The Senior Center’s “New Start” community pancake breakfast on April 25 brought out 204 attendees and raised $1,700 toward the center’s $25,000 challenge grant. The event was put on by a group of 40 volunteers, ranging from 12-years-of-age to the eldest, who was in her eighties. Additionally, the center raised $900, which will go toward the actual event cost.
WCSC’s Executive Director Kathleen Cromp tells us that while they wanted to raise money and move closer to their 25K goal, the breakfast was really about saying thank you to the community. “It was about celebrating the fact that we even have the opportunity,” she says. “It was a great event, and everybody worked really, really hard.”
Since the event, Cromp says a few other donors have come forward, and that they could potentially offer sizeable donations. The anonymous donor of the challenge grant still hasn’t given them a hard and fast deadline, but the center plans to keep working diligently toward fundraising in the months to follow.
Great job to all!