The Bearded Monk
Some people are just genuinely caring. A few months ago Project 2713 had our first large fundraiser we have ever put on. We were overwhelmed with the details and all the elements that had to come together, but we did it with the help of a few very generous last minute donors. Sometimes you just have to live through an experience so you know how to make it better the next time.
Fundraising is not easy and quite frankly aren't we all watching our dollars closely these days? I found that in the midst of it all God always provides. Project 2713 set a budget for our Backyard Bash event just to find out two days before our event it was going to be more costly than we had budgeted. In the midst of devastation Project 2713 hit the streets so we could raise enough money to celebrate adoption and families at our Backyard Bash. I came across a few local businesses that once they discovered what our mission was they were more than willing to help us. Among those generous donors was Ben Esely, owner of The Bearded Monk in Denton, TX.
Ben not only opened his wallet, but he did something beyond what I could have asked of him. He opened his doors to Project 2713. We have now teamed up with Ben in creating plastic cups with both Project 2713's logo and The Bearded Monk logo to offer to beer connoisseurs who would like to enjoy a cold beer around the Denton square. On October 28, we setup a donation and giveaway table at The Bearded Monk and the reception was overwhelming.
The compassion of people is always amazing and we love teaming up with people and businesses who care about causes larger than themselves and Ben, he's one of those people. As we move forward into this holiday season remember that children and families are in need and every little bit helps, but most of all know that your compassion goes far beyond opening your wallet. It's volunteering and creating fundraisers that help us move forward. Spreading the word about who we are and what we do. Actions speak louder than words and we are honored to be an organization taking action to help give children a permanent home.
We will team up with Ben and The Bearded Monk once more on Denton's Wassail Fest night December 1 from 4pm to 10pm. Stop by and say hi, enter our drawing, and enjoy a nice cold brew.
Let's make a difference together.