About three or so weeks ago, two women came to the DCAF board and said, “Hey, we saw on twitter that the other Abortion Funds are doing bowl-a-thons in May. We want to plan one for you. We pretty much won’t take no for an answer”
We agreed to bowl. Shock. Silent glee. Acceptance.
We set an ambitious goal of $4,000.
Thanks to the amazing women who spearheaded this event, Danielle Geong and Val Vilott (aka Han-Bowlo & Millenium Val-Con), we blew past the $4,000 mark! Then the $8,000 mark! At the urging of the National Network for Abortion Funds, we changed the goal to $12,000.
And then the DC pro-choice community blew that goal out of the water too!
While the last day to make a bowl-a-thon gift is Friday May 7, as of today… we’ve raised $14,503.25!
Let’s put that in perspective:
- Average annual income of the women we serve $7,000
- ALL Event-related donations made between July 2008 – June 2009 (FY08-09): $6,275
Thank you for coming together as a community to make this event so successful!