Team Bella!

Congratulations, Team Bella!

Well, here we are, six months later.  THANK YOU to those of you that accepted our challenge to go out into your community and spread EB awareness and raise some money for EB research!  This is how an idea becomes a movement!  All the people you touched that we would probably never reach... those ripples in the pond will continue on and on thanks to your ACTION.

For those of you that would like to continue to fundraise, and/or spread awareness, here is our contact information

PUCK's address is:

8362 Tamarack Village
Suite 119-265
St. Paul, MN 55125

Tax ID 41-1893645.    


We have TWO PRIZES for the TOP 2 fundraisers!

Our FIRST PRIZE WINNER of a brand new apple iPad is DONNA SPATIDOL from New Jersey!

RIGHT behind her, our SECOND PRIZE WINNER of a Flip video camera is AMANDA SCHAUER from Minnesota!

Thank you, ladies, for all of the time and energy that went into the multiple events you both put on to exceed your own goals in this challenge!  

Together, Team Bella has raised over $13,000!  We are THIS CLOSE to our goal of $15,000!  IF there is anyone out there that had an idea for a fundraiser, but got busy or distracted, the summer is a GREAT time to do one.  Help us hit that $15,000 mark, won't you?  We will give you all the support you need, just ask for it!  Email Ang at  Read on below for lots of tips and resources to check out!

                  FIRST PRIZE:                                                          SECOND PRIZE:


A FLIP Video Camera!


Try these three easy steps to make your next fundraising effort a success:

  • Write your goals down - Just the act of writing them down will help you understand more clearly what you want to accomplish. Also, setting clear goals gives the others in your group or organization a clear picture of what they need to accomplish. It can also help motivate them to take action.
  • Break the project down into bite sized pieces - Okay, you've written down you goal - what's next? Well, if your goal is to raise a million dollars, or a thousand, or just a hundred, that number can be overwhelming sitting there all by itself. One way to take the sting out of it is to break it down into achievable steps.
    Let's say you want to raise a thousand dollars in thirty days. Well you could start by dividing a thousand by thirty to see how much you need to raise a day to stay on track. Thirty four dollars a day is certainly an easier number to deal with.
    Now that you know what you need each day, your group can start thinking about what you need to do to make it happen. How many tubs of cookie dough do you have to sell? How many cars do you need to wash? The smaller steps become easier to achieve and plan for. And, if it's easier it is more likely to get done.
    It may take a little time and effort but making a plan that includes smaller goals and steps is one of the best ways to help you achieve your goal.
  • Track your progress - Perhaps the most important of these three, ideas is to track your progress. Knowing where you are on the journey to achieving your goal will help you and your team to avoid surprises. It can also let you know if you need to increase your effort, and it can motivate you when you're on track. Knowing just where you are also lets your group clearly see the results of their efforts - good or bad.
    One of the most popular ways of tracking a fundraising campaign is by using a fundraising thermometer. The thermometer can take many forms, but typically your goal amount is placed at the top, and the fundraising thermometer is colored in as funds are raised. It's a very simple and straightforward way to provide a visual indicator of your progress, and a motivation for the group raising the money.
While you're taking care of the first two tips we've given you, be sure to use one of our collection of fundraising thermometers for your website! Putting a fundraising thermometer on your site will help to keep your group up to date on the progress. So good luck - we're looking forward to your success!