STRIVE Rocks Fundraiser Facts

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How much do I have to raise?

If you register before March 31st, we ask that you raise a minimum of $100.  If you turn your packet in after the 31st, then you must raise $125 to dance. Remember, the Participants who raise the most money can win great prizes! Get started today!


Is STRIVE a creditable non-profit?

Yes!  All donations to the STRIVE Rocks are tax-deductible. Our tax-exempt ID Number is: 01-0473116.  Please contact Whitney Wildes for all receipts at 207-774-6278 or  


Who should I ask?

You should ask people you know.  Friends, family, and relatives are a good place to start.  It is a good idea to explain a little bit about what you are doing, why it is important to you, and who it is going to benefit. 


How do I collect the money?

-Ask donors electronically! Create a fundraising page by following the instructions on the next page. Share your efforts on social media or by email.

-Consider making it your own by adding a ridiculous challenge that will entice others to donate (think ice-bucket challenge!). If you’d like to complete your challenge at the STRIVE Rocks event (depending on approval from the STRIVE team), please email to coordinate!

-Send out letters to your friends and family, particularly if they are known to love cards and snail mail! When you send out letters, try to include an envelope with your address and a stamp on it already, to make it easy to return a donation to you. 

-Ask donors in person.  Make sure when you do this, you have your sponsorship form so you can write down their name, address, and the amount of the donation.  If they ask for a receipt, let them know you will mail it to them. 


Start early!  It is hard to raise a lot of money in one day, but if you start ahead of time, you will have no problem meeting your goal. After STRIVE Rocks, send all your donors a thank you note and let them know of your experience with the event!


Who should checks be made out to?

All checks should be made out to STRIVE.


When can I bring in my money?

You can bring your money to the STRIVE Center any time before STRIVE Rocks. If you pre-register before March 31st you can still collect donations until STRIVE Rocks and either turn it to the STRIVE office or bring it with you on May 2nd.  The STRIVE Center is located at 28 Foden Road in South Portland.