Successful Fundraising Events + New Corporate Partners
By Alyssa Lile | Director of Programs
Lemonade Stand 2023
Can'd Aid continues to raise funds for the Berthoud Adaptive Park Project, with an updated timeline to break ground in Fall 2023 and to complete the park in early summer 2024. As such, we have the following updates to share:
4/18/2023 | We received a $10,000 donation from beverage distributor High Country Beverage!
6/12/2023 | Our 3rd Annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser raised $17,000! A true community fueled effort, local business and community members gave their time, prizes and funds to make this event our most successful ever.
7/19/2023 | The town of Berthoud's largest employer, Ursa Major, made a generous $15,000 donation!
7/20/2023 | Our project was featured on Next with Kyle Clark's "Word of Thanks" micro giving campaign! This campaign has already raised over $20,000!
7/31/2023 | The Berthoud Fire Protection District and the Larimer County Sheriff's Office put on a 3v3 basketball tournament fundraiser and raised over $3,000.
Can'd Aid is continuing to raise funds for the Berthoud Adaptive Park Project, and we are just over halfway to reaching our million dollar goal!
Picking up where the last report left off, our BerthoudGives campaign ultimately brought in a total $10,285 from local Berthoud business, residents and supporters. What originally started as a $2,500 match from The Arc of Welc County, became a catalyst for a community-wide effort, strengthened by ten local businesses who offered to donate a portion of sales to the project, ultimately embodying Can'd Aid's Fueled by People Power mentality and showing what the power of community can do!
We also received a $10,000 donation from long-time partners, High Country Beverage. Plans are in place for the Berthoud Adaptive Park Project's third annual lemonade stand on June 10th and 11th, where we hope to bring in more funds than ever before, and we are in the preliminary planning stages with the local fire department to be the beneficiary of their 3x3 basketball tournament fundraiser in July.
Thank you for your continued support as we try and reach the finish line to begin building by Fall!
In late November, Can'd Aid was contacted by The Arc of Weld County, "an advocacy organization focused on protecting the rights of individuals with intellecual and developmental disabilities." The organization was interested in providing an up to $2,500 match for all donations to the Berthoud Adaptive Park Project in the month of December.
Can'd Aid and Lauren Bowling, the mother of Miles, who inspired the park project, mobilized immediately to leverage this match locally. Together, we created a campaign called #BerthoudGives, offering local businesses a turnkey way to raise funds for the park both directly and indirectly. Businesses were asked to donate a portion of sales from December 3rd-10th, and we ultimately got fourteen businesses on board to participate. Amazingly, we do not yet have a total from this campaign, because many of the businesses decided to extend their fundraising efforts through the end of the year. However, we did reach our match goal of $2,500 in one day, when an individual donor was inspired by the story and donated the full amount!
In other great news, Can'd Aid also received a $4,000 grant from the Berthoud area chapter of the Northern Colorado Community Foundation, as well as an additional $3,500 end-of-year donation from a repeat donor. Can'd Aid excited for the new year where we intend to continue working on ways to creativily fundraise and enhance our grantwriting efforts.
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