Since I started representing For a Day to my community, I've raised $920! This has been through a combination of approaching individuals and small businesses to support our mission and through matching donations from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Looking forward to making more connections and bringing more supporters to the cause in 2018!
On Saturday we went out on our first run to ask for donations! I was very nervous, so we decided that we would go to Macy's and ask for makeup. And it was great! Here's what happened:
We got to Macy's and decided that we would go to one of the makeup sections (Lancome) to see what they do with makeup that does not sell. We talked to one of the workers and she said that she would call the manager down because she (the worker) did not know. The manager came down and she was so sweet! She said that what they do is they send it back to the factory. Then we started telling her about For A Day. She was so touched, she started to get teary eyed! She asked us if Macy's could possibly partner with us! We're now in discussions about the possibilities for future partnerships. It was an absolute DREAM to get that kind of response on our first time going out!!!
I'm making it public! I originally set my goals as a young ambassador to raise $200 and obtain 50 bottles of nail polish to donate towards the local chapters that need them the most. Just a few days into it, I reached my monetary goal! So, I've doubled it from $200 to $400!