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    Lightbulb Seeking some out side of the BOX THINKERS!!

    I am trying to raise around $3500 for a medical procedure that I have to have within the next month. Doc says I must have it but he won't do it unless I have $3500.

    So i don't know many people and I am not on social media due to my abuser stalking me .

    I need some outside the box thinkers on how I could approach some local businesses and churches for donations for my cause (I would write a letter to go.with my speech) but just asking them for money won't cut it. .


    So I am trying to thing of a fundraiser (not selling donuts an dyour usually stuff.).

    I WANT SOMETHING REALLY REALLY CRAZY AND OUTSIDE THE BOX THAT MIGHT GET THE ATTENTION OF THE LOCAL NEWS .

    part of this procedure is so I can be on a documentary airing on NBC in Jan about domestic violence survivors.

    The surgery is three teeth that my abuser broke off at the gun and they are abecssed and I need my top teeth removed well what is left that he didn't knock out.....

    When folks see my teeth they think I am a meth head. Thankfully I hide my teeth well and no I have never used drugs....


    Any ideas my PR family???!!?? Hit me with your best shot....

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    Hi feisty,

    Sorry to hear about your situation. I hope you can get the health care you need. Have you thought of a go fund me web page?

    https://www.gofundme.com/how-it-work...b3b6445e883062

    Hope this helps,
    pmpl
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    I did but don't really know anyone to donate to it. That was why I wanted some wacky ideas to try to get strangers attention that my coworker is going to help me with lol

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    @feisty

    I’m sorry for what you have endured and admire that you want to help yourself.

    I understand that you need to stay off social media, but I am concerned a wild fundraising idea that gets media attention might also draw attention from someone you don’t want attention from.

    There are many go fund me pages, so accruing a significant amount might not happen, but keep it up. You don’t need to know a donor; they need to relate to you.

    How about a multi-pronged approach?

    Have you negotiated with your doctor to waive or reduce the fees? Volunteer to assist in the office or volunteer for the docs favorite charity, to pay something back.

    Have you gone to a local University that has a dental degree program? You can get the work done free or very reduced by students and the professors inspect and sign off on the quality of work. Visit all churches and places of worship? It might take a village/team to make this happen in short order.

    Put together a truthful letter with photos, before/after damage –blur your entire face, and deliver these to other doctors/dentists with a plea, directly asking for financial assistance to repair the damage. There is nothing more compelling than the victim of domestic abuse stating her case and her financial situation in person. I feel it may convince funders that you have a ‘real” and compelling case for their support and in turn, this makes them more likely to donate and share your story with their friends and family and doctors and dentists to raise funds. Some doctor/dentist may offer their services free or reduced. Have a letter/brochure with this information that they can share.

    Have you spoken to local shelters as well as national shelters and organizations for help or ideas?

    I must be direct; this is not a subject I would want associated with a “crazy” idea right now. (Yes, I would be as eager as you are to be active and help yourself, and I would try anything too---hugs) After you get the funding and the dental care is done, you could share your story as you noted, in a documentary and contact local TV stations to share what happened to you, how you struggled and how you cared for yourself. Then have a fun, fundraiser for the community to support other survivors to pay it forward?

    Setting up a car wash, a race, a hot dog grill, a tomato romp, takes sponsors, permits, volunteers and bookkeeping.

    Whatever you decide to do, try it. I wish you every success and I hope you feel stronger for it.

    I’m looking forward to the great ideas members have for you.
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  6. Hi @feisty the most obvious answer that jumped out at me, is to sell potential donors some rights to cover your story when your teeth r fixed. Perhaps some domestic abuse charities could steer u in the right direction there

    Dobre
    Rom
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    @feisty I'm sorry the PR community can't come up with more ideas for you to raise the money you need. I imagine how your teeth are a constant reminder and painful--that makes me cry. You should not feel badly for your broken teeth, but I understand how some might wonder why. I hope when you feel safe, you can tell anyone who inquires, the reason. You were a victim of a crime and you are now a survivor trying her best to get the medical care she needs and that includes more than fixing your teeth. There is a lot you want and need to do, including uplifting your spirit and calm your being.

    Please know this, I have deep respect for what you are doing, saddened and angry for what happened and what you continue to endure because of it. I admire that you are doing your best to move forward toward a better life for yourself. I feel you deserve this, at the minimum.

    I wish I could take your challenges from you.

    Please take care of you.

    Please
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    Quote Originally Posted by feisty View Post
    I am trying to raise around $3500 for a medical procedure that I have to have within the next month. Doc says I must have it but he won't do it unless I have $3500.

    So i don't know many people and I am not on social media due to my abuser stalking me .

    I need some outside the box thinkers on how I could approach some local businesses and churches for donations for my cause (I would write a letter to go.with my speech) but just asking them for money won't cut it. .


    So I am trying to thing of a fundraiser (not selling donuts an dyour usually stuff.).

    I WANT SOMETHING REALLY REALLY CRAZY AND OUTSIDE THE BOX THAT MIGHT GET THE ATTENTION OF THE LOCAL NEWS .

    part of this procedure is so I can be on a documentary airing on NBC in Jan about domestic violence survivors.

    The surgery is three teeth that my abuser broke off at the gun and they are abecssed and I need my top teeth removed well what is left that he didn't knock out.....

    When folks see my teeth they think I am a meth head. Thankfully I hide my teeth well and no I have never used drugs....


    Any ideas my PR family???!!?? Hit me with your best shot....
    Hi feisty. I think the man that broke your teeth should pay. See a lawyer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy View Post
    Hi feisty. I think the man that broke your teeth should pay. See a lawyer.
    Oh he is also n jail facin 25years so he has no money. I know that normal fundraiser ideas I just thought someone might have something different and fun that I hadn't thought of. Thank you all.

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    @feisty, i had a lot of dental problems and finally got a relative to use carecredit and paid it back monthly. it took 3 years but it got done. some dentists will extend credit on their own, like for braces. unless you have a large circle of acquaintances, gofundme probably won't work.

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