Vendors and participants wanted! Vendors will be paying $45 for a booth, sell goods/services for $20 or less. 50% of their booth fee goes to Marycrest!
Participants, come on out and spend $20 (or more) while supporting a great cause!
Here is more info on CashMobFundRaiser™.
The "Mob" phenomenon started with Flash Mobs. According to Wikipedia, a Flash Mob is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. The first flash mobs were created in Manhattan in 2003, by Bill Wasik, senior editor of Wired Magazine. A popular one is the Sound of Music in a train station in Germany, which has received more than 4 million views on YouTube.
Next came Cash Mobs; "the idea is the brainchild of Buffalo blogger and engineer Chris Smith, who said that Cash Mobs are sort of a reverse Groupon. Instead of offering people bargain-basement deals, people pay the regular price to support retailers in their communities." read the entire PRI article
Now is the time for the launch of the CashMobFundRaiser™. Developed in Colorado by the founders of 42Infinity Networking & Training Center a Cash Mob Fund Raiser™ gives people an opportunity to support local businesses, entrepreneurs and home-based businesses while helping to raise funds for non-profit organizations, charities, schools, clubs, teams and community groups in their own backyard. It brings communities together and gives people a great opportunity to support one another.
CashMobFundRaiser™ - People working together to raise funds for Local Non Profit Organizations, Charities & Groups while also supporting Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs.
A Recipient Organization and Vendors are chosen and the date is scheduled. The event is announced to the Participants, aka "Mobsters" (the CMFR Members). They are given the location of the event and an introduction about the Recipient Organization, but they do not know who the Vendors are (only that they are all local small business owners and entrepreneurs). The Mobsters plan to spend at least $20 at the event. If they don't find something to buy, they are encouraged to donate their $ to the Recipient Organization.
Vendors will offer products and or services for $20 or less (there may be some more expensive items available, but the majority must be under $20).