On Saturday, November 23rd, a group of 60 Gogobot San Diego Users decided to gather in the spirit of Thanksgiving and give thanks by giving back to the community. To grow our giving back capacity, we joined forces with local entertainment media group, www.risea07.com. We worked with two local non-profits, San Diego Rescue Mission www.sdrescue.org and The Alpha Project www.alphaproject.org.Registered participant received:
- A day of warm fuzzies (from giving back to your needy community members)
- Complimentary breakfast, drinks, and snacks
- Raffle tickets to win some really cool prizes
- SwagWe started bright and early (7:30am!) at San Diego Rescue Mission to join for coffee and breakfast before receiving directions on our first volunteer adventure. After meeting with the hundreds of other SD Rescue Mission Team volunteers, we broke into groups to spread the word about the night’s “Complimentary Hot Thanksgiving Dinner” for any homeless or low income community members around downtown San Diego.
After successful promotion of that night’s complimentary dinner, we had lunch and moved on to our second volunteer adventure with The Alpha Project. We met at a donated commercial kitchen/special event space, The Common Ground and started assembly lines to package more than 200 lunches for community members of The Alpha Project. Our brown bags, turkey sandwiches, chips, KIND bars, Vitamin Water, and fruit all donated from various companies and grocery stores locally. Each bag was sealed with a Gogobot sticker and lots of love from our many volunteers!
The afternoon ended with an exciting raffle complete with more swag from our sponsors/partners, Starbucks and iTunes Gift cards, and a grand prize pack of Urban goods from RiseA07 Entertainment Group. We “traveled” to new areas of San Diego, had a blast, and benefited others that really needed our help all in the name of giving back. What a great day! We hope to see you at another of our upcoming events and maybe even at our next Gogo Gives non-profit event in early to mid 2014.