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My grandmother, who is in her late 60's, has had lupus from as far back as I can remember. I would like to raise money for the lupus foundation, in her memory, when she is gone, as she doesn't have very long left, but I do not know how to go about this. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be so grateful.
 

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Hi Lou

Im very sorry to hear about your grandmother. You sound like a lovely person and I'm sure she must be very proud of you:)

Could you say which country you live in as there are various charities raising money for Lupus. That way someone can point you in the best direction.

Hope to hear back from you soon
Take care for now
Joan:rose:
 

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lou,
Like joan I am not sure which country you live in but I do know if you are a church goer that most of the churches will also help you with this and are very good at helping in these areas.
I did want to tell you that I am so sorry about your grandmother and do know the feeling. We are all here for you when you need us and would love to help you through this when you need the help. It is never easy to see a loved one sick and know the outcome is not always going to be a good one for those left behind.
I know that silent auctions are really big in the midwest United States. You get people to donate things like dinner for two at a resturant, a free night at a hotel, or gift cert. from stores. Then you have the auction and the money raised would then be for the lupus gift in her name. I hope you are feeling as well as you can.
 

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Hi Lou,

I lost my mom this past Jan to Lupus and I'm sort of trying to figure out ways to raise money as well. I ordered 50 of the Lupus Awareness bracletes and I'm going to try to sell those. I also ordered the Lupus bookmarks and the "Someone you know has Lupus" posters. I'm going to be raising money for the walk later this year.

Some other things I may try is a bake sale (or donut sale), selling candy, and putting a jar on my desk with a sign on it about Lupus and my mom. That is my summer goal - to raise money and awareness about Lupus. I may also do a garage sale and put all the proceeds towards Lupus.
 

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In the US one of the easiest ways to do this is to arrange it with the funeral home and ask for Donations to Lupus Foundation rather than flowers.

If you want to go beyond that I would recommend you contact the Lupus Foundation and ask what you can do to help.
Most places of this type are more then happy tp except any help that is offered and have a list of ways that you can do it.
This may include sending you donation forms that you can mail to your nieghbors and friends asking for a donation.
Many places like to get this because it is easier for someone to toss out and ignore a request for help from a place like this then it is from a nieghbor or friend.
Not only that but doing it this way the orginazation is only spending on envelopes and mail to one person rather than the ten or so they normally ask a person to send to.

If you want to organize a fund raising effort tell them and many places will send you information on how to do it and how to protect yourself legally so no one thinks you are collecting for you rather than for the organazation.
many people have done this over the years with cancer and other causes so the athorities are now more suspicious of any such fund raising. It is easy for them to contact an organazation and ask if they are aware of the efforts and the use of there name. If not a person can become intangled in legal problems proving that they are not doing this.
Most organazations today have Registration forms for such efforts and can instruct a person on ways to protect them self like insuring that anyone who donates makes the check out to them rather than the person that is doing the collection and you just pass the check along.
 
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