Paint Strong Donations Skyrocket at APHA World Show
AjPHA President Sydney Schmidt’s 2015–2016 Presidential Service Project, Paint Strong, is dedicated to accomplishing the goal of awarding scholarships across 14 zones to AjPHA members in 2016.
With a total of $7,830 in donations to date—$7,330 of which was raised at the 2015 APHA World Championship Show on November 4–14—Paint Strong is one step closer to realizing that goal.
“I am overwhelmed with the support that I have received from people that want to help with Paint Strong. So far the scholarship money people have been willing to donate are amazing,” Sydney said. “Paint Strong really leapt forward when I was able to connect and tell everyone about my project at the World Show.”
Paint Strong fundraising efforts at the World Show started with a basket raffle, which featured 17 themed baskets of goodies donated by APHA regional clubs and members. The baskets ranged from picnic-themed and Alpaca-derived items to a basket of items donated by the Colors of the Season Gift Show vendors. Tickets were sold for five dollars each, and then placed in the hopper for the basket of the ticket-holder’s choice.
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