Today, we held a school supplies drive and fundraiser at USF’s weekly Bull Market, which is located just outside the Marshall Student Center. After securing a 20 pizza donation from Papa John’s, we decided it was best to hand out and hang up flyers around campus. We also had multiple posts on Facebook explaining the event today. Anyone on campus today could bring in school supplies consisting of pencils, paper, binders, erasers, etc. and get a free slice or two of pizza. If people passing by wanted some pizza and did not know about it, they could purchase a slice for only $1.00.
We had 10 pizzas delivered at 10:00 a.m. for the start of Bull Market and immediately started receiving donations and school supplies. At noon, we received the other 10 pizzas. It was perfect timing! It looked like our flyers and Facebook events did the job! At the end of the day, we only had 3 boxes of pizza left. We sold 17 boxes of pizza through school supplies and donations. We owe a huge thanks to all the USF students and faculty who participated in today’s USF Bull Market and supported our great organization. Thanks to today’s efforts, we collected two more boxes of school supplies for the needy children in Afghanistan and collected enough money to support the shipping of these boxes and many more!
This event just goes to show how much USF students and faculty care! Sure, the pizza was a great way to entice students and faculty to participate, but they still did it for a great cause! We are providing the opportunity for children in Afghanistan to get an education with the proper school supplies. These Afghan children cannot afford to buy their own school supplies. We are here to help! Throughout this semester, we have collected a total of around 147 boxes including today’s efforts. These supplies are helping hundreds of children!
We would like to officially thank Papa John’s for donating the 20 pizzas for this enormously successful fundraiser! We couldn’t have done it without you! We would also like to thank USF students and faculty for donating school supplies and money to this wonderful organization! None of this would be possible if we didn’t have the support from everyone!