Posted on 2017-04-02
Mount Pleasant | On Thursday, March 23rd, Pack Your Back was excited to host its first annual Midnight Stake. This successful community event was held at the Mount Pleasant Ice Arena. It was an enjoyable fundraiser aimed at raising money to buy school supplies for the upcoming summer drives. These two drives will be held in the cities of Flint and Detroit, and hope to supply children with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.
Pack Your Back members were able to get to know each other better though this bonding experience. Overall, it strengthened the Pack Your Back community by allowing the organization to reach out to their neighbors at Central Michigan University. In addition to ice staking, students and community members were able to enjoy grilled cheese sandwiches and treats from Insomnia Cookies.
This was a big event for Pack Your Back, as they hosted over 100 students and community members within the Mount Pleasant area. In total, $550 was raised for the nonprofit. One generous community member even donated a gently used backpack. After this successful fundraiser, the Pack Your Back team looks forward to developing more fun ways to raise funds and connect to their community. "At Midnight Skate, our community came together for a great cause," Pack Your Back Director of Expansion, Outreach, and Development Joshua Belcher reflected. "Not only did everyone bond, but we helped out kids in need, and we intend to keep helping out kids by bringing everyone together as one."