So far, this semester has been off to a great start! Last semester, we each sent out letters to different businesses to make them aware of our 5k- 10k occurring in the beginning of May and asking them if they would be willing to donate anything. In the letter, we informed them that we would be calling back soon to see if they would be willing to donate in January or February. So that is what we have been doing! Each member of our team has been calling the businesses we sent out letters to. So far, we have not had much luck with getting any donations but more phone calls still need to be made and we are hopeful that we can find some businesses that would like to donate to our cause.
A few members of our group also went to the Second Baptist Church on the 26th and worked at an informational table. We handed out information about One Sole Purpose and tried to get donations there. The church has adopted three different schools so they have pieces of paper to include with their donations that they can put directly into their churches donation boxes. It was really awesome to see how interested the members of the church were in our project and how giving they were to this worthy cause.
Earlier in February, we had our first meeting with our faculty leader, Andrea Battaglia. We informed her of our plans to make the phone calls, help stuff the goodie bags and actually work the race. She was impressed with the layout of our semester and thought that everything sounded a lot more organized this way than it did last semester, less last minute activities. The bulk of our hours will be obtained the day of the race since we will be there extremely early to the late afternoon helping with set up and the take down. We also talked about making a giant banner to hang in the Fitness Center to advertise our race to the athletic members of Drury’s campus. We are also in the works of attending the different sorority and fraternity meetings to advertise the race to them and hopefully get some of our Drury family to come out and support us. Other members of our group are also planning on reaching out to the fitness class, “From Couch to 5k” to see if we can make our 5k be the one that their fitness class is training for. Our group is really excited for what we have ahead!