Buying Toothbrushes and Paint is the BEST PART of a fundraiser for two nonprofits!
Being able to present those items to them = EVEN BETTER!!
Natalie and Morgan, and the M.A.D. Monday Mission Group, were able to buy:
- Toothbrushes for Friends of the Children – Medical, Dental, & Health Educational Missions to Haiti
- Paint for Studio 84
They had $740 to split two ways.
By the way, M.A.D. = Making a Difference 🙂
Morgan and Natalie were able to say the following when presenting the toothbrushes:
Our Middle school Group
M.A.D. MONDAY MISSION
is Making a difference in our community, in our country and in the world.
We’ve been working all year helping nonprofits with various projects.
Helping those who help others.
We are too young to volunteer @ some places, but we can
Bake cookies for the American Red Cross
Put together care packages filled with toiletries for Bethel House
Make Christmas Cards for Soldiers
Decorate Blank placemats with inspirational saying and pictures for residents at the Glen,
We’ve learned that some nonprofits, more than anything, only really need cash donations so they can buy the supplies they need to complete their missions.
Since we are only kids, we don’t have jobs, so we don’t have funds to give away.
We do, however, have time.
Time to create a unique fundraiser
Our CHALLANGE was:
Choose one local nonprofit and one international nonprofit.
Find a way to tie the two nonprofits together, and
Come up with a fundraiser that benefit both of them.
Our solution: We LOVE your SMILE Art Contest.
Did you know that both ART & Good Dental care can improve self-esteem?
We encouraged local kids to show us their BEST smile and create a self-portrait.
The admission fee and recycled silent auction helped us raise money for
1. Studio 84 – an Art studio and therapy center here in Whitewater
2. Friends of the Children – a group from Delavan that travels to Haiti two times each year to help educated the residents about proper dental care – in addition to helping with Dental and medical needs, too.
We would like to introduce you to Mr. Tom Reichert, one of the original founders of Friends of the Children
Mr. Reichert, we worked really hard to earn the money for these toothbrushes and present them to you today so you can bring them down to Haiti with you in September.
If you wouldn’t mind, could you tell us how long you have been traveling to Haiti, how and why your group formed and any major plans you have for the future?