by Work the World

With only two and a half months left until my nursing elective in Takoradi, Ghana, I have been coming up with different ideas to raise money for medical supplies. I have come up with three different ways that will hopefully be a success!

  1. Music Benefit
  2. Supply Donation Box at the Ohio State Medical Center
  3. Italian Bake Sale


On May 14th, 2012, I will be having a benefit at the bar that I am a server at.  I arranged for a musician from Ghana to sing at the benefit. I have invited family, friends, and patrons to come out and support the cause for a cover of $5. I will also leave a jar for any extra donations people would like to make. Additionally, I will be donating all of the tips that I make for the night.

I also work as a patient care assistant at the university hospital on campus. I spoke with the nurse manager and supply coordinator and they have agreed to donate many of the supplies that are needed in Ghana!

I also sent out an email to the employees on the unit telling them about my nursing elective and asking for donations.

Lastly, I will be hosting a Bake Sale (original, I know). I wanted to put a twist on the traditional Bake Sale, so I made it an Italian theme. I love to cook, so I thought it would be a fun and easy way to raise money. I also got a coffee shop on campus to donate gelato. With a little help from Giada de Laurentiis and family recipes, it will surely be a success!

I will be sure to keep you posted on the outcomes of my fundraising events and provide pictures as well! Hopefully my ideas can be of help to you!  Good luck with your fundraising endeavors!

This blog was written by Ohio State University nursing student Megan Mancinotti who is doing her placement in Ghana in June 2012.


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