Door to Door Fundraising

 

Going door to door selling is hard work. However when the person doing it is ten years old then it is certainly a great achievement and a good way to raise funds for an upcoming Scout Project. Angela has a Dream to participate in a Scouting Project in Timor Leste. She needs to raise about $3,000. However she is committed and has spent the weekend selling chocolates door to door in our area.

I watched her go through the ups and downs in the process. She handled rejection, rudeness and knocked on many doors with no one home. There were the successes too. She sold many chocolates and lollies. However, the most important thing for me was to watch her grow in character and also develop business skills.

As I walked around with her and observed her knocking on doors, it got me thinking about when as a child I used to fundraise going door to door. I have written an article about in on our www.ovari.biz website. The article can be found at: http://www.ovari.biz/leadership/character-development-through-fundraising/

I look forward to fundraising further with Angela as she heads closer to the Timor Leste Project. I am a proud Dad, as I watch her grow and develop through this process.

About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is an Entrepreneur that loves life and is passionate about adventure. Attila Ovari writes, speaks and coaches to inspire others to better themselves through following their passions and chasing their dreams. He has developed his passions of inspiration, leadership and strategy into strengths through his businesses and community pursuits.

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  1. Good show. These are good life lessons. I would have listened to her spiel and bought something. You are a good man and dad. Keep up the good work.

  2. Sound like Angela is quite an awsme gal! I did my first door-to-door fundraising just so I could win a trip to lunch in a limo. Her cause seems much more noble.

  3. This is brilliant! I too, at the age of ten, learned about selling, and it started me on a rewarding, life-long talent of the ability to sell, face-to-face, and even through my writing! This was a wonderful post, and Congratulations to Angela!

  4. Ah yes, I remember those days myself with my children. Valuable lesson learning time and also valuable parent child bonding time. Good for you Attila!

  5. i am so happy to hear that you are involved, and supporting her through this. we need more parents like you

  6. Wish you lived closer lol…my hubby is such a softy for this and he would have bought the entire box…we bought 8 cases of girl scout cookies from his grand daughter this year and are down to three boxes… he is the one with the sweet tooth… best of luck…hope you find a neighbor like us soon…

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