The Relay for Life in La Mirada, brings even more sunshine to the Golden State.
Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The Relay for life for the American Cancer Society is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer and to find a cure for this terrible disease.
Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we.
Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal.
It is a cause, that is near and dear to their hearts for many reasons. They do it in memory of family members and friends who have died from cancer, or even their own battle with cancer.
Clothes for the Cause, (CFTC) is always honored that we can help them achieve such important goals. They did another Clothing Drive Fundraiser Last April, 2017. This is their 3rd annual fundraiser with CFTC.
Their goal was to collect 13,000 pounds for their third annual drive with CFTC. The week before their big event, organizers were a little worried that they would barely collect 5,000 lbs. That wasn’t even the case. They collected an amazing 13,780 pounds, plus qualified for a $50 bonus, bringing in a cash total of $2806!
So, how did they do it? One thing that always helps is having an awesome storage site. They found one from a local business for about $30 a month.
The other tool they used, is social media. It’s always a good idea to get the word out about your Clothing Drive Fundraiser. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other popular social media, it’s a great way to get people involved and informed.