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Re: elementary school water experiment
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: elementary school water experiment
- From: Laura Wichers <cellostix at wtw_waveform.net>
- Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 14:39:12 -0400
- In-reply-to: <200308080910.h789AWg9005729@otter.actwin.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 12:30:54 -0400
From: Bill Wichers <billw at waveform_net>
Subject: Re: Need some expert help with water experiment at elementary school
frontloaders to do it. Since you are working with a school you may be able
to find someone or some company that would be willing to donate some time
to help you set up your equipment. Also, some ferns around the perimeter
As Bill said, when you are working for a school (or any kind of non-profit,
for that matter), you have a much better chance of getting free/donated
stuff. I have done a considerable amount of work for non-profits and have
found that when the cause is right, it is only a matter of patience on your
part to get what you need for free. Start out with a list of *everything*
you need, no matter how insignificant like twist ties or plastic milk
jugs. Organize the list according to which store or business would have
which materials you need, so you can provide them with specific requests.
Then go out and make your case with every business owner, contractor, and
retailer in your area. You have a lot of options in terms of how to ask,
including cold calling, writing letters, and showing up in person. IME
showing up in person is always the best as people have trouble saying 'no'
to a face. Find out about whether donations are tax-deductible; that's a
great incentive for many people.
You might be able to have a much more expansive project than you expected
if you can tap the right resources.