Dropping Dimes for Hope

Dropping Dimes for Hope Challenge

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$50 Raised Goal: $10,000

Dropping DimesThe term “dropping dimes” means making assists in basketball.  Here at EDDF, we provide the assist to sarcoma patients and their families.  How can you help?  The Dropping Dimes for Hope Challenge is our annual coin drive.  Did you know when you fill a standard 16.9 oz water bottle with dimes, it is about $100 dollars?  Recruit 10 friends, and you could easily raise $1000 to support the EDDF mission and programs. Filled water bottles can then be dropped off at our signature events throughout the year or converted to check and mailed to EDDF.

This is an ideal fundraiser for individuals, youth groups, teams and companies.  So grab your water bottle, gather your friends and drop your dimes!

When you are ready to begin, register your drive online.  Once we hear from you, we will list your organization on our website as a participant in the challenge.

 

 

Challenge Overview

We have made it simple to join the challenge. Just follow the steps below.

 

Dimes Challenge Overview (1)

 

Submitting Your Donations to EDDF

Your dimes should be counted and converted to checks prior to mailing to EDDF.  If you use a coin counting machine, please beware that they can charge up to 10% of your total donation.  If you are in the Dallas area, you can also drop off your dimes at an EDDF event throughout the year.  We will announce the final amount collected for the year at our final event.  You can also check challenge progress by visiting this page for updates.

Once your drive has ended, please send your donation to:

The Eric D. Davis Sarcoma Foundation

P.O. Box 851846

Mesquite, TX 75185


Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I run my coin drive?

We suggest hosting a drive for 4-6 weeks.  This will help maintain momentum and create a sense of competition.  The EDDF 2016 Dropping Dimes for Hope Challenge will run January 2016 – December 2016 allowing for multiple drop-offs throughout the year. 

Do I have to use a water bottle?

For individual containers – 8 to 20 ounce plastic water bottles make good containers. For larger collections, a plastic milk jug can work well. Household jars like mason jars, pickle jars, mayonnaise jars, etc also make excellent containers. Whichever size you choose, have fun decorating your container. The more creative, the better. We have also provided labels you can print from our website. They can be printed to label sticker paper or glued to the container. 

Can I only collect dimes?

You are not limited to just dimes, and can collect any coins for your drive.  

What happens if I receive checks?

We suggest having any checks made out to the Eric D. Davis Sarcoma Foundation to receive credit for their tax deductible donation. These checks would be mailed with your final collection.

 

 Resources

Program Overview 

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