Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fun Times with the Fundraising Committee

Greetings from the Fundraising Committee!

The fundraising committee exists to establish sustained relationships with high-interest groups while raising adequate funds for the project. Originally, the goal of the fundraising team was to raise $5,000. The fundraising team has surpassed this goal by currently raising $10,404! Through this process, the team has established donor relationships with some really rad folks, including Shirley Pryor, a generous friend and founder of the Pryor Leadership Program, and Laura Welch, friend of Pryor Fellows and president of the Welch Family Foundation.

Through the process of fundraising, we have been able to rekindle relationships with Pryor alumni, receive donations and support from family and friends, and spread awareness across the Jewell and Kansas City community.

The fundraising team is currently working on seeking in-kind donations for items. We are on the hunt from a shovel to fruit trees to a shed. Donations don't necessarily have to be physical. We also gladly welcome donations of time and service. In our spare time, we are reaching out to individuals and organizations in the Kansas City Community to spread awareness of our cause and our Spring Launch event taking place on April 27th, 2013 from 12-3:30pm at the garden (E 8th St & Troost).

To get the Jewell community excited about our project, we have been selling "Grow Paseo" buttons on campus. It has been a great way to inform the student body about our hopes and visions for the garden.

Grow Paseo!

-The Fundraising Committee

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