Tuesday, July 26, 2011

UPDATE: Help Us Do Some Good! (Part 2)


Well, our event was a resounding success!

We raised $836.17 in cash donations, as well as several boxes of school supplies for CCSD's School/Community Partnership Office. Beverly Mason, Assistant Director of the Program, told me that she spent a whole afternoon distributing these supplies to various classrooms.

What's more, our participating vendors did very well, and several of them even sold out!

We even received some local media coverage, although I couldn't find the video on any station's website. I did, however, get the following screener video sent to me. It shows the local FOX affiliate's coverage, featuring the Princess in her sexy apron, as well as some blowhard talking to the reporter. (Sorry for the quality of the video -- it was shot on an Iphone pointed at a TV.)

Finally, I want to personally thank everyone who was involved in this roundup. There's no way I can name all of you personally. Nor can I adequately express my gratitude. From our gracious host (Stu at Powder & Sun Board Shop & The Montage Shopping Center) to our participating vendors to our volunteers to everyone who came out to enjoy themselves, this was a true communal gathering.

Indeed, this event went so well that we are planning to do something like it again later this year.

Stay tuned!


On August 19th, 2011, from 5pm to 9pm, Grouchy Johns Coffee and Powder & Sun will be holding an event to help gather school supplies for the Clark County School District.

As of now, the food truck participants are:

Other participants include a DJ and face-painters. We hope to add more attractions soon, like balloon-twisters and maybe a bouncy house.

The event will be held in the parking lot of the Powder & Sun location at 4555 S. Fort Apache Road, and everyone will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the "School/Community Partnership Program" of the Clark County School District. This is a program that provides supplies to needy schoolchildren throughout Clark County, especially the large population of homeless students in our public schools.

All donations are tax-deductible, of course. (If you have any questions regarding these donations, please contact Beverly Mason, Assistant Director of the School/Community Partnership Office, at 702-799-6560.)

If any of you would like to participate in this event, please contact me via email.

At the very least, please mark your calendars and attend the event. Enjoy some food, have some fun, and do some good for your community.

Finally, we are still looking for a name for this event -- you know, something catchy. Please contact me with any suggestions.

UPDATE (as of Thursday, July 28th): 

We have been joined by By The Inch Pizza Caffe, who will be celebrating their Grand Opening in the same week as this event. They're located in the Montage Shopping Center at the opposite end of the building from Powder & Sun. This presents a logistical complication, but, hey, they want to help -- and we need all the help we can get!

Also, DJ Zo has graciously accepted our invitation to provide music for our event. He's a great guy and a talented mixmaster who has performed at VegasStreats and The Griffin in downtown Las Vegas.

I have also gotten pledges of donations from 2 different local Costco locations.

AND we have an official Facebook Event Page. If there's even the remotest chance that you'll be attending this roundup, please let us know. It helps with planning, etc.

Stay tuned for more!

UPDATE (as of Tuesday, August 2nd):

I know it looks like a 2nd grader made it, but here's our flyer:

Feel free to download it, print it out, post it, email it to your friends & family. We need to get the word out!

UPDATE (as of Aug. 4th):

I finally have a good lead on a facepainter!

And we have sent out a press release and copies of our flyer to just about every media outlet in the Las Vegas valley. What's more, some of them have even responded! This bodes well for the profile of our event.
If you're interested in receiving our press release & flyer via email, just email me.

UPDATE (as of Aug. 8th):

I finally got a couple of good leads on locking down a facepainter & some bouncy-house-type entertainment for the event. Hopefully, by the end of the day today, I'll have more concrete news.

Also, I'll be following up with our participants to ensure that they're still on-board.

Now, I've got to hunt down some donation containers...

UPDATE (as of Aug. 12th):

Links to our "Help Us Do Some Good" Food Truck Roundup are proliferating!
Let's hope this translates into actual traffic at our event!

UPDATE (as of Aug. 14th):

The Las Vegas Weekly as posted a link on their calendar to our event, and we managed to give out a whole stack of flyers at Vegas Streats last night.

In fact, Grouchy John's Coffee would like to thank Oscar & Lubo for their generous donations last night during Vegas Streats. If everyone steps up the way these two concerned citizens did, we'll have loads of donations for the Clark County School District by the time we're done.

UPDATE (as of Aug. 15th):

Vegas Seven magazine has contacted me in order to include this event in their calendar.

And Roger, the Balloon Wizard, has generously agreed to participate in our event! This means we will have, in front of By The Inch Pizza Caffe, a facepainter, a tattooist, and Roger, the Balloon Wizard.

Also, we have our donation jars all set up for distribution to our participants. Grouchy John's Coffee will be putting theirs out all week to solicit donations, and Grouchy himself is donating 100% of the proceeds from every regular coffee purchased this entire week.

Pretty cool, huh?


No comments:

Post a Comment