Local fundraising example:
Raffle and soup selling
Net fin result (€)
|Organisation||Movimento de Adolescentes e Crianças (MAC)|
|Funding needed for||Publication and promotion of the Statute of Children and Teenagers|
|Period of action||No information available|
|In-kind donations raised||No|
|Types of donations||Proceeds of soup sale and raffle tickets|
|Types of donors||Members of the local community|
SummaryMAC works with teenagers and children to keep them away from social risks and promote popular culture and education. In order to publicise and promote the Statute for Children and Teenagers MAC organised a local fundraising action, with the help of the beneficiaries. The children who took part in the Workshop on Rights drew pictures which portrayed these rights and painted them on pieces of cloth. The pieces were sewn together by a seamstress from the community and formed a beautiful patchwork quilt. This quilt was then raffled, mobilising the whole of the community to buy tickets. A soup stall proved to be a second source of income. Chicken soup was sold to churchgoers right after mass ended on one particular Sunday.
Tips and lessons learned
Main challenges: to be able to reach the objective; to be able to mobilise people for one´s cause and make people aware that it is a good cause. Not giving up when faced with difficulties.
Main items of learning: that fundraising involves many other factors; that mobilising human resources is fundamental; it encouraged the Movimento to be autonomous and stimulated the children with regard to them playing a leading role.
Review by Wilde Ganzen Foundation
A strong point of this action is the involvement of the beneficiaries, who gained confidence in their ability to raise the necessary resources for their own activities. As the whole action was widely publicised in church, the community became more aware of the importance of MAC for their children.
To raise funds for the publication and promotion of the Statute for Children and Teenagers.
To create awareness in the community about the activities of the organisation.
The local community as a whole.
|Cost/benefit||National currency (R$)||Euro|
|Total amount raised||1,307||0|
|(-) Total amount invested||0||0|
|Net amount raised||1,307||0|
for the soup - ingredients and gas
for the quilt - paint, paintbrushes and cloth.
No further financial information available.
Description of preparatory work
The first team bought the ingredients, the second team prepared the soup.
Coupons were photocopied on sheets, which were then cut up and made into booklets with 10 coupons each. The booklets were distributed to MAC members to sell.
The decision to raffle a patchwork quilt with drawings by MAC children was made in a meeting. The children attended a workshop on their rights and drew what they had learned. The drawings were then transferred to pieces of cloth cut up by the seamstress. The children came back to paint the drawings on the cloth. The seamstress subsequently joined the pieces together.
Description of implementation
A third team sold the soup in front of the church, right after mass had ended.
The raffle was announced during mass for a number of weeks and the quilt was shown, emphasising that it was produced by the children at MAC.