Give More HUGS is hosting its first biennial leadership retreat, and we need your help to make it possible! GMH has members in Texas, New York, Connecticut and the Dominican Republic, and the purpose of this retreat is to get key leaders together in one place to plan two years of programs for students and teachers in Central and West Texas, and Greater New York area. As a team, we will strengthen our work through strategic plans, grounding the work we do in the Central and West Texas, program training, and team building. This retreat is crucial to the development and operations of what we do to help bring communities together to empower students in need to believe in themselves, reach for their dreams, and achieve success.
In 2015 alone, we provided over 2,178 books with inspirational messages, 16 schools received support, and 12 students were able to participate in the HUGS Ambassador program. To date, we have impacted over 4,000 students' lives. In 2016 and 2017, we want to further this success by focusing our support to the Central and West Texas region, strengthening and expanding existing programs, creating a dynamic leadership camp for at-risk students, and recruiting more amazing team members and volunteers.
As we look to reach our fundraising goal of 4,000 for this event, we ask that you consider making a donation to help us out. Many thanks to The Pollination Project and Teacher Store for being our first two sponsors. We are looking for corporate and individual donors to support Give More HUGS for this event and hopefully many others to come. For this event, we need help raising money to reserve the conference space, supplies, and food to keep our team energize while working hard to plan two years of goals and projects. We’ve estimated the cost per person to be 400.00 plus their travel costs. We ask you to consider making a donation to help the GMH team meet their fundraising goal for this crucial Leadership Retreat. A little goes a long way!
Thank you to our corporate sponsors below! We appreciate the continued support! If you are interested in learning about the different sponsorship levels, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.