A very huge THANK YOU from all of us at the Bay School to all of you who supported us and donated during The Amazing Raise! We were blessed with 122 donors from 13 states, D.C., and even London, U.K., for a total of $5680. Overall The Amazing Raise raised $1,741,376.92 from 20,421 donors for greater Richmond area non-profits. We were part of something huge! Thank you, community!
These generous donations will help us be able to continue our mission to bring art to the greater Mathews community through our gallery, specialized art classes for children and adults, our new teen open studio program, outreach programs to other community service areas, and our annual free week of art for children.
We are in the thick of it! Less than 6 hours left in the 36-hour Amazing Raise and we have raised $5155 from an Amazing 112 donors. Thank you!!! We are only 1/3 of the way to our goal, though, so please find it in your hearts to give today! We want to be able to bring art to Mathews for years to come, and part of being a non-profit means we need your help.
You can donate HERE until 6:00 pm today, EST. Thank you!
I'm sure you've heard of the Amazing Raise... if you haven't, I'm going to tell you all about it! The Amazing Raise is a fabulous and fun fundraising experience brought to us by Give Richmond, a cooperative of area Community Foundations that is an information super-resource for donors and non-profits in the greater Richmond area. The Amazing Raise is an online giving extravaganza that takes place in a 36-hour window from 6am September 17 to 6pm September 18, and includes fun and interesting challenges to give competing non-profits a chance to get ahead for a special prize. We worked hard to produce a video with the extreme help and guidance of photographer Bruce Nelson. If you've had a camera in your face lately, it's for a good cause, and we appreciate your time and patience with the project!!! The video is complete and uploaded to YouTube, so please watch it and share with your friends, family, fellow art lovers, and perfect strangers you connect with online. The more viral the video goes, the better our chance at winning the fantastic new Go Viral! Video Prize sponsored by the Community Foundation. So here it is! Click on the link below... and support the Bay School in the Amazing Raise!
Bay School Art in a Word - Amazing Raise 2014