Throughout the month of August local coffee shops donated a penny per cup of coffee sold to our program. This campaign not only raised money for Buncombe County Special Olympics, but it helped bring awareness to our athletes and the amount of effort and dedication our athletes show everyday. It is important to them to know they have an entire community behind them.
We asked the community to take pictures at their local participating coffee shops and post a picture with the hashtag #coffee4champs. We randomly drew a name of all the people who submitted pictures and our winner of the Disney Tickets is Hannah Moore. She is excited to attend Disney for the very first time!
Congratulations Hannah! We hope you have a blast! Thank you to everyone who supported Buncombe County Special Olympics just by drinking coffee! Check in during summer 2017 for our next Coffee4Champions campaign.
Buncombe County Special Olympics is a volunteer-driven, donation-funded program designed to create sporting opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We focus on inclusionary programming that builds connections between our athletes and the community. We don’t have staff members and we don’t pay for office space, the money donated to the program goes straight to creating opportunities for the athletes.
All this being said, fundraising is difficult for us. We often have to ask the same volunteers who coach and transport athletes to turn around and devote even more time to the program to help us run fundraisers. We want to focus more time on our athletes and less on the hustle, so we’re trying to get creative.
We’re asking Asheville coffee shops to help us by donating a penny from each cup of coffee they sell during the month of August.
We want to create a fundraiser that generates the largest amount of community support possible. While money will always help us alleviate our fundraising needs, this concept is more about increasing awareness of our local Special Olympics program. Buncombe County Special Olympics needs community support in order for us to thrive and support our athletes. We view each cup sold as a new connection.
Just like any sports team, we want the support of our hometown.
Our goal is to get as many Asheville coffee shops invested as possible. We’ll be listing participating locations with a map on our website. We’re hoping to generate a new community support and to show the power of collective advocacy. We’ll also work to create business linkages and customer drive to participating businesses through social media.
Enroll your business by calling 828.250.4265 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.