Your generosity this year - from those who donated amazing prizes to those who happily purchased tickets - was overwhelming. I would like to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your enthusiastic participation in this event. You blew my expectations out of the water the very first day.
I want to particularly thank brynspikess for her huge donation - she's the reason we had additional lovely things for the raffle as well as those fun prizes at prom (just for walking in the door!) AND a donation of toys and stickers to the local Children's Hospital. THANK YOU.
Yeah, I'm sniffling too, it's okay. ;)
So let's talk about where the money went this year:
I selected a KIVA account, funded by the $565 (I KNOW) we raised this year. With KIVA (www.kiva.org), we pool our money with other donations to fund worldwide loans to enterprising women who wish to start businesses or grow their current projects into self-sufficiency for them and their families. I can't think of a better way to spread the goodwill of our attendees around the world.
You can learn more about where the money went and who each of the recipients are by going to our page: http://www.kiva.org/lender/wincon7245 . From there you can keep track of the money being repaid and loaned back out, etc. Stop by often and see the progress of your donations!
Again, THANK YOU. You are all amazing.
Now - if you made or donated something and would like to "advertise" your business below, please feel free! We want folks to have a second chance at your wares!