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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is participating in the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s "Destination Joy" fundraising campaign during this month of June. They are allowing guests onboard Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises ships to make donations to the Foundation. All funds raised will be given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation so they can grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Through the use of Make-A-Wish donation cards, guests will be able to donate any amount they choose. But what caught my attention was their fundraising auctions. To help raise additional funds, they’re auctioning unique onboard experiences such as:
- An opportunity to be on a ship’s bridge while it departs a port
- A behind-the-scenes galley tour and lunch with the ship’s executive chef
- Priority seating for all shows
This got me to thinking about activities that we may take for granted, but others may be willing make a charitable donation for the experience. We may not be celebrities who people will fork out significant funds just to have lunch with us, but there may be ones who would love to be in our shoes for a few minutes or learn a unique skill that we have developed.
Think about what you do on a daily basis. Consider your work, hobbies, and family life. Is there something that someone might find unique that you could use to raise funds for charity? I suspect college students would consider something as basic as a home cooked meal worth a donation. Use your imagination.
Please leave a comment with any ideas you have.