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LED Floaties fundraiser Answered

I've heard so much about LED floaties,throwies,and everything else. But, I was thinking this could be used at a community cookout or something like that as a fundraiser. People buy an LED item and release it. Money could go to charity or fund. Any thoughts?

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Aar000n3y
Aar000n3y

13 years ago

Sounds like a great idea to me. But I don't (like many people) like the idea of floaties (water and air ones). It's just not a very clean way to raise funds for something. And it's not practical at all to have to find a way to pick them up somehow. I'd just do regular magnetic ones.

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ry25920
ry25920

Reply 13 years ago

We arn't littering. We would clean it up.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

Are you talking about the helium filled ones, or floating ones?

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ry25920
ry25920

Reply 13 years ago

well, it would be throwies,floaties, and helium floaties. Posibly another LED device

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 13 years ago

they would be LED flies

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

...If they fly away (or go to the middle of a pond) it would be pretty hard to re collect them all..

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ry25920
ry25920

Reply 13 years ago

You can pull the bad out of anthing can't you?

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

I'm quite the devil's advocate =]

I like the idea...you just need to think of a way to recollect them all later on.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

Er... Tie them to strings?

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

With weights attached to the end.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

... Long strings.

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ry25920
ry25920

Reply 13 years ago

Ya, but think about where the money goes.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

button cells poisons a huge amount of water each poison water kills/poisons plants animals who eat the plants get poisoned dead

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Bran
Bran

13 years ago

I'd take a survey to see how many people actually would be interest before you go and invest a couple hundred dollars worth of your own money. I think it'll go over well, but who knows. IIRC, I read on here somewhere that the cost of one throwie is 88 cents; try to find a good price, so that you'll make a profit, but not so high that they won't sell.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

$0.88!?!
Are you sure that's not for one throwie? If you make a hundred, I bet you can do it for less than $88 - I'd guess it'd be closer to $0.50...

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Bran
Bran

Reply 13 years ago

IIRC, I read on here...

Apparently, I didn't remember correctly.

Ah, here we go.

Q-Branch (the author of the original Throwie iBle) says that you can make them for ~$1.00 each; the 88 cents was from when I calculated what my expenses would be for 100. Of course, I probably wasn't buying the LEDs from the cheapest place.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Okay, I was off, they use expensive magnets. 500, though, would cost ~$0.73 each. 100 is about $0.78 ea.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

Hold the event in or beside a large iron building, such as a warehouse or similar.
Buy in bulk the parts to make the magnetic throwies, charge people to make them, then they throw them around the building to provide illumination for the rest of the party.
Or hold the party on or prior to election night - get or make a giant poster of the candidates with a steel background (old fridge doors?) - they can "vote" by throwing their throwies at one of the images (you could be controversial and have a third candidate - None of the above.

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ry25920
ry25920

13 years ago

maybe i shouldn't use helium floaties.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

The cause is great, but you must take in to consideration the damage that the helium filled floaties will do. Just like any other helium baloon, they fly away. Maybe if you had just breathed in air, they won't fly away and be for eco-firendly.