This is a sponsored post where all money earned from it will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
What started out as a hobby has turned into a full-fledged fundraising effort by my daughter to make and sell ribbon barrettes to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s (CFF) Great Strides walk one of the largest efforts to raise money for research that we hope will one day lead to a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF).
My determined daughter and co-founder of Ribbon Barrettes for Research (yes, now there’s a website!), makes ribbon barrettes after school when her homework is done before sports practice and music lessons, in the evenings while she watches her favorite shows on TV, in the car as we drive to and from activities. She is completely determined to raise money for important research that we hope will help lead to a cure for people with CF like her best friend, Ava.
I like to say my daughter is raising money to support CF research, one ribbon barrette at a time but I recently learned about Pear’s Johnsonville Charity Sponsorship Program that can help her fundraising efforts skyrocket thanks to your help! Pear is a site that groups and events can use to connect to corporate sponsors who will provide donations of cash, custom t-shirts for events, food and catering, or products and services. With a sponsorship from Johnsonville, groups can raise up to $1000 quickly and easily for their 501c3 charitable organization by harnessing the power of your community.
Qualifying groups for Pear’s Johnsonville Charity Sponsorship Program include:
- School (K-12) group or event
- Sports team, league or event (non-school)
- Not-for-profit or cause-based group or event
- All other types of group or event
- College group or event
- Family reunions
- Age range(s): 13-17, 18-24, 25-35, 36-54, 55+
And remember that you can get $1,000 toward a charity and keep whatever they earn, even if it’s not the full $1,000!
To set up a sponsorship on Pear takes about a minute. Just click through the menus to describe your group, enter a photo, and a description and your fundraising page is done. Sharing your page with Facebook friends and via email right as soon as it’s done is the best way to spread the world and build momentum to ensure that your group or organization will meet your goal quickly. Simple sharing tools create co-branded logos that your group can use to share to spread the word. Reach out to friends via Facebook or email them join your efforts. Simply showing support by using their social media channels to spread the word to their friends to earn points that translate into dollars for your organization.
Options for your supporters include viewing the sponsorship of the organization, liking Pear on Facebook, answering a quick question, visiting the sponsor’s website, uploading a photo to share on Facebook, subscribing to their email list, and rallying your friends to help out. All methods of support are completely optional but the more you do to share, the more points you earn for your actions. And those actions are worth money that the corporate sponsors are happy to pay for with a donation.
It sounds like there’s a catch but there really isn’t one. Setting up Emily’s Ribbon Barrettes 4 CF Research sponsorship page on Pear took me only a matter of minutes. In less than a minute we were connected to Johnsonville as our sponsor. In a matter of minutes, we had raised $25. An hour later we were at $41. Everyone who supports your sponsorship page can earn up to $13 for their actions! It’s so simple and so easy. Every group should try this to raise $1000 for their organization!
Campaigns to raise money through Pear last for 10 days but you can contact them if you need more time although you don’t need to reach the $1000 threshold to receive cash earned during the time period. At the end of 10 days, you’re free to cash out and your 501c3 organization will receive a direct donation for your efforts.
So now that our sponsorship page is live on Pear, we need your assistance to help us reach our $1000 goal in the next 9 days. Please click through the widget below to visit our page and complete actions that are worth points that will help us raise much needed money to benefit ongoing research by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation that we hope will one day lead to a cure for CF.
To learn more about Emily’s fundraising efforts supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides:
- Visit RibbonBarrettes.com, her new website
- Like the Ribbon Barrettes for Research Facebook page
- Read about the lessons I’ve learned through my daughter’s fundraising efforts
- Learn how you can purchase ribbon barrettes through the TotSpot mobile app where the company is generously donating all proceeds to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
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