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Fund-Raising Fears

Dear Highlights,
I’m doing a fund-raiser to go to nationals for rock climbing. I get really nervous when I hand out flyers asking people to donate.
Riley, Massachusetts

Few people feel comfortable asking others for money. It might help to remember that many of the people you’ll be asking will be excited about the opportunity you have and may wish to support you in pursuing this dream.

When you approach people, stand up straight, smile, and greet them in a friendly way. Briefly explain your rock climbing accomplishments and your dream to go to nationals. Politely ask if the person would like to participate in your fund-raiser, and say thank you whether or not he or she decides to donate. Your parents or coach may be able to give you some tips.

Art by: Keith Frawley

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