Monday, September 08, 2008

Popcorn Tip--Week #3: Civic organizations and Churches

There are groups of people out there that want to help you--lots of them.

These groups believe in organizations like Scouting, because they are organizations like Scouting. They support their communities and the people in them.

Look in your phone book for organizations like: the American Legion, Ruritan, the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), Kiwanis, Lions, Moose, Elks, Rotary Club, and Knights of Columbus. Send them a quick letter to let them know what you are doing.

Military organizations like the American Legion and VFW may be very receptive to hearing about the Military Donation option offered by Trails End. Include a print-out from the Trails End website ( of the Military Donation advertisement.

Churches in your area (especially yours!) may let you include a short note in their weekly bulletin, or post a sign-up sheet in the lobby. If your church offers a "coffee social" after services, man a table.

It can take a few weeks for groups to meet or bulletins to print your notice, so start early to give them plenty of time.

Make sure your name and phone number are provided so people can call you directly.

Spell out the deadline to respond—people won’t hurry if there isn’t a stopping point!

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