AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Veto the 'Squito
Project type(s) Fundraiser
Date completed 03/2007
Chapter Truman State University
Project Coordinator Lindsay Allan
Summary of project Veto the 'Squito was a pajama party that raised money for "Malaria No More," which is an organization that provides bed-nets for people who are at a high risk of Malaria in Africa. We charged $10/person because each bed-net costs $10. The event was easy to execute because the organization, "Americans for Informed Democracy," provided us with a kit for the event...including a DVD, CD, Bed-net, invitations, flyers, etc. To find out more about hosting the event, go to www.vetothesquito.org

Content area Fundraising
Number of participants 20
Participant hours involved 25 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $100 (on food)
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising We advertised on facebook and put flyers everywhere. I thought that the advertising was great, but 20 people showed up, so maybe it could have been stronger.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions I suggest that you send in your request for the party kit at least a whole month in advance. It takes them a while to send it out to people.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments I had a lot of support from the science division at my school. They loaned us a projector, laptop, white screen, tables, etc. We rented 20 bean bag chairs from our student senate.