Consider that for a moment.
Five women - all of whom have young triplets - have committed time out of their busy lives to train for and then walk 20 miles a day, for three consecutive days, sleep in a tent each night, AND raise $2,300.00 a piece for breast cancer research, treatment, education and prevention.
Now as impressive as that is - I believe it is even more impressive that five husbands have agreed to stay home with young triplets while their wives are out walking sixty miles over the course of a weekend. Ah yes. This will be like the spa weekend getaway we've always dreamed of. Except there won't be a spa. And we'll be sleeping on the ground. With blisters on our feet and cramping leg muscles.
But we'll be happy.
Today, while I was out walking six miles in preparation for this big event, I started to brainstorm various fundraising ideas. In addition to reaching out to my friends - family - neighbors and coworkers (which I haven't done yet), I plan to knit scarves and host a few giveaways on my blog (which I also haven't done yet). (Life's been a bit crazy, shall we say?)
My walking teammate and fellow triplet mom, Debbie, came up with the brilliant idea of a lemonade stand that we would set up at busy locations around San Diego. What would make our lemonade stand different than others, is that it would be run - in large part - by triplets.
(Or at a minimum, they would stand around looking adorable.)
Doesn't that sound like an awesome fundraising gold mine idea?!
I'm thinking that in addition to all of this, I would like to have various gifts that I will giveaway for certain donation amounts. It would be kind of like a PBS membership drive...
For a $25.00 donation, you will receive a license plate frame.
For a $50.00 donation, you will receive a duffle bag with Sesame Street embroidery.
For a $100.00 donation, you will receive studio footage from "The Best of Click & Clack."
Of course none of those gifts are real. I'm just using them for the purposes of illustration. Right?
Anyway. I thought that a great gift idea, and/or sale item, would be silicone bracelets. But as I went on line to research silicone bracelets, I was PARALYZED by how many color options there are. And since I'm planning to order about 1,000 of these things - I really want to get a color that people will like. And not just any people ... but men AND women.
Tonight, because I couldn't decide on which color I liked, and then determined that Charlie's wrists are a lot larger than mine, and I'd need to order two sizes, and wow - the kids would love these, too - and maybe other children might like them, I ordered several different colors in several different sizes. And then, as I was reviewing my order of 1000 bracelets, I panicked when I thought about trying to keep all of this "inventory" organized.
Take a look at my order:
|50||Medium BRIGHT RED|
|50||Large BRIGHT RED|
|100||Child ROYAL BLUE|
|50||Medium ROYAL BLUE|
|50||Large ROYAL BLUE|
|100||Medium SMOKED ORCHID|
Yellow reminds me of LiveStrong, so that's out.
Smoked Orchid is nice, but perhaps too light?
What about green?
Or, maybe orange?
Charlie loves blue.
Here's a link >> CLICK HERE >> to the website with all of the various colors.
Please - I beg of you - give me some feedback.
If you were to order 1,000 of these bracelets, what color would you pick??