Recently, we had the opportunity to help kids get ready to go back to school through an event held at New Heights church in Owasso, OK. It was an all-day event and here are the results.
- 353 families were served
- 1220 kids received school supplies
- 1177 kids received a backpack
- 998 kids received a new pair of shoes
- 97 kids received hair cuts
- Many kids had eye exams and 10 received vouchers for eye glasses
The families came from Tulsa, Owasso, Collinsville, Claremore and Skiatook to name a few of the towns and cities. One family came all the way from Adair, OK.
With such amazing results, what do you think is the size of New Height’s congregation? 200, 500, 1000? Would you believe the size of the congregation is 80 (including children)?! About 35 of the members participated in the event. Further, 90% of the funds for this event come from the members. Little outside money is used.
What are some small business owner takeaways from this story?
Even a relatively small group can accomplish great things with knowledge, expertise and a common vision, mission and passion.
The event took a great deal of expertise in planning, coordination and execution. Of course not every single detail went to plan. For those few items, flexibility and quick decision making were required. These folks did not just talk about doing something great, they DID IT. How many great ideas have you had that never made it to planning and execution? How did you know it was a great idea?
Most of the participants in the event have jobs or are owners of businesses. They took a little time away to help get needy children ready for school. We encourage all small businesses owners to find a way to spend some of your time, energy and profits to help people in need or help better the community.
Let us know how we can be helpful to you.