October 2016 - Busy Month for CFC
October was a busy month for CFC, we had not one, but four charities or organizations to support. They included BCFO’s event “Hooked On Dance”, Harmony House’s “I Care” campaign, 7 Billion Ones “The Road I Call Home” project and Sip n’ Shop benefiting The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools. Hooked On Dance- Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks - www.bcfo.org
The Breast Cancer Foundation holds many events throughout the year. We chose to sponsor Hooked On Dance, a very large dinner, auction and dance for BCFO. We not only sponsored and attended the event, we helped set up the day of to make sure everything was in place for the event to take place.
“I Care”-Harmony House - www.myharmonyhouse.org
Harmony House is the largest domestic violence shelter in the greater Springfield area. The organization helps men, women and children get out of bad situations, helps them get on their feet and move forward in a safe and healthy way. We helped raise awareness about domestic violence by being part of the social media takeover called “I Care.” We “flooded” social media the day of the event with pictures of our staff with the specific eye patch stickers and serious faces.
Sip N Shop- Foundation for Springfield Public Schools - www.supportsps.org
Sip N Shop is a great event the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools holds every year. A runway fashion show that local boutiques are part of is the main event of the morning. There is a silent auction and sponsorships available for local businesses to be part of, with all money raised going towards the Springfield Public Schools. This year we were a sponsor of the event and also provided our famous Hogan pens for people to write down their bids for the silent auction items.
The Road I Call Home-7 Billion Ones - www.7billionones.org
7 Billion Ones is an organization that is helping tell stories of people’s life experiences. The organization came up with an exhibit called “The Road I Call Home” which is about Homelessness. These stories are how individuals became homeless, how they beat homelessness and details of homelessness that many do not realize. We donated to the project to further the needs of where the project was headed. There was a large opening night where portraits of the homeless who told their stories were presented in a gallery type setting. Each person’s stories they told were underneath their photo as well. We attended this event and saw the impact it made on not only the story tellers, but every person in the room. We are also the sponsor of the video which describes 7 Billion Ones, the stories.