It feels like just yesterday that Julie wrote this post about what was in store for 2015. Last year was a big year for Paint Love. Thanks to you, we absolutely blew away our goals. We grew maybe a bit too fast and we learned so much. We learned our message is valuable, our story is meaningful and what we are doing is making an impact. We lost some battles. We fell, we skinned our knees. We cried and prayed and then we worked really hard.
But you were there! You supported us, and folks, the stats are in.
In 2015, You Made All This Possible:
Paint Love Projects
Goal: 24 / Actual: 34
Goal: 450 / Actual: 928
Goal: 0 / Actual: 31
PARTNER ORGANIZATION STAFF MEMBERS SERVED
Goal: 0 / Actual: 72
Overall, we had 110 volunteers who collectively spent 96 hours preparing for our projects. This included brainstorming the concept and making samples.
Together we had 35 professional artists giving over 90 hours of high quality artistic instruction to Atlanta’s youth.
Not only did you reach out and make 2015 great, you provided an amazing head start on 2016. Our three biggest initiative this year are:
Our entire rent for 2016 was covered by a donor.
You have funded enough staff hours to make this a reality.
By exceeding our fundraising goals, we are able to sustain our current administrative costs and even grow our event numbers in 2016!
You gave an overwhelming $11,152 dollars to our year end campaign, helping us paint a brighter future. With the matching donation, this adds up to $16,652.
In 2016 we’d like to use your investment in Paint Love to coordinate 45+ Paint Love Projects and serve at least 850+ students. We will be focusing our project efforts on returning to the same groups of children. We’re currently working on ways to evaluate and measure our impact on these groups.
We are so incredibly thankful for your support, your kindness, and pushing us to be better! We can not wait to see what 2016 holds for Paint Love and the incredible children and artists we’ve had the honor of working with this year. Here’s to a brighter future!
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!!
Julie + Mads