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Dress down for Wishes!

Jeans for wishes
Fundraising can be daunting for those of you who are new to it. With this column we hope to give you ideas on how to raise money for the Walk for Wishes®, grow your team and have a great time!

Trade in your dress pants for jeans and your high heels for flip-flops!

Think about hosting a dress down day at the office or school! A fundraiser like this would be a great final total push before the walk as it is very simple!

This tip was inspired by a fundraiser done by Touch of Class Dance Studio in Broomall and Downingtown for Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia Susquehanna Valley.

The dance studio hosted a spirit week for their students and staff. Each day of the week was assigned a theme and students who brought $1 could dress up in that day’s theme for class!

Advertise in your work place or school that anyone who brings at least a dollar on a certain day or day of the week can dress down and take a break from professional dress or school uniforms. If you just can’t ditch the professional wear at the office, have a business casual day other than Friday.

This is also great for summer camps to implement themed days for campers!

Start planning now for when school starts! What a great way to start the year! Combine your homecoming spirit week with a fundraiser for your walk team.

Touch of Class Dance Studio came up with some great themes for their days. These included Monday Madness (dress as crazy as possible), Tuesday TOC pride day (everyone wore their studio colors and brand), Wild Hair Wednesday, Throwback Thursday (dress in different decades), Fabulous Feet Friday (crazy socks and shoes), and PJ Saturday! Other themes could include superhero day, Disney Day, Hawaiian shirt day, and many more!

Place a donation box and sign-up sheet at the front desk or front office. Post the themes throughout the building to gain interest and excitement. Make sure to do it ahead of time so the dress down does not surprise any of your peers and have them miss out! Send out an email blast in advance and another the night before as a reminder.

All of these themes and dress down incentives will have your co-workers and friends enjoying themselves while your team’s total increases! Remember to take pictures especially if you do themes!

Walk for Wishes Update! 

Special thanks to our friends at Wells Fargo Advisors for becoming a Star of Strength ($2500) sponsor! We are so thankful for your generosity and support. Thank you!

Walk for Wishes Countdown:

Harrisburg: 89 Days                                                             Philadelphia:   96 Days

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