A can is preferable, but a jar or cup is feasible to use. If you want a label to put on your can, print it out here.
-NN students, feel free to see an exec
Know some basic knowledge about your charity and about Dance Marathon. For this years charity, we made a short description of what Girl Forward is about at the end of this guide.
Please dress comfortably and according to the weather the day you can since you will be standing outside the whole time (No revealing clothes or heels). DM T-shirt is preferable.
Bring a friend with you to help can and raise more money with you. Throughout the years canning has been much more effective when gone in groups. Go with your DM Squad if you have one.
Print out a canning permit (here) to show the store managers if asked for one.
When and where do I go?
Look at the canning google doc to see what locations are registered to let us can (fast food/drink restaurants, grocery stores, farmer’s markets, etc).
You can go canning in your neighborhood!
All of these places should either be approved by the fundraising committee, or you should call ahead to ask if you can can there.
What do I do?
Go to the location and check in with the manager.
Stand outside in DM gear with a big smile!
Politely greet patrons and then ask them if they would like to support Girl Forward by donating to Dance Marathon*.
- NOTE: Not all patrons are willing to donate and that's OK! in case that they don't want to give money just say “Thank you for your time." Don't be rude or get offended if they don't donate.
Be prepared to talk more about the charity and answer any questions they might have.
Please stay safe and have fun!
**Disclaimer: In previous years we have had students behave poorly during canning which caused us to lose the ability to can at specific locations. Remember that you represent DM for the Niles Township Schools so please behave in a respectable manner. If a student does behave poorly,they will lose their ability to can and will lose the privilege to be apart of the best club in the world .
If you have any questions or concerns about your canning experience, please contact your DM Fundraising committee. Description of Girl Forward: "Girl Forward is a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced globally by conflict and persecution."