Can we get a drum roll please? The final tally for the Project 680 Sock Drive is 2,725 pairs of socks!!! Additionally, we raised $1,838. Thank you everyone for taking a stand for local homeless students in the FCUSD. There will be more specific thank yous coming soon. This has really been a grassroots team effort. Way to go!!! Please spread the news to anyone you know that was involved. Thank you again for all your efforts!!!
Here is a VERY brief clip of our valiant riders on Saturday’s community bike ride. Thank you everyone!! By the way, this video was uploaded to our Facebook page and then embedded here. We’ve always used YouTube, so this is a bit of a first. If it ends up loading or playing very slowly for you, let us know.
The community bike ride on Saturday went very well. Thank you everyone for coming out to enjoy a ride together and for your obvious generosity and support to make this sock drive a big success. There are many specific thank yous to give and those will trickle in very soon. For now, enjoy a clip of us on Saturday compliments of the KCRA news crew coming out. Great job team!!!
Erin Attardi is a local Realtor with Lyon Real Estate and we were elated to read her post on Twitter this morning. Here is what Erin said (along with providing the picture below): “Just raided the sock aisle at Target for @Project680 Sock Drive #RanchoCordova #BikingForSocks”
Thank you Erin for your generosity, and thanks for sharing too. We are excited that homeless students will have new warm socks to put on their feet. Together we can make a difference.
You may have woken up this morning and thought, “wow, it sure is a beautiful day to download the Project 680 Sock Drive / Bike Ride flier”. But even if you didn’t arise and think such thoughts, we figured it’d be handy to post the flier anyway.
DOWNLOAD an Sock Drive / Bike Ride Flier HERE (pdf)
We are very excited about having two different bike rides on the same day of our community ride. Why are we doing this? We want this event to cater to people who have not ridden in many years (and are able to ride 20 minutes one way, eat a sack lunch, and then ride 20 minutes back), and we also want to attract more avid riders who can knock out 30 miles. Last time we did a community bike ride it was very successful, but we quickly learned that the short ride was way too short – especially for the avid biker crowd.
We will meet at 2197 Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova between 9:30-10:00am on May 8, 2010. We are meeting in the free parking lot next to Cordova High School (you do not have to pay for parking). The short ride will be about 20 minutes or so from Hagan Park to River Bend Park (formerly Goethe Park – just before the big bridge). The longer ride will go from Hagan Park to Bicycle’s Plus in Folsom at 705 Gold Lake Drive Folsom, CA 95630 (this bike shop is roughly 15 miles from Hagan Park and is located immediately off of the bike trail).
We are looking for about a dozen locations to be a “drop-off” for the Project 680 Sock Drive (“Biking for Socks”). Between now and the end of our sock drive on May 8, 2010 we’d love to see households, businesses and churches serve as locations where people in the community can drop off donations of new socks. If you’re interested, please contact us at 916-595-3735 or on the form below (please include your address).
We are planning to begin posting drop-off locations on our website next week, so let us know soon. Also, we’ve found that the best results usually occur at your location when you let friends, neighbors and co-workers know that you are serving as a drop-off place.
We wanted to give a very quick update to let everyone know that on May 8, 2010 we will be doing a community bike ride. This is the day before Mother’s Day at 10am. We’ll have two rides – a short beginner ride and a 30 mile ride (Rancho Cordova to Folsom and back is 30 miles). We’re going to have a blast and we’ll be collecting socks and doing some other cool things as a part of this ride. More details will come very soon. Are you getting excited?
We are very pleased to announce that the final tally of donations for the Project 680 Shoe Drive is $3,601.51. Can you believe it? Our goal had been $1,500, but together we left that in the dust. Thank you everyone who participated in big and small ways. Thank you to local residents, businesses, churches and organizations that partnered together in this effort.
This project has been all about the kids, and putting new shoes on students that need them. It’s so exciting to think of the joy and dignity these students will have to select a brand new pair of shoes soon. Thank you everyone. We did this as a team!!! Let’s celebrate!!!
We were graced to have photographer JoAnna Bueno-Williams come to the Project 680 Community Bike Ride today. She snapped some incredible shots in the album below, and we are so grateful to have these images. Press play below and let us know what you think. The pictures are in chronological order from meeting at Hagan Park to riding to River Bend Park and then back. As you can tell, we had a great turn-out and we sure did have fun. Great work everyone!!! We will announce soon the final tally of money raised!!! You can also view the slideshow online.
In a matter of hours we will embark on our community bike ride. We are very excited and we acknowledge that this has truly been a collective community effort. Any success in this project is due to the community joining forces to advocate for local kids. It’s amazing what we can do when we get intentional together. Thank you everyone!!! Now let’s go enjoy a bike ride.
You can download the flyer, print, and pass it around as you please. There is only one month until the Community Bike Ride, so we are hoping to work together as a team to get the word out about this very important effort. Please do let co-workers, family members, classmates, friends, church members, and anyone in your organizations or networks know about this opportunity. We will collaborate as a team to provide 100 pairs of brand new shoes for local students in need. Together we can make a difference.
You are also invite to link to us on your blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social networking site you may be on. You can check out THIS post with images to link from and even a video to embed online if you wish.
This is big!!! We are very excited to partner with www.BottlecapMagnets.com to offer handmade and original Project 680 bottlecap magnets to the community. We are calling this the ”One Cap. One Shoe.” campaign because when someone donates $10 for one magnet, the cost of one shoe will be covered!!! 100% of your donation will go toward our goal of raising $1,500 to purchase brand new shoes for 100 needy students in the FCUSD. You can get a tax receipt upon request too.
“One Cap. One Shoe”: The average pair of shoes at Payless Shoe Source (the vendor for the shoe drive) costs $20.00, so donating $10.00 for one magnet means you will literally be covering the cost of one shoe. Way to go!!! Bottlecap Magnets are sealed with a clear and smooth surface similar to glass and each is handmade. They are perfect for the fridge, office or even a gift, and they’ll be available early next week for as long as supplies last. The great thing too is that a magnet on the fridge or at the office can be a sweet reminder of the good work you did by providing shoes for needy students.
Please watch the video below (or HERE) to get a better sense of what these fantastic magnets look like. Contact us at email@example.com or 916-595-3735 to purchase a magnet. We will also have magnets available at our Community Bike Ride.
By the way, we would love for others to embed the video or link to the video on your website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, or wherever you live online. Project 680 belongs to all of us and we will find success for the Shoe Drive by networking together. Let us know if you have any questions. Call 916-595-3735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.