by Dawn D (504 Posts), Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:50 pm
WONDERFUL idea! Little work involved, something others will appreciate, and fun too! You could even get kids involved as helpers.
The most critical part of planning would be to secure a place of business that would grant permission to do so. For the holidays a bookstore, toystore or gift shop would be ideal.
The second piece would be for the person coordinating on behalf of PF to be willing to provide (and pay for upfront) the supplies like paper, tape, ribbon, tags, etc. Oh, and consider if you need a table or work area.
For something like this it would be appropriate to just offer the wrapping service with a donation box/jar available (as mentioned in the other example). An "approved" message could read"
Donations collected - of any amount - will directly support the Preeclampsia Foundation and it's mission to provide healthier outcomes for women and babies affected by Preeclampsia, HELLP Syndrome and related disorders. Or something similar.
And of course, brochures and info about PF and the disorder should be on hand to give out to everyone coming by your station. (the admin office can provide these to you)
You must let us/me/PF know of any plans to follow through on such a project. We will happily support you and provide you any additional advice or simple guidelines necessary at the time.
Sooo, yes, when you turn your calendar to 2009, skip ahead to December and jot a reminder to consider this for next year!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING THE SUGGESTION!