Every day, researchers moving closer to identifying ways to find a treatment / cure for MHE.  In order to speed up the
investigation into possible treatments, the MHE Research Foundation is committed to insuring a flow of funds to researchers.
Our foundation needs your help in order to maintain this mission.
To make a donation via
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Consider holding a fundraising event
Flyer's, hosting donation cards and other funds raising materials
can be obtained free of charge by contacting our main office
By Online Form Below
Letter Drive:
Families have raised funds for MHE research simply by mailing letters to friends and family. Holiday time is an especially good
time to do this since people are already in a giving mood and many are thinking about year-end charitable giving. We can even
help you write these letters, if you'd like!

"Change" the World with the wings of hope:
Ask 5-10 people to save all their change for 3-5 months. You save yours. Count it at the end of the prescribed time and you
may be surprised to find how much you've raised.

Garage Sales, Bake Sales, Book Sales.

Ask 2-5 friends to help with a bake sale, book sale, or garage sale. You and your friends bake the goodies, or get the books or
other stuff required for the sale, staff it, and help clean up afterwards. This is an excellent way to get people involved in
fundraising without ever actually asking them for money.

Another idea:
Have a sidewalk sale or garage sale for your whole neighborhood or building. Go around to your neighbors and tell them you will
take their stuff outside and sit with it all day to sell it if they will donate half or all of the proceeds to your group. Since this is
stuff people want to rid of anyway, it is a good deal for them.

Happy Birthday:

Invite people to your birthday party and ask that in lieu of gifts they give donation to this foundation.

Make A Wish campaign:

A "Make a Wish Upon a Star" fundraiser works well with schools, churches, scout groups, etc.
To have one, make your own stars out of colored paper or contact us and we will send you some and then ask people to buy
them for $1.00 (or amount of your choice) a piece. By doing so, they can "make a wish" for themselves and for your cause.
Then, to show off the support you've received, you can hang the stars you've sold on a wall with a person's name on each.

Matching Gifts:

Find out which of your friends (perhaps this is true for you also) work in corporations with matching gift programs. Then ask
them to donate and get their gift matched, and ask them to ask their co-workers to donate and get their gifts matched.

If you belong to a church, research whether your church or theirs has a discretionary fund. Many churches have small pools of
money available to groups through a women's fellowship or pastor's discretionary fund or various seldom-used endowments.
Grants are often in the $50-$500 range and so go largely untouched by fundraisers. Sometimes simply writing a letter will free
up this money and it tends to be renewable if someone is willing to ask the church yearly.
Ask if you can do a "second collection." The church passes the plate for its own collection and then you give a brief talk (or
sometimes the whole sermon) about MHE and the plate is passed again.

Service Clubs:

Solicit small businesses or service clubs for $500. If you own your own business and are involved in business organizations or
service clubs, this can be very effective. You can often raise $200-$500 with a simple proposal and oral presentation. Research
all the service clubs in town and see what their giving policies are. They often have formal giving guidelines for large grants of
$2,000 and up, but have smaller amounts of money available for specific small projects.
Ask friends who belong to service clubs, sororities, antique collecting groups, support groups, bridge clubs, etc. Ask to discuss
the MHE Research Foundation in their group and pass the hat for donations. A once-a-year sweep of even small organizations
can yield a surprising amount of funds.

Have a Sundae party:
Hold an ice cream social after church or on a hot, summer afternoon. This is an event that could involve kids and get them
involved in doing something good for the community.

Split the Pot poker party:

Get your gambling friends together. Charge a $5 entrance fee, and have a poker evening, asking that every "pot" be split with
the MHE Research Foundation. Individuals win and so do we. You can charge extra for refreshments, or include one or two
glasses of something with the price of admission. (Watch the laws in your community on this one. In some communities it is
illegal to gamble, even in your own home.)

Dinner Ideas:

With 4 or 5 friends, have a Spaghetti Dinner at a church or union hall or other big room with a large kitchen. Charge $10 per
person and feed more than 50 people. You can charge extra for wine or garlic bread or for dessert.

Have a Fancy Dinner:

At your home or a regular dinner at someone's fancy home. Serve unusual or gourmet food, or have special entertainment.
Charge $25 or more per person, and have 20 or more guests.

