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16 Jan
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Raise a Mile of Dimes for March for Babies

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Looking for a cool way to raise money for March for Babies? Check out what Long Island is doing with schools and districts – challenging them to raise a mile of dimes this spring!

 

One mile has 5,280 feet – and if you raise a mile, you can raise as much as $10,560 for your March for Babies team! Class challenges, grade challenges, and asking local businesses to sponsor a few feet are just a few of the ways the students will be participating.

 

Students are encouraged to sell a quarter mile of dimes, $2,640, and become an official member of the Quarter Mile Club. They will seek out their teachers, friends, parents, relatives, coaches and others to buy feet of dimes, yards of dimes, and maybe even a whole quarter mile to join the club.

 

Every time a sale is made, a student has the opportunity to educate the public about healthy babies and prematurity and its effect upon the community. Check out some of our resources for Mile of Dimes on the Team Youth site!

 

What creative ways are you raising money for March for Babies this year?

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Raise a Mile of Dimes for March for Babies

Comment by AmeliaK — January 16, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

Montana Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is doing a similar project at their state conference in March. Instead of using the actual money to create the mile of dimes, for ever 10 cents donated they will get a paper clip (the size of a preemie’s foot). At their opening session all of the paper clips will be hooked together. Their goal is to have a chain so big that it wraps around the entire conference center.

Raise a Mile of Dimes for March for Babies

Comment by AmeliaK — January 16, 2009 @ 1:19 pm

Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Utlize this by hosting “breakfast for babies” on your college campus. Offer all you can eat pancakes for $3 late at night. Spread the word and make lots of cakes. Get McDonalds to donate orange juice and ask an area story to donate the pancake mix. Bring your aprons and lots of syrup!

Raise a Mile of Dimes for March for Babies

Comment by matthew — January 16, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

This is a great idea, even if you don’t make it, it is a great way to get people excited about raising money for the march of dimes. Great creative, use change for america’s babies (www.marchofdimes.com/change) or do penny wars. See some other neat ideas at http://www.marchofdimesyouth.com/tools/index.asp#dimes

Raise a Mile of Dimes for March for Babies

Comment by Yury — February 2, 2009 @ 7:03 pm

My team is here to help those who are in need. This well be my first year building a team, and so far i have two people. Very excitied cant wait for the day to come.

Raise a Mile of Dimes for March for Babies

Comment by latifah — February 16, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

This is my first year doing this so I really wanna raise as much money as I can for march of dimes, but its not turning out good. I put up flyers and got the bucket to collect money but still nothing. I really need some ideas to raise money because I’m stuck. Please Help Me!!!!!!!

Raise a Mile of Dimes for March for Babies

Comment by Volunteers — March 6, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

Hi Latifah – check out the Spread the Word page on Marchforbabies.org for more ideas – here is the direct link: http://marchforbabies.org/spread_the_word.aspx

Also visit the teams section for more resources! http://marchforbabies.org/family_teams.aspx?si=

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