As some of you may have read from a previous post my cute Connor is struggling with his new life and it's responsibilities. We have recently started taking him to a therapist to help him cope a little better. He has begged to be able to get a pump. He's even told me that he's going to ask Santa for a pump for Christmas. Because he was just diagnosed in Oct we are still paying off some large hospital bills and are unable to get him one right now. So we've decided to hold a garage sale/bake sale fundraiser to help try and raise the money we need. We've had several people willing to donate their time, items to sell and have volunteered to help make things for the bake sale. We have emailed everyone we know, have spread the word thru facebook, and have gone through our church to help get the info out there. We've even created him a blog for those who wanted to help but live too far away to participate. What I want to know is those of you that have done some type of fundraiser for your child what did you do? What was successful? What would you have done different? We are also thinking of holding a car wash when the weather gets warmer maybe April? Have any of you had success with this? Those of you that maybe have a blog for your child(ren) what have you put on it? Do you have a place to donate on your blog? Here is ours if anyone would be willing to critique it and give us some feed back on what we can change or make better. http://connorscommandos.blogspot.com Thank you for any suggestions you can give us. We really want to do everything that we can to make this a success for Connor. I also figured it couldn't hurt to get ideas from those that have already done something like this. Thanks again! ETA: I also wanted to be able to add some kind of goal tracker to show our progress in money raised but have been unable to find anything. Most "tickers" are for pregnancies or weightloss. Does anyone have info on where I can find something like this?