Today (if you’re reading on Nov. 27, 2018) is Giving Tuesday. It’s also the official launch of the 2018 Ugly Christmas Suit Guys Fundraiser. Once again I’m teaming up with my buddy Tom Harness to raise money for a non-profit here in southern Illinois.
This year we picked Honor Wreaths for Veterans. The plan is to raise $5,000 which will provide hundreds of wreaths to cover veterans’ headstones at the Mounds National Cemetery.
Here’s how our portion of the fundraiser works. When someone makes a donation, Tom and I will visit in our ugly Christmas suit made by Shinesty. We’ll do a photo opp and sing a Christmas song (Dominic the Italian Christmas Donkey). That photo goes on our social media pages and we tag you. We let people know about your act of kindness and promote your business or brand.
At the same time, we’re hopefully raising awareness (in addition to money) for the Honor Wreaths program. We’re currently taking bookings. You can schedule (or make a donation here). If you’re out of town, email a pic and we’ll work our Christmas magic and get it posted. We raised more than $8,500 last year. We can do $5,000 with no problem, right? Thanks for giving.
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