Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Little Help from My Friends for a Friend

Bear with me while I explain...here is what I want to do.  One of my co-workers who is a good friend of mine also was diagnosed with cancer.  Apparently it's one of the more curable varieties, but he's missing a lot of work due to chemo treatments.  At my work we are doing fundraisers for him to help cover the costs.  I would like to do my own fundraiser for him, a gaming one.

My plan is to load up a box of gaming materials, a bunch, guessing the value would be in the $150 to $200 range, then do a raffle.  I'd sell entries for $5 and $10.  I was going to do $1, but with all the fees that Paypal and/or GoFundMe take, it's not a viable option.

So my question, is there a better way to do something like this?  If you have a suggestion please share it with me.  I'd like to get this start within the week.

Thanks

8 comments:

  1. I don't have any suggestions, but I will totally buy a ticket once it's up and running. :)

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  2. Have you thought about a charity bundle on dtrpg as well?

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  3. Have you thought about a charity bundle on dtrpg as well?

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  4. What a lovely gesture. Best wishes.

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  5. Tim: Be careful using PayPal, better read and get clarification from them...it used to be against their policy to do any type of "raffles", regardless of the project (ie.charity)...of course there's a way around it...put up an item for purchase. I was going to do one a few years back. I'm fairly certain its still against their policy, but you may want to clarify current policy.

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  6. Make sure to ask for donations from people who just want to help.

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  7. No experience with this sort of enterprise either, but definitely count me in for a ticket!

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