Taking for granted the reader is aware of Donate-a-Brick fundraising programs (http://www.bricksrus.com
), I offer up a similar plan with Casascius creating the key product.
Forgive me for not going into greater detail, but I'm sure you'll figure out for yourselves the gist of this proposal. Key points: Casascius can make the coins and still enjoy a profit; fundraisers would enjoy a comfortable return; the donators have an opportunity to earn a return on their donation/investment. I like to refer to this aspect as making a donestment
. You can't do that with a brick!http://www.volunteertv.com/state/headlines/Donations_needed_to_finish_Rutherford_WTC_memorial_137416673.html
The overall budget for the memorial has been estimated at $30,000. Because fundraising has been slow, nearly half of that cost has been met by donated time and supplies.
Dotson and Sgt. Jimmy Cassidy expanded their efforts by selling commemorative coins that depict the monument, which have sold better than the bricks.