Help Holly Help’s goal is to make it to $100,000 by the end of 2016. With more than $97,000 already raised, it looks as if Help Holly Help will reach our goal.
Help Holly Help created their first challenge in September. The Rockford Rescue Challenge. The Rockford Rescue Challenge lasted to October 15, 2016. The challenge raised $11,750. Help Holly Help created media campaigns, paper campaigns and created a facebook account to raise awareness to Rockford Rescue Mission’s mission, to help feed and shelter people suffering from homelessness.
The second challenge is Covenant Enabling Residences of Illinois, also known as “CER.” The CER challenge was a unusual, in the sense the challenge lasted one-night. Help Holly Help had a special thermostat on the website tracking all the donations given. Initially the Gala reported $26,000 raised, but after the final count, the one-night gala challenge raised more than $58,200. The money raised will go to adults suffering from developmental disabilities.
Help Holly Help’s third and current challenge is the Alano Club of Lahaina Challenge. The Alano club challenge has received $14,255 in donations. This is an exceptional amount of donations when you consider the population of Lahaina is not much more than 15,000. On December 6, 2016, the challenge amount increased from $10,000 to $15,000. The increase is due to the challenges early success, raising most of the $10,000 in the first 2 days. With 11 days left, the Alano Club of Lahaina needs less than $1,000 to reach their goal.
Help Holly Help has not reached our goal of $100,000 by the end of 2016, but it feels like we are getting there. Help us reach our goal by going to www.helphollyhelp.com and contributing to anyone of Holly Geraci’s listed charities. The charities are 501(c)(3), which means your contribution is tax deductible, up to IRS allowances.