by Kelly Holck
on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 2:36pm.
Everyone believes in something.
That's why, to start off 2019, we want to promote an organization and cause we truly believe in here at Madison Neighborhoods - Keller Williams: Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.
A little about Second Harvest Foodbank:
Nonprofit hunger-relief charity organization
Southern Wisconsin's largest hunger relief-charity
Three major goals: food distribution, promotion of government programs, and promoting hunger awareness
Accepts cash donations; every $1.00 donated provides 3 meals to those in need
Accepts a wide variety of food and grocery items (note from Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin below); every 1.2 lbs of food donated provides 1 meal to those in need
This fundraiser for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is in collaboration with a fun event we're presenting to YOU: a March Madness pool.
As soon as Selection Sunday rolls through, we'll have free brackets up for EVERYONE and ANYONE to fill out. Even if you're like me and you know nothing about basketball, you can still join in on the fun! Just pick your favorite mascot or the teams with the coolest uniforms, and fill out your bracket. The top brackets AKA closest guesses to the actual tournament outcome, will win some super fun prizes.
Check out the 2019 tournament dates below.
We are asking that if you do fill out a bracket, consider donating to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin to help a family in need. Though our current goal is $6,000 or 18,000 meals, we're hoping to go above and beyond that goal. Because of YOU *the clients, vendors, friends, and family we have* we believe we can make it happen!
For the purposes of our fundraiser, we're only accepting cash donations. However, if you'd like to donate food items, you're more than welcome to drop food off at 2802 Dairy Dr, Madison, WI 53718 between 8:30AM and 4:00PM.
Our other ask is a little bigger: we're hoping to get some local businesses who are passionate about this same great cause to partner up with us. We're going to need help with prizes, along with sponsorship for an upcoming event we'll be hosting to benefit Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.
If you are a business owner OR know of one who might like to participate, please feel free to reach out to us: 608.729.7351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep an eye out for more details on prizes, the bracket URL, and some participating sponsors. The donation page (below) is open now, so you can start helping hungry families today!
If you're still not convinced on why you should donate, think of kids like the ones shown below. A simple dollar that you might have sitting at the bottom of your purse, in your couch cushions, or in your change jar at home would feed all three of these little boys a meal. You can also take a look at some of the real life stories and lives that were impacted by this amazing organization.
Thanks for reading! I'll keep you updated as we get more details ironed out.