For the month of May, Family & Children’s Council of Black Hawk County was given a challenge by an anonymous donor to raise up to $5,000 that this donor would match. This challenge was not an easy task to accomplish, but with the help of some gregarious sponsors FCC was able to reach its goal by the end of the month.
The importance of this fundraiser for Family & Children’s Council results in a vast amount of programming that FCC would not be able to do otherwise. With the summer months being slower in donations for FCC the contributions that came through could not have come at a better time. The challenge that was set for FCC could have been difficult, but with the individuals and organizations that donated FCC was able to reach pass the challenger’s goal.
The importance of the donations that were received reaches beyond Family & Children’s Council, and is able to touch the lives of many in our community. With the money that was raised and that is matched will go towards the continuation of school programs for children and classes to strengthen families. “The need for both sets of these programs are vital to the community because with strong families, comes a stronger community and that is what our focus is here at Family & Children’s Council,” says Shelly Smith, Executive Director of FCC.
Family & Children’s Council strives for the betterment of the community, but without donations such as the ones received for the May Challenge it would not be able to have the impact that it does. Family & Children’s Council would like send out a big thank you to all of the donors that helped raise over $7,300! The anonymous donor will match the first $5,000 dollars, totally over $12,000 to help run programs to better the community. “Words cannot describe how pleased I am with the May Challenge outcome! I just want everyone that donated to know that myself and all of FCC is very grateful to have such great people willing to help our organization,” says Smith.
Family & Children’s Council would like to send out a special thank you to the following people and organizations who are the reason that FCC was able to reach its goal:
Belinda Alexander, J. Philip East, Louis Hellwig, Rick & Bea Koontz, Chastity & Eric Mueller, Susan Runkle, Marilyn Teig, Mary Ellen Warren, Wendell & Betty Wexter, and Cathy Young.
BH Retired School Personnel, Sunrise Exchange Club, Tyson Foods, UAW 838, and Westminister Presbyterian Church