Elections will be in less than 100 days! To help me reach my fundraising goals I am supplementing my online fundraising for Obama for America with offline activities, most recently at a produce and flea market. Many flea market goers are looking for necessities at the dirt cheap prices.
But I thought it was still a good idea to get out and set up a table at rustic Lakeland Farmers & Flea Market to reach more people offline. Customers who made a donation received one of my handmade items created for fundraising.
Flyers (including one in spanish) on Barack Obama's positions on key issues were also placed on the table for customers and those just browsing or passing through. I found the flyers at Barack Obama's website and all I had to do was print them. Here is the link for the flyers: http://www.barackobama.com/downloads
For the table display I included a binder with all the flyers encased in individual plastic covers, so if I ran out of any flyers, a permanent one would be available for customers to read.
To attract attention I wore my very visible Obama '08 tee shirt and covered the weather beaten wooden table with a bright red plastic table cloth.
My Obama Fundraising Table at Lakeland Farmers & Flea Market - Saturday August 2, 2008:
Photo and info: http://www.flickr.com/photos/africreations/2727252939/in/photostream
Slide Show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29209111@N07/show
Black Designers Crafters and Artists for Obama Group: http://my.barackobama.com/page/group/BlackDesignersCraftersandArtistsforObama