Now is the time to run a fund drive. One can always come back in 60 or 90 days to do another drive if needs are not in the first efforts. This investing time for parents, family and neighbors. Be sure to tie your drive to what you are about. Announce publicly on what the money is to be spent. Be accountable to your supporters by announcing the results and how and when the funds are spent.
As a product fund raising professional, I can help with these ideas. Drop me an e-mail or give me a call to get things rolling in the right direction.