Have you ever seen a flock of 3000+ plastic flamingos?
It is really a sight to behold… and you’re about to!
What is it?
This iconic and poignant display of pink flamingos is both breathtaking and lifesaving, and will be open to the public between during the week leading up to and the week following our big weekend together on Fripp Island, SC. Each bird represents $100 raised in the fight against breast cancer. For those of you that make a donation or fundraise on our behalf, there will be one pink flamingo in our flock for every $100 you raised.
How it all works
- Every donation you make, or that is made in your name prior to the event will be “credited” to your fundraising account
- You can also make additional donations at our Thursday Packet Pickup Party or anytime during event weekend (yes, you can bring cash/checks from your friends back home and we will apply them to your fundraising account!)
- We will give you a blank “love note” for every $100 you raised. Use them to write a personal message to supporters, donors, or to honor someone special.
- Beginning on Thursday afternoon, you can start placing your love notes on “naked” birds in our flock
- Decorate your bird(s) however you’d like. Bring doll-sized clothing, make a funny costume, apply makeup… do whatever you want! There will be a contest for best decorated flamingo so go for gold!
- Friday’s finish line is at the Flocks of Love so we’d like them all to be decorated before then, but you can continue to decorate all weekend long, so no worries!
- Yes, you can take your flamingo(s) home with you or you can leave them with us to reuse for our 2020 fundraising campaign (which will save us some money)
If you would like to receive the fundraising prize packages, please make sure you check the YES box in your dashboard. If you would rather NOT get the incentive prizes, please make sure you check the NO button.
If you checked yes and you qualify for prizes, your prize bags will be waiting for you at Packet Pickup.
Please note that we will only give them to you- not friends or team members. Only you. 🙂
- Let’s say Mary donated/fundraised $415 via your online fundraising page. We will give her four love notes at Packet Pickup. If she bring more donations with you, let’s say they total $215, we’ll give Mary an additional two notes/birds. Mary will write the names of her donors and/or messages in the cards and then find 10 flamingos that have not been “adopted” yet and put one love note on each of these “naked” birds.
- Let’s say Mary is on Team Apple and her team raised $1000. Mary would get flamingos and prizes based on her own personal fundraising numbers ($630), not on the team’s total. The other team members that raised at least $100 will each get a bird(s) but would not qualify for any prizes because none of them AS INDIVIDUALS raised at least $500 (which is the minimum for prizes)
- If Team Apple raised 5k, they would qualify for Choose Your Charity and we would ask the Team Captain to tell us what breast cancer nonprofit they want 75% of their funds to go to (read more here). Mary would also get her prizes and flamingos for her portion ($630) and any other teammates that raised at least $100 will each get a bird(s) but would not qualify for any prizes because none of them AS INDIVIDUALS raised at least $500 (which is the minimum for prizes).
- Any donations made after October 31 will be credited towards next year’s fundraising drive.
- If you choose to augment your fundraising with a Facebook fundraising drive, we must have “proof of contributions” in order to receive proper credit. Please take a screen shot of your final number and either email that to us or bring a hard copy of it with you to the event. That is the only way we can verify the Facebook contributions and give you credit.