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!