Natick AMVETs Plunge update

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Penny Drive_Flyer_SAMPLE

These are some of the events we are looking at doing so that we can have 2 events to submit to National for entry into the Special Olympics so that we are eligible for money at the National Level. Give the Special Olympics committee some feedback so that we can make a decision on which one we want to do for the coming year     Leon

Hi Leon!

I wanted to send along some of the additional fundraiser ideas we had talked about at this week’s meeting. Attached is a Tip-a-Cop (TAC) handbook. Inside, it explains what a TAC is, how to contact a restaurant, a planning guide, and how it can be successful to you. I am happy to help you set this up, if this is the second fundraising option you choose to go with.

A second idea was the penny drive. This can be customized as you like, but could be good to work with Natick High or Dover-Sherborn since they are already associated with SOMA and the plunge. As we discussed, the way this works is that each grade puts penny’s into their respective buckets, and dimes and quarters or whatever in other grade’s to offset their amount. Then, whoever wins gets a pizza party, ice cream party, etc. Easy to do!

Lastly, Steph wanted me to bring up icon sales. For this, you would find a grocery store, bar, or a restaurant to sell LETR Icons to raise money. People will choose to donate however much they want and have their name written on the icon to show that they support Special Olympics. This can be paired with a TAC (like if you do a tip-a-cop and icon sales at the same restaurant), or done on its own. It will take the pressure off of you guys to raise the money because this is predominantly the store asking customers to donate. The handbook on this is also attached.

And as for the meeting:

·         Working on creating a team with FedEx and will look into more corporate companies

·         Will be sending out donor letter to sports teams soon

·         Look into putting a donation canister at the AMVETs post in Natick with the flyer

·         Breakfast and chicken soup is all set

·         Will have the upstairs area, will need to figure out bartender situation

·         I will look into finding the total raised over all SOMA plunges in Natick

·         You guys are checking on chicken shirts

I have more stuff to send you, but will send this in another email because it’s a lot of information!!

Let me know if you have any questions!


Meghan O’Neil
Fundraising and Events Coordinator
Special Olympics Massachusetts
512 Forest Street
Marlborough, MA 01752 USA
Tel: 508-485-0986 x258
Twitter: @SpOlympicsMA | @massLETR
Instagram: @specialolympicsma
Facebook: /SpecialOlympicsMassachusetts | /LETRMA
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