Raffle tickets bring in the bucks

flickr.com, alykat

flickr.com, alykat

Shasta 1 climber Jed Matcham e-mailed me to let me know how his fundraising is going — he’s a firefighter with the Benicia, Calif., Fire Department, and enlisted his co-workers, Ric Netro and James Ensley, to climb Mount Shasta with him this summer. It appears they’ve hit a fundraising goal mine with a pretty simple raffle idea: Sell $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win $500.

Jed said he personally has collected $3,000 so far, and wrote:

I bought 2000 tickets online at www.kwiktickets.com for under $100 and had them in my hand within a couple of days. They are custom printed, and very professionally done. They are very easy to sell! We collected enough to cover the $500 prize in the first day. We will eventually sell between $9,000 and $10,000 worth of tickets, enough to make sure that all 3 of us reach our goal! We are just selling face to face, and have had great success going door to door in residential as well as commercial areas, and standing in front of the local store works well also.

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