Doing Henna as a Fundraiser

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Posted by Janeen on September 21, 2001 at 19:13:36:

I fell in love with Mehandi several years ago after reading about
preparations for a hindu wedding. For Christmas my mother bought me
a few books and I began experimenting with henna, purchasing supplies
from local Indian/Asian grocers and on the internet. Everyone around
me is a canvas and I usually spend my weekends painting friends and

One of my friends asked me to do henna designs as a fundraiser for a
walkathon that is being held in October. I think that by offering a
small selection of simple designs and recruiting a few friends to
help me apply them, we should be able to raise a good bit of money
for the charity. I plan to absorb the entire cost of the supplies
and will donate my time as well as all of the funds collected. I am
in no way a professional and am only doing this as a way to be

Knowing these facts, I am asking you for some advice on what to
charge. This event will be held in Dallas, TX. I have a good
collection of transfer designs, several plastic stencils of varying
designs, and a supply of hectograph pencils and surgical markers for
creating custom designs as well as bottles and tips of varying
sizes. I won't purchase the henna until later to be sure it is
fresh. Sugar and lemon juice are cheap and plentiful. I want people
to enjoy their designs and feel they got their money's worth, while
making this effort as beneficial as possible. I appreciate any
suggestions you have that will help me make this a success.


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