Welcome to the Fundraising Center hosted by our partner organization, Walking Tree Travel. With Walking Tree, fundraising for your trip can be as simple, efficient, and fun as possible. Everything you will need to get started is below, including a guide to some general tips on other fundraising opportunities. Simply download, print, and you will be ready to start raising funds!
Eligibility: Anyone traveling (or hoping to travel) with SSA is eligible.
Deadline: All payments and order forms must be sent to our office by the day of your program’s departure. If you have already paid in full by this date, we will send you a check for the amount you raised. If you end up not traveling, we will send you a check for the amount you fundraised.
Amount: No limit. You can raise up to your tuition, or even beyond.
This document contains important details about Walking Tree’s fundraising opportunities. Please read this before you start selling.
This form contains the product descriptions, pictures, and contact information you will need to start selling today.
This is a general guide to fundraising that includes valuable ideas, tips and advice on a variety of fundraising strategies.
Walking Tree Program Alumni Spotlight
Hometown: Flagstaff, Arizona
Program: Peru 21 Day Service Adventure
Stephanie first heard about us the fall of her junior year when a representative came to her Spanish class to speak about our programs. She was really interested because her family frequently travels together, but she wanted a different travel experience. When she first presented the program to her parents, they thought it was too costly. Stephanie, however, was still really excited about traveling abroad and thought, “I can do this.” She set a goal to raise $4190 for the Peru 15 Day Service Adventure. She got a summer job as a nanny and worked through September of her senior year. Inspired by her softball team’s fundraiser, she also held a successful enchilada fundraiser to help pay for her flight from Flagstaff to Houston. By December of 2012, she had raised so much that she decided to go on the Peru 21 Day Service Adventure Program instead of the shorter program.
Stephanie’s advice to other students who are thinking about fundraising is, “If you are told that you can’t do something and it’s not possible, look and see what you are able to do. I set my goals high and told my mom and dad I was going to do it, and I did. For my enchilada sale, I knew what people were interested in purchasing and that I could make it on my own. Be creative and think about what people will buy, but also be realistic about what you can make and sell.”