I wanted to start the year off with an expression of gratitude. Thank you to everyone who was involved with the WEA's Scholarship fundraising event at the Weymouth Craft Fair. Your gift card and lottery ticket donations helped create two amazing "Raffle Wreaths." The gift card wreath was valued at over $350.00!
Your contributions were much more than simply gift cards and lottery tickets. WEA members donated their most precious resource; time. This was the time it took purchasing the gift cards/lottery tickets, time spent delivering these to Murphy school, time spent collecting money from fellow staff members, time spent making signs/posters, and time spent at the booth encouraging visitors to purchase a raffle ticket. Further, I want to thank all the members who purchased their own raffle ticket and the many members who stopped by just to say hi. Finally, in order to make this event a success, members donated additional items such as reindeer crossing signs, table cloths, raffle tickets, curing ribbon, oatmeal, glitter, sandwich bags, reindeer poems, and Christmas wreaths. These simple, yet critical items were equally appreciated.
The success of this fundraising event was two fold. First, we already DOUBLED our donation for each scholarship! Yes, doubled it. The second is that these events give the WEA the opportunity to become a recognizable face in the community. We can connect with students, families, administrators, school committee members, politicians, and of course, each other.
It is my sincere hope that the WEA will continue to participate in events such as these. Based on your kindness and generosity, it seem likely.