Saturday, April 30, 2011


Hello everyone, I've been putting off writing my blog post, but better late than never!

This was the last full month of the semester, and I feel that our group has accomplished a lot for CARE. We have accomplished everything that we set out to do this semester, and we completed our last planned event for the year earlier this month.

As many people saw, we sold goodie bags for CARE this month in front of the FSC. We even had a staff person, Traci, from CARE come and participate in the fundraising. She brought a dog from CARE and it was a good time. I think we definitely raised some awareness for CARE through out campus.

The most difficult thing about volunteering with CARE is that we havent been able to have regular, scheduled volunteer hours, so its been hard to get all our hours in. Nevertheless, we have succeeded in raising close to $1000 for CARE this year, and we are all content with how our project turned out.

We don't really have another event scheduled, because it's the end of the year and everyone is busy with finals. But we are going to pass out flyers for a CARE event in July, and I plan to continue volunteering there through out the summer.

Friday, April 15, 2011

April Showers...

Time is flying!! Spring semester has been so busy for all us, school-wise and with C.A.R.E.!! This semester we have done a lot of smaller fundraisers that have brought lots more publicity and money in for C.A.R.E. February we made bracelets, which brought in almost $100! March we made dog treats that we gave straight to C.A.R.E. instead of selling, but they were still a great hit. This month we made goodie bags, which we made more than $50 from! We even had Traci from C.A.R.E. bring one of the dogs to campus. Her name was Penny and she was so loveable. People came by multiple times just for some animal therapy. Unfortuantely this was our last event for our project. We do plan to advertise for one of C.A.R.E.'s biggest events, Hogs for Dogs, sponsored by Harley Davidson.This event will be on July 10th and, although we personally may not be working the event, we hope that anyone who is still in Springfield will go out and support C.A.R.E.!
Personally, I feel our greatest accomplishment this month was actually getting one of the dogs to campus. I feel that it really brought to life for the community what we are trying to do for these animals.
Our greatest challenge this semester has been actually getting into the shelter to volunteer. We made up for this in other ways, but it's nice to be there every couple weeks to see who has been adopted, who's still there, and it just makes me feel more in touch with our organization.

Hey this is Sarah's post for April

Hello Everyone,
My blogger account is not working so I am under Josie's name.

Our organization has been difficult to work with this semester. They never return phone calls and they never schedule us for volunteering opportunities, until the last minute usually during the day when I have class. Therefore, this has been the most challenging experience I have had with CARE.

Our last event was completed yesterday. We sold goodie bags in front of the commons on Tuesday and Thursday. It was a really good time and we made a lot of money for CARE. Actually up to date I think we have made almost 1000 for the organization so far. The last thing we are doing for our project this year is spread around fliers for a summer event CARE is involved in. This event is the Harley Davidson event. I will be around this summer so I am for sure going to check it out.

WE HAD A DOG ON THURSDAY!!! We had been trying to get a dog to be there during our last event and we finally succeeded. YAY!!!!

This semester we have done everything that we had originally planned to do. The only thing that is lacking this semester is getting volunteer hours. Other than that we are staying strong and I truly believe that we are helping CARE become a stronger organization. This is because we are giving them free PR and we are fundraising for them as well.

-Thank you, Sarah Nemeth