Secretary of Board of Directors and Marketing Associate, 10 Books A Home
Without our volunteer Role Models 10 Books A Home would not exist and we are continuously impressed by the arduous work and passion they show. However, Role Models are giving back even outside of their lesson time and their passion has resulted in some creative fundraising ideas for 10BH.
Just this past July one inspired Role Model raised money for 10BH through her bake sale efforts. For the past year Stanford Student Alexa Wnorowski and her friend Tony have been baking up a storm and providing these goods to friends and students. Coming up with a promotional flyer, Alexa and Tony sent out a newsletter announcing what goods would be available and asked for donations for “Tony’s Treats.” For this last quarter, the pair decided to dedicate the resulting funds to 10 Books A Home – how awesome! In a few short weeks Alexa and Tony raised $800 dollars – enough to provide support for 8,000 hours’ worth of lessons! But Alexa isn’t stopping there. As a Residence Manager at Stanford she plans on working with 10BH and hosting us to make a presentation at the dorms to encourage more donations and people to volunteer for the cause she cares so much about. Way to go Alexa!
“I joined 10BH as a Role Model this January. I love working with kids and teaching, and was looking for a way to get more involved in the local community. 10BH was a perfect fit! When we were deciding which organization to raise money for this spring, I immediately thought of them. I've seen firsthand the impact they make, and I had no doubt the donations from our friends would be put to good use.” - Alexa
Hear Alexa’s story on our YouTube Channel!
Just a few months before that another passionate Role Model raised money for the 10 Books A Home program through a Birthday Campaign. To celebrate hitting the quarter-of-a-century mark, Role Model Victoria Schultz kicked off a GoFundMe campaign in March with the goal of raising $2,000 by her birthday on June 4th. Her hope was to raise enough money to cover four Learners’ lessons for an entire year. Victoria reached out to her circle of friends and family and promoted the campaign on social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat). In regular updates of the campaign’s progress she shared pictures of lessons with her Learner Abby and described what made her so proud to be a part of the program, and the impact it has had on her life for the past 2 years. By June 4th Victoria not only hit, but surpassed her goal and ultimately raised $2,500 dollars for us!
“I wanted to do something for the program that’s provided me with so much happiness. My lessons with Abby are the highlight of my week and I continue to be impressed by the program 10BH has built. It really works. Experiencing that first-hand with Abby made me want to do more. All children should learn in the way that they love and all children deserve an equal chance to succeed. It’s easy to see the impact that 10BH has on the kids, but this campaign was about the impact the program had on me. I’ve learned so much and gained so much happiness, I hope others get to experience that.” – Victoria
Take a look at Victoria’s GoFundMe campaign.
We were so impressed by the efforts of our Role Models that we needed to share their stories with you – it shows us that our impact reaches far beyond our Learner’s lives and affects our Role Models in such a way that they want to share this program with even more people. We’d love to be able to share more of these stories and hear about your support.