14 Jun

Originally Posted on May 9th, 2011

Thanks to your generosity and amazing outpouring of support over the past 3 days of Spring2Action AlexandriaEWI raised approximately $13,920. We raised $5,920 and three matching gifts of $1,000.

We also came in first place as the organization with the most number of unique donors 159, which brought us an additional gift of $5,000. Yay!!!

No job or gift was too small in this campaign, and everyone’s actions made a great difference. This was absolutely a powerful grassroots philanthropy effort, and one that gave voice to everyone who made a gift of $10 or more. Each gift regardless of its size led to an extraordinary outcome.

Big things seldom come along. But collectively small acts can add up to great things.

It was very inspiring to team up with all of you and lead this campaign, and to engage with each of you in raising funds to empower and transform women’s lives.

Heartfelt thanks to all our ACTion heroes: each of you who donated and encouraged me throughout the campaign, the Board and Advisory Board, our beneficiaries, my amazing colleague Shannon Lynberg for working long hours to keep our members engaged, the extraordinary team of ACTion Alexandria: John Porter, Brandi Yee, Tracy Viselli and many others for working tirelessly to mobilize the Alexandria community and raise funds for great organizations.

Their efforts resulted in 937 participants, $76,323 + matching grants, which translate in more than $100K funds raised over the 3-day campaign.

Way to go Alexandria and keep on believing in the power of good and the potential we all have to act as heroes for our communities.

PLUS Our WINNER for the Mother’s Day Spring2Action Raffle is Barbara Williamson. Congratulations, Barbara!

She will be receiving our gorgeous hand sewn pink floral apron created by our artist entrepreneur, Velma Crawford. Velma is currently in our Entrepreneur Training for Success and she is receiving mentoring and coaching from great designer and entrepreneur supporters of EWI.

Because of your overwhelmingly positive feedback on Velma’s aprons, we’ve added more aprons to our online gift shop. Check them out and find the one you love! Send us your feedback. We also take custom orders, just email us.


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