So on the weekend we launched an event we’ve been working on for a few months, The Kemptville Apprentice. The event is based on Donald Trump’s tv show, The Apprentice.
We have approached three local charities to participate. Actually, by participate I mean, allow us to raise money for them. Of the first three we approached two said yes. One turned down our offer so we are currently trying to find another charity.
We carefully chose our charities, we wanted one that involved kids, one that involved animals and the third will be an adult’s charity of some kind.
So, here’s how this is going to work. We are going to get members of our community, business owners, residents, etc. to volunteer their time to put on a fundraiser for one of the three charities. The catch is that they only have 29 days to pull off an event. The event will be launched on February 1st and starting at that moment they will have until February 29th to create, put together and pull off a fundraising event.
The volunteers will be divided into three groups of 5-10 people and will be assigned a charity. Each team will be given $100 to start them off. After that it is up to them to seek sponsorships and donations to pull together their event.
At the end of the 29 days we will calculate how much each team raised (minus expenses of course) and we will write them a cheque that they can use as they wish within their organization.
The charities we will be working with are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville, Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary and as mentioned, the third is yet to be announced.
We will be assigning three event coordinators to the event, one to work with each team. I will be working with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Rachel Morgan will be working with Big Sky Ranch and Vicky Mindle will be working with our third charity.
We are hoping to have media coverage on this event so that there are constant updates available to everyone and so that the charities and the businesses donating their time and money will get alot of free publicity.
We will also be keeping you posted on the event here on our blog. I will ask each of the event coordinators to update you every couple of days, once we get started, as to what is going on with their team and their upcoming event.
This should be fantastic! I am so excited for February 1st.
I hope you will find some time to attend at least one of the events.