I know you could use some extra help raising money for this trip. We will be doing another coffee fundraiser before you leave for break next week so that you can take your brochures home over the holiday. However, I would like for us all to brainstorm and come up with some other ways you can reach your goal for this trip.
One idea is to write a sponsorship letter. This could be something you present to a business (particularly one that you might have some sort of affiliation with, or one that is related to the Arts in some way), a family member and/or friend of the family, etc.
These letters generally outline the purpose for which you are raising money, why it will benefit you educationally, how much you are hoping to raise, etc.
I found a really great resource on the EF Tours website (the tour group that most of our international travelers tour with) that may be a good place for you to start, or to give you ideas. It will be up to you to take the time to look it over and act on it. I just wanted to make you aware of the resource.
If you have any other ideas for raising funds, either individually, or for a group, please share them here or come see me personally.
In addition to the coffee sales, I am also planning a bowling night fundraiser in January. Stay tuned for more details about this...
If you are still interested in attending the trip, but have not yet turned in your non-refundable deposit of $161.25, you will need to do so by Monday, 12/9/13. I am unable to add any other travelers after this date. These payments are now available to pay online by clicking on this link. You can also send in a check payable to Asheville High Choirs or cash payment.
Also, due to our current trip roster of 34 travelers, the overall price has been adjusted for the trip. Please review the documents section to see the updated information.
Our next payment is due Monday, 12/16/13 in the amount of $240.60.
UPDATE - 12/12/13: Clarification has been received from the tour company. We can still add trip participants after this date. The only "catch" is that there is a chance that the Broadway show we were all attending would either be sold out, would not have seating with our group, or the ticket price may be higher than what we have all paid as part of our deposit. If you are interested, or know someone else who is, as long as you are able to catch up on the payments, we would certainly love to have you join us!