40 Women 40 Days $40,000
In early 2012 I was approached by Sarah Reaume of Habitat for Humanity about working together on a project. Sarah told me what she had in mind and I was immediately excited to take part.
I planned an information session and we had over 60 ladies attend a great evening event on September 12th, 2012 where Sarah told us about Habitat for Humanity and the project. Sarah did an excellent job of explaining the campaign and we had a lineup of ladies waiting to register before the talk was finished. 40 Women 40 Days $40,000 was born and WIN became the principal sponsor for a Habitat for Humanity Home. We had 40 ladies each pledge to raise $1000 within 40 days – what a challenge.
The 40 ladies had some unique and creative ideas to raise their money and lots of support from the rest of the WIN membership. At the end of the 40 days we had a luncheon to celebrate all of our hard work and to announce how much money had been raised. A staggering $30,500 was raised in just 40 short days with money still to be turned in. What an accomplishment for our 40 ladies and the entire WIN membership.
I feel privileged that I have been able to lead such an amazing fund raising campaign.
We are all looking forward to spring 2013 when we will have an opportunity to help on the build site. All members of WIN have been invited to participate in the final touches on the house where we will be doing some painting and installing the siding.
The best part of the project was getting to know the recipient of the home, Anne Strangway. I can’t wait to be on hand when Anne receives the keys to her new home.