Welcome to my 100minds fundraising profile, where I hope to keep you all updated on my progress over the duration of the campaign. My name is Laura, and I am in final year Commerce, in UCD. I am extremely honoured to be taking part in 100minds 2016/17.
100minds is a social enterprise founded in 2013, that brings together some of Ireland’s top college students and connects them with one cause to achieve big goals in a short space of time. 100minds connects 3rd level students with a chosen charity and encourages them to run fundraising projects that will help develop their skill set and apply their theoretical learnings from college in a practical means. So far, 100minds has raised a massive €955,000 for Irish children's charity, which has made an amazing impact to date.
This year, 100minds will return to Temple Street Foundation, where it will become an annual fundraiser for the hospital. In June 2016, the ownership of the brand and associated website was given to the Temple Street Foundation by Declan. The foundation now run the project helping to raise funds for vital equipment and patient supports in Temple Street.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile. I am really looking forward to this amazing journey and seeing how much I can raise for such a wonderful cause! Feel free to check out my blogs and also donate with the link at the top of the page.
Every donation big or small would make a huge difference and would be very much appreciated. Thank you, Laura
Posted: over 2 years ago
Over the past 5 weeks, I have been collecting money for a Christmas Raffle. I gathered five Christmas hampers, each containing things such as bottles of wine, whiskey, Christmas pudding, Christmas crackers, candles, chocolates, a big box of crisps and other eye catching Christmas treats. Each hamper retailed at approximately 220 euro, where I had some things donated to me, and the rest I bought.
I distributed the hampers in five different pubs/ restaurants, and had the displaced in an eye catching way. About three times a week I visited each place I had a hamper, selling tickets for the raffle (mostly over the weekend when it was busiest). During the week, I left one person from each place in charge of the money that was collected. Although money was collected during the week, I found that personally going to each place drove the sales more, as they saw who was behind the operation (wearing a Temple Street t-shirt also helped).
I created posters advertising the hamper to stick up around the pubs/ restaurants. I also used the same poster to advertise over social media, creating awareness about what the hamper contained, where you could buy tickets and where the money was going. Over the past four to five weeks I managed to make 2,367 euro from selling these tickets for each hamper, which is absolutely incredible!