What better way to tell your mother (or the mother of your children) that you love her than by donating to fighting a disease that will strike one in eight women? Really, who needs flowers? Donate to a Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walker instead!

I tried that pitch last year with admittedly limited success, but I still really like the idea. You can offer personalized letters, cards, or other small gifts for people who make donations in their mother's (or someone else's mother's) name. That way, the person has something to physically hand the special lady on her special day.

Mother's Day is May 9 this year, so you have about a month to plan and execute this fundraiser. Here's a sample of the letter I used last year. Good luck (and happy Mother's Day!)

P.S. If you are a loyal ChaiLattePlease reader and aren't raising money to walk in the 3-Day yourself, may I suggest donating to one of my lovely team members? Linda, Molly, Vicky, and Jennifer are still working to reach the $2,300 minimum goal.

P.P.S. I'm running a little late this morning, so I'll post the new giveaway later today. But as always, you can comment on this post to enter the giveaway (if you're eager to enter before you know what it is :)

Next week's Friday FundRAISER will feature a pretty successful quilt raffle.
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  1. Kinley's Mom Says:

    I tried this last year too and not a single taker. I also tried one at Valentine's Day and still no takers. I agree with you...it is such a good idea. If any of your readers have suggestions regarding how to 'sell' it, I'd love to here them.

    Personally, I'd do it for my Mother and Sister (but instead I just donate to their fundraising since they are doing the walk too).