|Posted by New York Young Professionals on February 11, 2014 at 12:05 AM|
By. Kristen Reed
March is right around the corner and with Spring on its way there is no better time than now to support the March of Dimes. You can do this by getting together with local Kiwanis Family members to make a difference. In addition, feel free to host projects with your companies and agencies to show them how they too can contribute to making a difference in the world through Kiwanis.
1.) Donate Your Unwanted Cell Phones
Due to the constant demand for better, slicker, and faster phones, I'm sure you have at least one or two used phones lying around the house. Don't let them collect dust; donate them to March of Dimes! The phones will be recycled and refurbished then sold - all proceeds are used to improve the health of babies through prevention of birth complications. Donating your phone also helps reduce electronic waste!
2.) Wristbands for Awareness
Sell March of Dimes Wristbands to both fundraise and raise awareness at the same time. Promote the cause to your friends, families, and co-workers. Virtual wristbands are also available (and you can customize them)!
3.) FB/Blog Widgets
An easy way to raise money is to place a badge on your Facebook page or Blog. Show others your passion for March of Dimes and they'll be inspired to donate towards your cause.
4.) Virtual Support
Supporting a cause doesn't always mean leaving to house to advocate and fundraise. You can help out just by lending an ear or a shoulder and showing your support through kind words. Join in online discussions and forums and read the stories of families who have been affected by premature birth or birth defects.