today I am full of gratitude that I am surrounded by so many amazingly generous people. Three years ago I dreamed up this idea where the theater I work for would do a fundraiser for Children’s Memorial. I suggested that, on a certain day, we donate 10% of the proceeds from a transaction to Children’s if the customer mentioned they were there for the fundraiser. I emailed the owner and asked him his thoughts, and he said “of course! but lets do 50% of the transaction!” so cool.
That first year was a little rough (I was still very new and we were still pretty slow), but last year we were able to donate a little over $500-more than 5 times what we had raised the year before. I also had some amazing prizes donated which we were able to raffle.
I am truly blessed to know so many generous people who encourage me to dream bigger!
This girl, one of my students when I taught, is the reason that I realized how important Children’s (now Lurie’s) is:
if you’d like to read more of her amazing story, check out my dance marathon page.
also great (though far less meaningful), today is my favorite day in February!