Monday, October 24, 2011

Car Wash

Our first fundraiser was a success! While I greatly enjoyed the carwash, and we reached a lot of people, I was exhausted.  Here are a few tips if you’ve got a cause you’re pumped about and want to help raise funds or awareness for. 
  1. Be sure to have lots of soft/smooth towels, like shammies (or if worse comes to worse, a torn up sweat shirt) and a dry spot to spread the towels out so they can dry in between cars. 
  2. Sunscreen is always helpful; if you need proof, just ask the back of my neck. 
  3. Bring a cooler that is full of ice and tons of water bottles; it gets very hot and tiring out there after a while.
  4. Be sure that if and when you hold signs, you hold them so the cars see the signs in time to turn into your wash.
Here is a list of things we had with us: Max Wax soap, ripped sweat shirts, large sponges, two small squeegees, and lots of enthusiasm.

We raised $170 and told a lot of people about human trafficking. It felt good to know I took part in helping other kids. I hope you found my short list of tips helpful. If you took part in the carwash, or if you have questions about your own carwash, leave a comment below!


61 Strong started out as a way for kids to help kids, and it’s growing into so much more! We’re so glad you’ve stopped by. Please be patient with us as we add to our ever-expanding site!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be updating these pages with information on human trafficking, including how to spot it and ways to fight it. We’ll also be talking about upcoming fundraisers, tips and tricks when organizing fundraisers, and how to schedule a speaker for your school or group.
So thank you for stopping by, and check back often!