Sunday, February 24, 2008


This post serves to recap the financial transactions of The Full Belly Seattle thus far.
We set up our first dinner in June of 2007. Between then and last week's dinner in February of 2008, we’ve hosted six fundraising events. We took in $2,300 dollars at those events, and our costs for groceries were almost exactly $1,300. Therefore, the Full Belly Seattle has just raised its first $1,000! Thank you for all your support!

We’ve used those profits for two $350 Women For Women sponsorships; Beatrice in Nigeria and Sadia in Iraq. And today, we just made a $500 donation to Women for Women to go to their relief efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I’ve never had the privilege to give $500 to anything before. Many of you supporters, like us, have to think in terms of micro-change… giving a few dollars when you can. And maybe we’re still only talking about small changes, but I literally trembled as I clicked the confirmation button, waved goodbye to the five C notes in my mind and prayed that it might change a life or two when it lands on the other side of the world. Thank you for helping give us that opportunity.

The reason our total donations slightly exceed the $1,000 in total fundraising is that Olaiya and I have committed to making our own contributions to this fund outside of our Full Belly profits.

Thank you, and stay tuned for an upcoming invitation to new March and April events!

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