This month has been pretty slow for OneSolePurpose with actual volunteer work but planning for our 5k is in full speed! Things will be picking up speed in April. We have each done around 3 hours of volunteer work plus a meeting with our community leader and faculty leader. Our team members have been picking up the donations from the different businesses that they contacted earlier in the semester and are giving them to our community leaders for our goodie bags. There is a Facebook contest occurring right now, ending on March 27th that if OneSolePurpose wins, 10,000 dollars will go straight to their philanthropy. Liberty Bank is the company running this contest and we really hope OneSolePurpose will win. We are currently tied with another philanthropy for first. Our members have been advertising this a lot on our own personal Facebooks.
On March 25th, we had a meeting with our community leaders Dan and Gayla to talk about all of the different events coming up that we can work. There are about five upcoming races that our Summit team is going to attend and hand out flyers to advertise the race. We will stand at the end of these races and give the flyers to the runners as they are finishing the races they are currently racing. Advertising to people that enjoy running compared to just the general public will hopefully increase the participants for the OneSolePurpose 5k 10k. We also have plans to contact business with message boards outside to write messages about the race on them and to hang up posters on the windows of their establishments. Another way of advertising is to set up a table outside in the commons to get people to buy raffle tickets to purchase the two iPad minis that our OneSolePurpose team is purchasing from our Drury budget. We will sell the raffle tickets for a dollar each and hope that our Drury community will help us out and support our philanthropy.
Members of our group are also getting ready to go around to the different fraternities and sororities to advertise the race and hopefully get some people to sign up or at least buy the raffle tickets. We are also still making the banner to hang in the Drury rec center to once again advertise to the athletic members of Drury’s campus that is athletically inclined. Our entire group is working together to make all of these different things happen. When anyone is available, they are helping. Other than advertising for the race, the actual stuffing of the goodie bags is going to occur in April so our team is getting excited for that as well. As far as preparing for our end goal, our end goal is the race which we will get the majority of our hours from. Until then, advertise, advertise, And ADVERTISE!