Get three friends to help you have a Progressive Dinner: Start at one person's home for cocktails and hors
d'oeuvres, progress to the next person's house for soup or salad, the next person's for the main course, and the last person
for dessert. Either charge by course, or for the whole package.
To make it extra special (and much more expensive), get a limousine for the evening that carries guests from house to house.

Host a Wine and Cheese Party:

Do not charge admission and invite as many people as you can. During the party, give a short talk about MHE, and ask
everyone to consider a gift of $25, $50, or $100 or more (depending on the crowd). Either pass out Hosting donation cars &
envelopes and ask people to give then, or after the party contact everyone individually who came send them out then. Hosting
donation cards can be obtained by contacting our foundation.

Start a Pyramid Dinner or a Chain Dinner: Invite 12 people and charge $12 each. Get two people of the twelve you
invited to invite 12 people each at $12, and two people from each of those two dinners to invite 12 people at @$12, and so on.
Here's the income: Your dinner 12x$12 = $144, From your dinner 12 x(12+12) = $288, From those dinners
12x(12+12+12+12) = $576. Twelve is used as an example.
Service Sale

Organize a service sale:
Get four people (one can be you) to donate a simple but valuable service that many people could use and sell changes for $3-$5
each. Keep the price a little high so you don't have to sell so many and so that the buyers have a higher chance of winning.
Services can include child care for a weekend or for any weekend night two weekends in a row; one day of housecleaning; yard
work; house painting (interior or exterior), etc. Sell the tickets to neighbors, work mates, etc. Encourage people to buy several
by offering discounts for multiple purchases, such as one for $5, 3 for $13, 4 for $17, 5 for $20. If you are really bold or live in
a more affluent area, sell the tickets for $20 each. A full day of housecleaning for $20 is a real bargain, and buyers have a high
chance of winning with fewer tickets sold.

Childhood Collections:
If as a child, you collected something avidly that you now store in a basement, consider selling it. Coins and stamps are
particularly valuable and have usually increased in value over the years. But your collection of rocks, toy ships, rockets,
arrowheads, or dolls can also be valuable. When you donate the income from the sale, you can deduct that sale amount from
your taxes -- an added bonus of this strategy since you probably paid little or nothing for the items in the collection.

Teach What You Know:
Lead or get someone to lead a nature walk, an architectural tour, a historic tour, a sailing trip, a rafting trip, or a horseback ride.
Teach a seminar or tutor on a topic you know: fundraising, knitting, organic gardening, organizing, proposal writing, gourmet
cooking, dog grooming computer skills. Charge $15-25 per person, or charge $35 and provide lunch.

Are you Artistic? Do have an Artistic side of you burning to get out ?  
If you have an artistic side, offer to design greeting cards to specification for organizations or individuals for a fee. If you are
good at calligraphy, sell your skills to schools for graduation announcement, friends for classy but low-cost wedding invitations,
or just fun certificates such as "World's Greatest Dad" for Father's Day or "Outstanding Friend." Create unique Halloween
costumes or masks. Donate the proceeds from your artistry.

Walk-a-thons, Bowl-a-thons, Swim-a-thons, etc:
Hold some type of a-thon event, a walk-a-thon, a bike-a-thon, a swim-a-thon, a bowl-a-thon, etc. People collect pledges for
how far they walk, how many laps they swim, how many strikes or points they get, etc. Consider holding the event at a local
school or even in a mall.

Resolve to Quit a Bad Habit for a Good Cause:
Offer to do something your friends and family that have been nagging you to do anyway, and attach a price to it. For example,
quit smoking on the condition that your friends and family give a donation (This method could be applied to other healthy
behaviors, such as exercising or not eating sugar.)

A Nice Getaway:
If you have a vacation home and would like to rent it out to give someone a nice getaway. The proceeds can be donated to our

MHE Golf Outing:  

Contact us to find out how you can host/chair a golf outing to benefit MHE Research.

Special Occasion Scrolls: Gifts to Remember:
Honor guests of your next wedding, bar mitzvah or other special occasion like the birth of a child by giving them their own MHE
Research Foundation scroll.
By making a $3-5 donation (per guest) to the foundation, our foundation will create and send scrolls to you. An elegant white
ribbon will tie around each scroll.
The scrolls can be placed on reception tables or other locations of your choosing. Each will thank your guest for sharing this
special day with you, as well as recognize the donation you made in lieu of a traditional gift.

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