Grassroots Fundraising

Why hold a Grassroots Fundraiser?

Are you unsure whether fundraising is right for you?

     Curious to know where the money you raise goes? 

           Feel that your efforts won’t mean much?

Do you feel strongly about ichthyosis? Then fundraising is right for you. By fundraising, any person with any set of skills can make a positive impact for FIRST.

The money that is raised goes to two main components of FIRST – Research and Member Support. These are two critical areas for the Foundation. In fact, the six-person staff are all involved in either program or both.
Worried that your efforts won’t be impressive enough? Don’t be!  FIRST is the strong organization it is today because many volunteers did what they could for the Foundation. It is still the same today - the Foundation is only as strong as the efforts of our great volunteers! Any amount is extremely important to the operation of FIRST. The Foundation has grown because it uses it resources very wisely. Any donation is a wise investment! To the Foundation, an event that raised $100 is just as important as an event that raises $5,000. Each provides financial support and increases awareness of ichthyosis. Both are core to the mission of FIRST.
The FIRST office provides a comprehensive guide with step-by-step information to help you plan a successful fundraiser.  Contact Chris Wassel, Development Coordinator, for a copy of our Grassroots Fundraising Guide.

Upcoming Grassroots Events
  Give Hope to Madelyn
North Brunswick, New Jersey
Saturday, April 12, 2014
  FIRST Night at New York Mets
New York, New York
Friday, April 25, 2014
FIRST Day at the Pittsburgh Pirates
PIttsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sunday, May 4, 2014
FIRST Night at Washington Nationals
Washington, DC
Monday, May 5, 2014
  Beach Run & Walk
Lido West Beach, New York
Saturday, May 10, 2014
  FIRST Night at the Kansas City Royals
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, May 17, 2014
FIRST Day at Houston Astros
Houston, Texas
Sunday, May 18, 2014
FIRST Night at Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
        FIRST Night at Boston Red Sox
Boston, Massachussettes
Thursday, May 29, 2014
 If you would like more information about Grassroots Fundraising or you would like to order the Grassroots Fundraising Guide, contact the FIRST office.



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