It's so easy to get started!
First start a Water Circle, Your own personal fundraising campaign that lives on our website. You set a goal and personalize the page by adding photos and even videos if you like. Then share the page with your friends, family, school and community.
A well costs $5,600, and while this may seem like a lot, with little creativity and effort, that goal can be within easy reach! If you feel more comfortable with a lower amount, that's ok too. You set the goal that is right for you.
The next thing to do is come up with ideas for letting everyone know what you're doing and why this cause is important to you. Here are some ideas to get you started.
1Prepare a presentation for your class, club, church, or neighborhood
2Write a letter to the editor of your school or local newspaper
3Put up posters around your school or neighborhood
4Write songs, poems, or articles about the issue and get them published in your school newspaper or yearbook
5Ask your teacher if you or she could invite someone from Wells Bring Hope to make a presentation
6Write a letter to leaders in your community and let them know that this issue is important to you.
7Like us on Facebook and post a link to our website on your friends’ walls
8Re-tweet our tweets
Kevin Kilroy, with the help of her brother, created a presentation to give to her church and school. Kevin's Water Circle page will tell you all about what she's done and why she took on this cause.
Kate McEvilly, a student at Chadwick School in Palos Verdes, California, was inspired to create a Wells Bring Hope club after hearing a presentation by Gil Garcetti. The blog that she wrote about her fundraising efforts will give you some ideas about what you can do to raise money.
1Throw a bake sale or a candy sale, or host an ice cream sundae bar.
2Ask a restaurant to give you a piece of their profits for a day.
3Hold an electronics recycling drive at your school.
4Put on a concert, a play, a talent show, or another type of entertainment for your community.
5Hold a change drive.
6Sell one-day uniform passes.
7Organize a race/walk or a dance-a-thon.
8Set up a weekend car wash.
9Convince a teacher or administrator to agree to do something crazy like shave his head or agree to be in a dunk tank if you raise a set amount of money.
10Start a school delivery service where students pay to have flowers, balloons, or candy delivered to their friends during the school day. This works particularly well during holidays; think Halloween candy, candy canes, or roses for Valentine’s Day.
11Recruit sponsors and hold a raffle for items donated by people in your community.
12Organize a community yard sale, or see if your school has any old P.E. equipment and hold a gym sale.
WBH Overview Presentation