The Starfish Community is incredibly grateful to all of our generous and devoted supporters. The past month has been marked by incredible success in various fundraisers, and the generosity of our community around the world is absolutely essential for the longevity of Starfish! And in our efforts to fundraise- both large-scale fundraising events, and grassroots efforts by our volunteers, we recognize the utter necessity of community, and we are blessed to have a community that stretches across the world. Both our volunteers and donors come from different cities, countries- even continents! We realize in this the beauty of our community, and we thank you for being a part of it. For, as Mother Teresa articulates,
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
That being said, here are the highlights of the past month in fundraising:
At our largest benefit dinner so far, on April 9, 2016, we were humbled by the incredible outpouring of love and support. In total, we had over 120 people attend the dinner, and raised over $38,000 in net income from the event!
We’ve also received so much support for the first Starfish March Madness fundraiser, the Friends of Starfish trip to Ecuador this August, our Sponsor-a-Scholar campaign, sales of our book When You Wish Upon a Starfish, and our new bracelet fundraiser. We cannot thank you enough.