Look closely. At the sidebar. To the left. That little blue progress thermometer shows us that we are half way to our goal! Half way there! And besides making me want to belt out the chorus to Bon Jovi’s, Livin’ On a Prayer (.…Whoa, we’re half way there…), half way there makes me want to share my excitement with you!
It makes me want to smile!
It makes me want to celebrate!
And, inspired by you, it makes me want to shout from the rooftops!
Besides raising funds, raising awareness by shouting from the rooftops is something this group has certainly not been shy to do. And if shouting from the rooftops hasn’t been your style, your subtle whispers have been just as successful.
Your chit chats with your friends have informed dozens of people and raised funds at everything from Jamberry parties to Arbonne parties to equine events;
Your fundraising efforts have sparked interest in others. There are sixty third graders in Fort Saskatchewan who are a little more world water aware this week because a teacher was inspired by Bruderheim School’s story.
Your conversations with colleagues have led to at least three offices being involved in activities ranging from staff meeting presentations to inter-office fundraising challenges.
Your facebook posts have led to support spanning from California to Alaska;
Your use of social media has spread the word. The blog post by Edmonton author, Jessica Kluthe expanded our network, and through the connections of twitter, we have been graciously featured on this adorable blog.
Your conversations around the dinner table have inspired family. Almost $400 in spare change has been donated by your parents after hearing of this project at holiday meals!
With your rooftop shouting, and even your subtle whispering, we have certainly far exceeded the goal
for awareness raised. Woot! Woot!
And with four months left to reach our commitments for funds raised, I have no doubt that we will hit our target. Together. And so, in the words of Bon Jovi (because, yes, he is still in my head), Take my hand and we’ll make it, I swear! Whoaoa…
If you have already raised your commitment, but have not yet let me know, please do! I’d love to hear from you. Or if you are new here and would like to get involved, I’d love to hear from you too!