Winter fundraising campaign a success
As a nonprofit, we rely on generous businesses, foundations, and individuals to support our community programs. From Bike Camp scholarships and Holiday Bike Drive to distributing free lights at dangerous intersections – nearly everything we do is made possible by donations that arrive in increments from fifty cents to $50,000.
Two times a year, we reach out to our community of bike shop customers, donors, neighbors, program partners and participants, volunteers, and new friends and ask for money.
For our winter fundraising campaign in November and December 2011, we set a goal to raise $80,000. We thought it would be a stretch, but knew that we could make it if we all pitched in. 2011 was a challenging year for grants, so we really needed to raise at least that much in order to end the year in a healthy financial position.
Well, here’s the big news: thanks to your incredible support we ended up raising over $107,000 in the eight weeks of our winter campaign, which ended on Saturday. This number includes nearly $45,000 raised through the Give!Guide – a hugely important nonprofit fundraiser organized every year by the Willamette Week.
We are beyond grateful. We are speechless. Thank you for investing in safer streets, in healthier families, in equitable access to active transportation. Thank you thank you thank you.