I am happy to report a very successful opening year for the Carry On Campaign! As some of you may remember, my friend Matt is a singer/songwriter who performs concerts in the Milwaukee/Chicago area to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Each year he has the big Concert For Life,which is his main event.
This year marked his 10th concert and even though we could not attend, we heard it was a great success! This year he raised $43,000 bringing his 10 year total to over $271,000!!!
At last year’s concert, he challenged us to join him in the Carry On Campaign and find a unique way to raise $100 over the course of the year. It wasn’t about writing the ACS a check, it was about community and getting those around you involved and aware of all the wonderful things the ACS has to offer.
At the time, my shop was just starting and I had a sale or two every month. With what my current sales were I decided that if I donated 10% of my sales to the cause, I might … just *might* hit $100. Well, I’m happy to announce that not only was the campaign a success, but Lamaworks has become a much larger success than I could have imagined in just one year. I was able to raise $552!!!
The group of 18 volunteers had pledged to donate $1,800 and surpassed that immensely! The grand total for the Carry On volunteers was a whopping $4,810!!
I am so proud to have been part of this group and can’t wait to see what it turns into next year! Due to my success and a few other changes with the shop I am still pledging to donate, however I have had to change my donation to 5% of my sales, making it more of a challenge for myself – one I look forward to! So far my sales from March and April have brought me to $48, so I’m almost half way there!
Thanks to all for the support!
Until the next time …
The girl behind the lama …