Sunday, July 6, 2008

Prom Fundraising

The high school prom. That special night where thousands of students dress up all spiffy and spend a night out somewhere luxurious, really living it up.

I just found out something that completely BLEW ME AWAY: A high school prom could cost upwards of 100,000 dollars! I was floored. I had no idea. I had never even thought about it.

Let me break this down for you:

Let's just say 1,000 students spend 100 dollars for their ticket to prom. That equals $100,000.

Now, what if each of these students donated just 20 dollars to a good cause. That would be 20,000 bucks straight to a cause.

Even better, what if, somehow, a team of people collaborated with 50 high schools from each state in the USA. Each high school participated in this "20 dollars to a cause" event, and they still went to a sweet, glorious prom.

2500 high schools. 1000 students at each high school. $20,000 raised by each school.

If this little hypothetical situation succeeded a grand total of $50,000,000 would be raised and donated to a worthy cause. 50 MILLION DOLLARS.

The things we don't think about. One beautiful night out to most people, but this could change a lot of things. Just 20 percent of a ticket cost.

1 comment:

Tawny said...

Wow Jeff, that is amazing! Why don't you start something? Seriously, find a worthy cause and start promoting that stuff. That could be amazing.

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