Friday, January 3, 2014

Our first fundraiser!

Just in time for the holidays, Danny and I (plus Brian, my fiancé) held the first fundraiser for PowerUp Ethiopia at the Whole Foods Market in Mason, Ohio. Our initial push was to gift-wrap in exchange for donations, but it turned out that people were more willing to just learn about the project and drop a few dollars in the jar than to have us wrap up their presents!
Left to right: Danny Sexton, Brian Beams, Claire Liegel.
Photo credit: Whole Foods Market, Mason, Ohio.

Overall, we raised almost $350 over the six hours we spent talking with Whole Foods' generous customers, and we also had a huge spike in website traffic over the next few days.

Still, we have a long way to go before we meet our $15,000 goal, so stay on the lookout for future announcements of PowerUp Ethiopia fundraisers around the city!

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