On February 10th six people from MEJOR Communities stood out in the cold to help direct people to Papa Murphy’s. We didn’t do it just because we like the pizza… we were there to raise money for next year’s project in Pachachaca, Peru. All four of our amazing interns put together posters for the event, and we had fun announcing “Pizza for dinner!” to everyone walking by. We had pretty good foot traffic from 5-7pm as people got off work and made their way to the Whole Foods just next door. It was encouraging to see people go in for pizza to support us when they had other plans for dinner, or even just have them ask questions about our projects and wish us luck. We even had someone go in for pizza with a coupon (which wasn’t compatible with our donation agreement with Papa Murphy’s), and give us a cash donation to show her support.
In the end we made $210 in donations and had a lot of fun. If you came out to help us make our project happen next year by buying a pizza (or salad, cookie dough, or soda)… Thank you! We appreciate that you see the value in our education-based, emotional and physical health-focused projects empowering youth. We hope to see you at our future events as well. Please see http://www.mejorc.org/events.html to see more about upcoming fundraisers. Or show us your support by donating at http://www.mejorc.org/help.html.