The New York City Fire Department is excelling in fundraising 101.
I had to go to the City this past weekend for a work conference. After the seminar on Sunday, I met with some friends for dinner and to walk around a bit.
At one point, we were passing one of the City’s many fire department spots and I was told of a fundraiser they are doing — selling t-shirts.
Yeah, it seems simple enough, but this is pretty cool.
So what you do is ring the bell and ask about the t-shirts. You are brought into the department and can buy a shirt. How cool is that? You’re there with the fire trucks and a fireman and helping support. That is fundraising 101 at its finest.
Think about it — you are visiting New York City, which is home to arguably the most famous fire department out there. You get to go visit the fire house and walk away with a shirt — for 20 bucks. And, at the same time, you are helping and supporting said fire department.
That’s pretty cool.
Here’s the even cooler part — every fire battalion apparently has its own design, which is really cool.
Now, I have no idea how long this has been going on for. This doesn’t seem too new, but for somebody who doesn’t visit the City often, it was new to me. So I, of course, had to get one.
To me, this is basic fundraising at its best and I give much kudos to the NYFD for it. Next time I’m there, I may have to add a second shirt. I just wish, when we were inside, I would have seen if I could have snapped a photo or two.
This was definitely pretty cool and well worth experiencing, and I also know the money goes to a good cause.
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