It’s hard to believe Week One of Bead Challenge is over. We wanted to share some numbers with you as they pertain to Bead Challenge and our organization as a whole. We could not do what we do without the support of our bead artists and we have to give a shout out to all of our amazing open studio hosts and our bead makers who are flaming from a distance.
Last month, we put out a call for beads and had an incredible response! When we said we had orders to fill, you heeded the call and allowed us to fill every bead backorder we had. Wow! We now have those numbers available, but we also wanted to show you the impact you have already made this year. Every bead matters, so we wanted to show you what we have received since the beginning of this year.
Check out these amazing numbers!
We have received nearly 30,000 beads since January 1 and we will likely receive that many during the month of September alone. We challenge you to fire up your torches and see how many more beads you can make this month. Every bead you torch is sent to a child in our program when they need it most, so keep those flames burning!
We also wanted to share the how much we have raised since our Bead Challenge launch on September 1st. These numbers don’t even include funds that were raised during this weekend’s events! Please keep sharing with your friends and family. And if you haven’t already, consider sponsoring a bead (or many!)
We still have three more weeks left of Bead Challenge. What else can we raise in 30 days? See you next week with another update to the leader board!