This weekend I spotted another great fundraiser idea on Facebook – “Tag the Bag.” The Besk family (now famous among my readers for their Karaoke Party fundraising idea) used the idea to raise funds specifically for their airfare to Ethiopia.
Catherine was quick to give credit to her friend Ashley Rippke who in turn says it was actually her mom’s idea during their first adoption. Got that?
It’s pretty simple. Grab the suitcase you’re going to use for travel and some markers. For every donation someone makes, tag your bag with their name. You could name a specific amount if you want, but both these families made it open to ANY dollar amount.
The Rippke family raised approximately $3,500 with this fundraiser during their adoption of Elsa. (They bought the suitcase for $.50 at a garage sale and is now used as Elsa’s keepsake bag with items from Ethiopia and other special items she’ll collect during her childhood.)
This time around, the fundraiser has raised $7,500 of the Rippke’s $17,000 goal. And they’re not done.
Here’s a great graphic they did to explain their story and fundraiser.
The Besk family limited their fundraiser to a 48 hour time period. They received 58 donations and raised $3,250 for their airfare costs.
If your adoption doesn’t include travel, this idea could be taken elsewhere…
- tag the crib
- tag the stroller
- tag the carseat
- tag the diaper bag
What else could you tag?