You may be unable to plan a group unite@night walk. It happens. Maybe it's too much of a time commitment, you don't have enough community support yet, or maybe you just aren't ready. But what if you really want to help raise money for the cause? Well... you can!
You can have your own unite@night Solo Walk! Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join you or head out on your own and take a brief stroll around your neighborhood on any evening during the month of June. You will still be able to raise money and walk "with us" by taking place in a virtual unite@night walk.
The best part is: you are entitled to win the same recognition prizes as anyone participating in a group unite@night walk! That means, just by raising $50 on your own, you will receive a 2017 unite@night T-shirt-- and if you raise more than $50 you are eligible to win any of the other recognition prizes at each donation level! (Recognition prize information will be released soon!)
What makes a Solo Walk different than any other unite@night walk?
In fact, not much! Solo Walks are almost identical to group walks, with the exception of the planning stages. You will generally not need to secure a venue or go through the motions of finding donated water, etc. The fundraising is all the same!
How do I raise money for my Solo Walk?
You can call on friends, family, neighbors, co-workers (whomever!) for small donations to support your cause. There is a phrase: "Little by little, a little becomes a lot." Fundraising works exactly like that! For example, you can try the "pay it forward" technique. Recruit 10 people to donate $25 to your walk, and ask them to recruit 10 people to do the same, you have just raised $2,500 for your walk, with practically no work!
How are donations collected?
You will be able to use the Friends-Asking-Friends fundraising website, just as anyone participating in a group walk would. There will be a special walk set up for all Solo Walks-- you may ask people to donate online and credit you directly, or they are able to send in a check or money order made payable to "CSF" to the address below. You are discouraged from sending cash in the mail: it's just not safe! If you have collected your donations in cash (since most people do donate in this way), you can convert that money to a cashier's check and mail it in! For assistance on how to do so, pay a visit to your bank and talk to the local teller.
Checks made payable to "CSF" (if a check is made payable to an individual person, the donation will not be tax-deductible):
CSF Attn: Andrea Grosz 69-39 Yellowstone Blvd. #216 Forest Hills, NY 11375
Have a question that hasn't been answered here? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chapter Coordinator Cathy Poznik at (330) 998-6195.