paired with a walk with Susan Caruso through the Garden. Five chances to win!
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens - Dual Membership Package
Greenlands - basket of goodies
One Aveda Salon - $150 certificate
The Salt Suite - $100 certificate
Twisters Gymnastics - $133 certificate
The team who raises the most money will win this local luxury package, worth over $500, filled with prizes from spas, restaurants, and more.
Skin Apeel Day Spa - Balance Spa Facial + Product
Naked Hair Salon - certificate + products
Old School Square - certificate
The Sagely Willow - two evening classes
Dorjon Aveda Salon - Aveda products
French Bakery & Cafe - $20 certificate
Project Mate - $60 certificate
My Day Spa - $75 certificate
City Oyster - $50 certificate
This package, worth over $500, is for the team who gets the highest number of donors. It's filled with prizes from museums, kids programs, and more.
Snippety Do Dahs - $40 certificate
Schoolhouse Museum - 4 museum passes
Kayak Lake Worth - 2 hour rental
Nature's Way Cafe - $25 certificate
Imagine That Pottery Studio - $25 certificate
We Rock the Spectrum - 5 open plays
SoFlo Music - 2 lessons; any instrument
Bea Byers Photography - $150 certificate
Joe Keit Kung Fu - $35 certificate
Sandoway House - 4 passes
Tropic Bike - $50 certificate
1. Set a goal on your Crowdrise page.
Setting a goal is a great way to let your family and friends know you are excited and invested! We recommend setting a goal for your fundraiser and keeping everyone you know updated on how close you are to your goal. They'll want to help you get there if you give them a reason why it's so important to you.
To set your goal, go to your personal Crowdrise fundraising page, click on the "Edit Fundraiser" tab, scroll down to "Set Fundraising Goal," hit edit, and choose the number that fits how much you hope to raise to support Sunflower.
2. Spread the word! Send a personal email, Facebook, and/or text message to everyone you know and love.
Here are sample messages you can use. The more personal you make it to why YOU love Sunflower, the more excited your family and friends will be to support you.
SAMPLE EMAIL OR FACEBOOK MESSAGE
Join me to hop, skip and jump for Sunflower Creative Arts!
My family loves being part of Sunflower Creative Arts, a nonprofit focused on protecting the freedom and creativity of childhood.
On March 6, we will be participating in their Hop, Skip & a Jump-A-Thon, a crazy playful walkathon, where all funds raised will benefit Sunflower's Play + Nature + Art programs.
You can join us! Sign up to walk with us, or support our team with a donation of $25 (or more!) here: https://www.crowdrise.com/SunflowerHop (OR MODIFY THIS TO YOUR OWN CROWDRISE PAGE)
Why we're asking for your support
Because hands-on learning experiences in Play, Nature and the Arts are absolutely essential for healthy human development. Join Sunflower in making these experiences possible for more children!
Income from Sunflower programs covers only a portion of their budget. Generous financial gifts from friends and supporters make up the difference. Your support will help keep Sunflower's garden green, their swings swinging and their cabinets stocked with paint, clay, glitter, glue and costumes. You'll also help them educate worldwide online and local real-life communities about the importance of Play + Nature + Art experiences. Sunflower couldn't do it without you!
SAMPLE TEXT MESSAGE
Join me to hop, skip and jump for Sunflower Creative Arts! As my family loves being a part of this nonprofit that protects the freedom and creativity of childhood, we will be participating in their Hop, Skip & a Jump-A-Thon, where all funds raised will benefit Play + Nature + Art programs. Join us! Sign up to walk on March 6 in Boca, or support our team with a donation of $25 (or more!) here: https://www.crowdrise.com/SunflowerHop (OR MODIFY WITH YOUR OWN CROWDRISE FUNDRAISING PAGE)
3. Be specific.
Mention what you and your family love about Sunflower - why are you so excited that you're asking them to support you?
Ask for a specific amount. This helps them understand what you're hoping for. They can choose to give less (or more!) according to what works for them, but it helps for you to start with asking for, say, $25.
4. Say thanks!
Please thank all your donors ASAP. You can do this by tagging them in a Facebook post (a great way to encourage others to give too!), or sending them an email or text. Thanks can be quick and simple, and will let them know that their donation is appreciated.
5. Ask more than once.
Not everyone saw that Facebook post you already did. They might have missed the email you sent. Or perhaps they saw it, loved it, and then forgot to do it right then. Most people need to be asked at least three times before they act. Asking more than once is a great way to let people know - you are serious, and this is important to you. And it's a great reminder for people who keep meaning to, but just got busy (something most of us can understand, right?).
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