The children in our playgroup here read articles in the Washington Post about the devastation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They wanted to find some way to help their fellow Americans.
On September 30, 2017, our kids aged 3-11 set up a donations-only Bake Sale and Lemonade Stand to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria via the Center for Disease Control's CDC Foundation. The funds are used to rebuild medical infrastructure in U.S. states and territories affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria.
We were at the corner of Sligo Creek Parkway and Burnett Avenue for only an hour and a half - but the kids raised $440.50. WOW! Princess Awesome matched their gift to the CDC Foundation.
To continue the momentum, we offered a 48-hour Sample Sale event to benefit the CDC Foundation. All proceeds went directly to the CDC Foundation - Hurricane Relief, minus shipping and credit card processing fees ($3 shipping, included in the price, + 2% of the sale).
More than 100 customers bought the 175 items available during the sale, and raised an astonishing $2,374.24, to bring Princess Awesome's contribution to the CDC Foundation to $2,814.74.
And the kids continued to help out - Eva's older two sons helped process, pick, pack, and ship orders!
That's Maria, our Princess Awesome mannequin, overseeing postage and packing slip printing.
From our grateful hearts, thank you. We’re honored and humbled to be part of such a kind, compassionate community. You all are nothing short of AWESOME.