Here are some ideas for fund raisers. Let us know if you have some others to suggest. We suggest that fundraisers be open to the public. It is a great way for people to learn about our work.
Gift Boxes Wrapped with Care!
The women in the Flathead Valley created a very productive fund raiser. They took empty little gift boxes, wrapped them in beautiful paper, tied each box with colorful ribbon, and added a tag with the following words:
This is a very special gift
That you can never see.
The reason it's so special is
It's just for you from me.
Whenever you are lonely,
Or you are feeling blue.
You only have to hold this gift
And know I think of you.
You can never unwrap it.
Please keep the ribbon tied.
Just hold the box close to your heart,
It's filled with love inside.
The boxes were sold at the MAJCO Shabbaton for $5.00 or 4 boxes for $20.
Women's Wellness Programs!
An interesting idea for raising funds for Hadassah is to build on the Hadassah medical mission. Help create awareness in your local area by hosting or supporting a Women's Wellness Program.
Great Falls had a wonderful Women's Wellness day in September 2008. Six speakers--a yoga teacher, a psychologist, a nurse practitioner, and other medical professionals--spoke and answered questions ranging from building personal strength and self-esteem to lowering stress.
Heidi Goldman has made an offer to teach a yoga class in your area and the cost of the class would be a donation which would go to Hadassah.
If this interests you, feel free to call her at (406) 459-7673 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heidi is a certified Yoga Instructor with 33 years of experience: her work with balls of all sizes--the Yoga Equipoise System (YES! Yoga)--is unique, extremely fun, and therapeutic. The balls allow people of all ages and physical condition to enjoy movement; learning to sink, release and elongate, moving deeply into each pose. Exploring movement in this way can be a very personal spiritual experience.
For 2009, the first class was held in Helena March 29: the second workshop was in Bigfork on April 19 and another in Whitefish August 30,