Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Fundraising Part One: yART Sale

Though How I Feel About Books isn't a registered nonprofit, I'm operating it that way, and I want to be as transparent as possible about what's going on with this organization. I've written about the book club for adults with disabilities that I'll be starting this summer, and how that involves training with Next Chapter Book Club on July 15th in Columbus, Ohio. The bulk of my initial fundraising is going towards the training and travel costs, with everything else going for club supplies and books.

I kicked off the book club fundraising on Saturday. My husband was hosting a yART Sale with a few artist friends, and offered me a table. I had some prints of my photography made and dyed some greeting cards, my husband designed and donated bookmarks, and my mom donated some crocheted washcloths. All the funds raised from selling these items would go into the startup costs of the book club.

I'm happy to say we had a great turnout - thank you beautiful, un-May-like weather! Thanks to friends, family, neighbors, and art lovers, we raised $91 for the book club! I also got the word out to several people who know potential participants for the book club!

UPDATE: The yART Sale profits have been donated to the book club's ioby.org fundraising page for accountability.

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