Burlington girl puts a spin, twirl on the average fundraiser

18 Mar

Written by one of our own Elon Students, this article offers great insight on ways to raise money that you won’t be taught in the classroom. She used it to fund a mission trip to Romania but you can apply these for anything!

Stephanie Butzer

When somebody announces a fundraising activity, it usually means a bake sale, car wash or community auction.

But when Taylor Thomas, 17, began brainstorming ways to raise money so she could participate in a mission trip to Romania, she thought outside the box.

“We definitely wanted to do a spaghetti dinner and at first I thought about doing a talent show with it,” Fundraising ideassaid Thomas. “I was talking about it with one of my friends and she gave me the idea to do a womanless beauty pageant.”

She decided to ask if the firemen at the Swepsonville Fire Department would be willing to partake in a pageant to help her raise the money.

Thomas and her mother, Rene Lefler, are close friends with a few of the men at the fire station.

Thomas has a rare syndrome called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (also known as POT Syndrome) that prevented her…

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