Written by Sarah Cohen, Insero & Company Women Build Team Captain
What a beautiful day for a Wall Raising Ceremony! As we gathered around the build site on Saturday that’s what everyone kept saying – and it was – warm and sunny with just a bit of a breeze. That’s three years in a row (at least) of perfect weather for the Women Build Wall Raising. We had a great turn out too – a big THANK YOU to everyone who was there.
For most of us, Saturday was our first opportunity to meet the 2012 Women Build Homeowner Casandra and her daughter Arianna. It was truly a pleasure to meet such a sweet, bright, hard-working young woman and it warmed my heart to see how many friends and family members came out to support them both.
As you may have noticed, the wall got a special paint job just for the occasion – but it wasn’t the only thing painted pink on Saturday…
About half-way through the ceremony Women Build Chair Karen Kall removed her hard-hat and passed it through the crowd with the promise that if they could raise at least $10 we’d get to see the twin’s toes! Well, we must have been intrigued because they raised over $70!!! Plus we all got a good laugh:
Thank you Edwin and Erwin for helping us raise the money and the walls – we couldn’t do it without you! I think we can all learn a valuable lesson from Karen and the twins as well – FUNdraising needs to be FUN! As of this morning the Women Build teams have raised $32,527.49 (great job ladies) but we still have a long way to go before we get to $75,000. So let this inspire you to keep it fun, and make direct, personal, and manageable asks. Every dollar counts! (Hmm, that sounds familiar)
Just for fun, if you didn’t make it to the ceremony, here’s a little glimpse of what it looked like when Team Insero raised the wall: