How do I solicit money for a friend?
September 20, 2010 8:25 PM Subscribe
I want to solicit donations with a money raised bar and everything to buy a bike for a good friend who just had her bike stolen.
I just moved into the area, and so we do not have any mutual friends. She has a lot of Facebook friends and acquaintances. Would it be okay to get the e-mails from those with public profiles and ask them to put in what they have? I want to be totally transparent with the money received and such.
Just a little history: We met more than a month ago and totally hit it off and have been hanging out and doing stuff ever since. She is one of the most outdoorsy person I have ever met, and so losing her bike, her primary means of transportation, was pretty devastating to her, and she can't afford to buy another one as nice. I want to do that for her.
I was thinking of setting up something where friends can donate and where they can see a real-time bar that shows how much has been donated, similar to what you see for Susan Komen breast cancer walks and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Is there anything like that available for an individual?
Also, is it creepy to ask friends of a friend who are strangers to you?
Thanks so much for your help!