I cannot express how deeply humbled and grateful I am by the success of the Buffalo Outdoor Sports Association fundraiser. Thanks to all of you fabulous, wonderful, generous, attractive, thoughtful, and downright magnificent people, we raised a total of……
Dude! I KNOW!
Please let me be the first to offer a hearty, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
When I first hatched this plan, I knew that you guys would come through (cause I already knew that you guys rock), but I did not anticipate this LEVEL of generosity and participation. If you recall, the initial goal was $300- enough to pay for one bus ride out to Kissing Bridge. We reached the $300 mark within 24 hours of the start of the fundraiser, and in the end we more than TRIPLED (3x) that goal. I just…..don’t know how to thank you enough.
Thank you so so so so so so so so so so so much to everyone who donated. This money is going to go a long way for BOSA, and I am so proud of everyone who participated.
Debby, my friend, and the founder of the Buffalo Outdoor Sports Association asked me to publish the following letter:
Dear Willful Caboose readers,Your generosity is so touching. I really don’t know where to begin in conveying how awesome it feels to have people reach out and support this little club just because they read about it and were inspired to help. The dollar amount was insignificant compared to the fact that so many of you stopped what you were doing and shared part of what you have with this club.What Kate said is true. We run it completely on community donations and usually getting those donations (aka Fundraising) is a source of major anxiety. This fundraiser felt so different and so fun because it was so easy to do and because TWC undertook it with a sense of joy and possibility. That feeling has spread back to us. This past week of fundraising was such a HUGE success that I can’t wait to get back on the bus this weekend and put all my energy into getting these amazing children up and down the ski slopes with as much fun as possible. Thanks to you we are in great shape this season and a step ahead in getting more scholarships ready for next year! Do you know how good that feels? Let me tell you- it feels GREAT!!Thank you all a million times- I so appreciate the help each of you gave!With Sincere Thanks,Debby Klein- Buffalo Outdoor Sports Assoc.
P.S. I’ll be sending each of you an email with a receipt within the next few weeks. If you’d like a hard copy let me know and I’ll gladly do that . Just write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Even though this is obviously for a very good cause, I was somewhat hesitant to ask TWC readers for money. Because of this experience, I have a new appreciation for the work that fundraisers do, and I’ve learned that it really doesn’t hurt to ask, especially if it’s a cause you strongly believe in. Thank you all, for your generosity, your enthusiasm, and your participation in TWC. I feel so good about raising some money for this organization, but I’m also tremendously proud of the community of bloggers and blog readers we have built in Buffalo.
Thank you all so much!