I can hardly believe that Baked Goods and Beats, the benefit SU is holding to sponsor a Tanzanian girl’s education, is only one week away! My residence hall council and I are working hard to iron out all the final details.
We’re so grateful that other residence halls are excited about the cause! Councils from neighboring halls have helped us by securing food, a space for the festivities, a sound system, and even an inflatable jousting game—a big hit with SU students (no pun intended)!
This week, the council members and I are continuing to call local bakeries to pin down one that would be willing to donate baked goods. Our initial plan was to sell the baked goods in order to raise the money for a girl’s education. However, if we are unable to secure a baked good donation, we have a back-up plan! Nate, our council adviser, ordered sporks (see photo) for us to sell at the event.
They might seem a little quirky, but sporks are a fun and unique addition to a college student’s survival kit, and we anticipate that we’ll be able to meet our fundraising goal by selling them. Additionally, we will place donation buckets around the event site, as well as a She’s the First informational table to share more details about our cause.
We’ve also created a Facebook event, and with all of the residence hall councils that are pitching in and spreading the news via word of mouth, our event is gaining momentum fast. Stay tuned for next week, when I’ll post a recap of the event with photos and videos!