This is a challenge for every team. Don't
get discouraged. Start by familiarizing
yourself with the overall programs of US
FIRST and its benefits. I suggest you read
the the most recent annual report available
from the US FIRST website and other
materials in the communications center.
Then create some documents similar to
Next, make a list of every company you've
done business with, every service you use
regularly (dry cleaners, dentists, doctors,
auto repair, etc). Anyone with whom you have
a personal relationship. Ask all the parents
to do the same. Ask them for small
Now, the hard part: Going for the bigger
donations. Make a list of the local
companies and organizations that may be
interested. Call them and ask them if you
can bring your team in to make a
See these links for examples:
Note that local public colleges rarely
have funds, but corporations do.
Also, check out the cool
Interstate Batteries fundraiser.
Remember, you have to ask.
// Miss Minifig