WARREN, Mich. — Art Van Furniture and WJR raised over $22,000 during a discussion and book signing with Mitch Albom at its Warren, Mich. headquarters on Feb. 2. Tickets were $10 and 100 percent of the proceeds went to S.A.Y. Detroit, a non-profit charity Albom founded to improve the lives of Detroit’s homelessness. The first 350 attendees received a complimentary autographed copy of his new book “Have a Little Faith.” About 400 people attended the fundraiser because more seats were added at the last minute.
If you think your vacuum cleaner is not anymore that marketable, don’t lose hope. If it is not totally damaged (say, crushed by a truck?), you can try selling it to repair shops. Chances are your vacuum machine will not be sold as a second hand appliance but the repair shop will gladly take it apart and use its components for future repair works.
Opportunity Village is a non-charity non profit donations that was established in 1954 it assists people with intellectual disabilities. The main goal of the charity is to give people with disabilities the opportunity to learn a job and live independent lives. They are Nevada’s largest provider of vocational, employment advocacy and social programs.
1) You can say goodbye to your morning commute. You can put the days of being reputable local charities in bumper to bumper traffic long behind you. Your office is anywhere you choose for it to be. You can sit with your laptop in your pajamas on the couch, or have a desktop in your office while in your business casual attire.
Tell your child stories of real life heroes! Did you hear on the news about a heroic fireman who saved a family? Make that a bed time story! Your child will grow up with an appreciation of real life compassionate individuals.
Simply put you want to encourage feedback, provide a link or run a poll somewhere so that you can measure the effectiveness of your email campaign. If you have a measurable response from a direct response marketing email, then use that as a template. Obviously if no one has anything to say in response to what you’ve delivered, treat it like they did; trash it.
Offer something along with a raffle ticket purchase like a free car wash or a free meal from a local restaurant. Of course the business would donate the product in exchange for the free advertising. Same thing goes for offering other items that local business may donate to you to help out like a free pizza, movie rentals, movie tickets and so on. You would of course promote those businesses along with your raffle, “Thanks to John Doe’s Pizza House for donating pizza!” or whatever.
There are so many opportunities and possibilities for kids today. Entrepreneurialism is growing faster than ever and starting a business is much easier because of Internet, technology, and resources. However, no matter how much the biz kid has accomplished, at the end of the day, they are all still just kids. They can always start another business later on but they only have one childhood.