Green Dot’s fundraising campaign big success

Green Dot Homer’s crowdfunding campaign has come to a close … not with a whimper, but with a bang. Thanks to the generous support of the community, we raised more money in donations the night for Green Dot A Gogo than any other day during the campaign — a total of $1,173 that night alone. And with that, a good deal of thank yous are in order.

To everyone who came to Green Dot A Gogo, kicked us four bucks or 40, who brought their families and took silly photos and took the opportunity to start a conversation about preventing violence — thank you.

To everyone who donated online, shared on social media or their e-news circuit, who promoted our event by talking to friends, thank you. A total of 87 donations were made online over the course of the 60-day campaign, and online contributions totaled $6,750.

To the businesses that were generous enough to support Green Dot Homer’s mission to end interpersonal violence in Homer: Pathfinder Aviation, Bulletproof Nets, Bear Creek Winery, Homer Electric Association, Puffin Electric Inc., and our super sponsor, Kenai Physical Therapy — thank you so much.

To Alice’s Champagne Palace, who generously provided us with discounts and accommodations to the VIPs at Green Dot A Gogo, courteous and flexible staff, and a fun environment for everyone who attended, thank you for prioritizing community safety and leading the way for other establishments to do the same.

To our entertainers and explainers for the evening: Los Holy Santos Gang, Rudy Multz, and Doug Koester, thank you for being the thread that tied our evening together. Because of all of you, the evening was not only a successful fundraiser, but truly fun to be at.

And lastly, thank you to our incredible, creative, inventive, fun, motivated, dedicated, and passionate Green Dot Homer crew of volunteers. Thank you for doing everything from helping make an epic photo booth to driving all the way to Kenai to pick up shirts, to squeezing the evening in before or after trips. I know you don’t do it for the recognition, which is why embarrassing you in this way is all the more fun.

All the best,

Tara Schmidt

AmeriCorps VISTA

Haven House Prevention Team