True Colors

Funding Ideas

There are many opportunities to make your TRUE COLORS dream a reality. We've put together a list of ideas to help get you started.


We encourage everyone to try raising funds for their experience, even if their families can cover the costs. You may find that raising your own money for something you really care about is both rewarding and empowering. Although fundraising may seem a bit intimidating at first, we think you'll be amazed at how much support you really have in your family and your community.

There are many ways to fundraise. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Just Ask

Communities are full of people that love to see young people thrive. Try writing letters to individuals and organizations letting them know that you're raising money. Print out some brochures or have them take a look at this website, and tell them why it's important to you.

Good places to start asking:

  • Extended family
  • Your friends' parents
  • Local businesses
  • Local service organizations
  • Places of worship

And don't worry about hearing "No"; not everyone is able to contribute, but the more people you ask, the more you'll hear "Yes."

Make Something

Think of things you like to make: jewelry, photographs, cookies.... This is a great opportunity to think about skills you already have. You may find that people are even more inclined to buy things from you when you tell them about the great cause it's going to: you!

Provide a Service

Car washes are a great opportunity to raise money, and can be a lot of fun with a few friends! Or ask around your neighborhood for people who want help raking leaves, mowing lawns or babysitting. When you give to your community, your community will give back.

Contact WINGS

We are fortunate to have a strong community of people who believe in the work we do here at WINGS. Occassionally, we receive donations from people to help fund someone else's TRUE COLORS experience. We encourage you to try and raise as much of the funding as you can. If you are having trouble, give us a call and we can provide you with more ideas. We're hear M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm PST, at 800.697.0040.

Donate to the True Colors Scholarship Fund

Talk about a ripple effect! TRUE COLORS stays in the heart and mind of a teen forever, impacting the quality of their life, their relationships and the contribution they ultimately make to the world. You can help send a teen through TRUE COLORS. We've set up an easy and secure way to donate using the form below.

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