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 Post subject: trash-a-thon
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:11 am 
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Emmie wrote:
We do an annual Trash-A-Thon, which is really fun. We go around local communities and pick up trash in public areas. We make money by having people 'sponsor' us to help the community. Each kid gets a sponsor sheet, and generally everybody makes about $200.00 a peice.

Last year, I think we raised about $2000 to help with club expenses.


This sounds like a great idea. :mrgreen: Its good for the environment and involves the community, especially if the sponsorship is done door-to-door in the community to recieve the clean up. Do sponsors donate by an amount of trash collected, or a set fee per pathfinder?

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Emmie, I have to wonder if you are one of Pastor Stauffers Pathfinders. He was our Director when we first did several trash a thons to raise money for the 1885 camporee at Camp Hale.
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I'm not that old, am I? 1885?


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oops, 1985, my typing skills are poor at best, and add 3 toddlers to the background.....

Anyway, does that mean you were one of his Pathfinders, he had clubs in Illinoia, Wisconsin, and Texas, ovet the years.

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 Post subject: Re: trash-a-thon
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Emmie wrote:
We do an annual Trash-A-Thon, which is really fun. We go around local communities and pick up trash in public areas. We make money by having people 'sponsor' us to help the community. Each kid gets a sponsor sheet, and generally everybody makes about $200.00 a peice.

Last year, I think we raised about $2000 to help with club expenses.


This sounds like a great idea. :mrgreen: Its good for the environment and involves the community, especially if the sponsorship is done door-to-door in the community to recieve the clean up. Do sponsors donate by an amount of trash collected, or a set fee per pathfinder?

Deanna



My club raised over 2000 dollars last year to go to Oshcosh Camporee with a Trash-a-thon. In our club each kid got sponserships that pay on how much they colected up to a certian point. It is also a verry good idea to talk to your local dump to see if they will donate free dumping!


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 Post subject: fund Raiser
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Hi there

That's a great idea, I need to try it out our club is taking part in our conference fair which is 14 hrs drive, a return trip will cost us about R11'000.00 the amount exclude food & accomodation.

Please pray for our club that the Lord help us to reach our goal, the pathfinders are very excited to go on this trip most of them it will be the fist time away from home.

God bless
charles :D


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This may seem rude but, how much is that 11k roughly in US Dollars? I am curious, I know South Africa can be no easier, if not more difficult in relative fashion, to raise money in; so I am just trying to wrap my mind around your costs. Of course to me 14hrs is a long way, I would be 2-4 conferences away in that time.

I will keep your club in my prayers.

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Fourteen hours of travel is impressive.
I salute your dedication :!:
I have driven to mission trips sites in other countries (Mexico) that did not take that long.

I will pray for your goals to be reached and for the safety of your club as you travel.

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the trash-a-thon is an awesome idea! I'm going to suggest it to our staff at the next staff meeting.

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I was thinking about cleaning parks and stuff, but didn't realize I was going to do it for free till i saw this. How do you go about getting a sponsor?

Side note, is there a more accurate spanish translator then the altavista website?


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Details on how to get sponsors would be like those of other events, you are not doing laps or washing cars so the variance is in that. You may have sponsors for number of hours or number of bags of a particular size for example.

Hope that is helpful


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This could even be tied in with the Geocaching honor as a CITO event (Cache In, Trash Out) if there are many geocaches in the club's vicinity.

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 Post subject: Trash-a-thon
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Good idea ! :D

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That would be an interesting twist.

My club just had another trash-a-thon this fall. We do our pledges per pound of trash each pathfinder picks up, up to 350 pounds. Many of the pathfinders got the maximum also. We agian made a very large amount of money. It was amazing to me how well people would pledge money. Even going door to door asking for pledges. It was something that they were willing to support. Businesses really are the best places to go though. Many especially in town businesses give very good sized donations.

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 Post subject: Re: Trash-a-thon Idea
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:29 pm 
Trash-a-thons seam like a great idea! I will talk to my director about it.


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