Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cabrini Madness - Support Passion's Team

If you're a regular visitor to this blog, you might have noticed the little basketball cartoon in the upper right hand corner (it was a graphic designed by our tech club!). If you were extra curious and clicked on it, you would have been redirected to our Cabrini Madness information page.

So what is Cabrini Madness? Well, in an effort to get everyone (students, volunteers, staff, board members, volunteer coordinators, club leaders, and outside friends and family) involved in raising money for Cabrini Connections Tutor/Mentor Connection, and to take advantage of the excitement of March Madness, we have created Cabrini Madness. Cabrini Madness is a bracket tournament-style fundraiser where teams are formed (there needs to be at least one student, one volunteer, one staff member/board member/volunteer coordinator or club leader, and one outside person. Teams can be up to 10 people), and compete against each other to see who can raise the most money.

You can see which teams are raising the most money on our Cabrini Madness Give Forward Page. You'll also see that my team, Passion's team (why Passion's team do you ask? Well, our team leader is student, Passion Tucker, and we all thought her name was too beautiful and awesome for it not to be our team name) hasn't raised any money yet. You can help us out by donating to our give forward site at the link above or by writing a check payable to "Cabrini Connections" and noting that it's going to Passion's team and mailing it to:
Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection
800 W. Huron, First Floor
Chicago, IL 60642

If you would like to help Passion's team fundraise in any way, please leave a comment in the comments section.

1 comment:

Tutor Mentor Connections said...

It might be a great idea if we could enlist a corporation to sponsor a competition among all of the students and volunteers in different Chicago programs, to be part of a fund raising tournament. If the company would match donations raised by each group, AND, award the winners an extra grant, it would help each group raise needed money, regardless of how high they rank in the final standings.

It also would raise visibility and help more people understand how tutoring/mentoring programs require a massive amount of funding to have staff to coach and mentor volunteers so they can be more effective in helping kids. Furthermore, in site based programs, the cost of space, insurance, utilities, all need to be covered by donor dollars in order for the program to operate.

This is true for Cabrini Connections just as it is probably true for every other tutor/mentor program.

Dan Bassill
Cabrini Connections
Tutor/Mentor Connection