Beyond Band-Aids Campaign Raises $27,074

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On May 6th, LivelyHoods launched the Beyond Band-Aids Campaign. Instead of handouts or ‘band-aid solutions,’ LivelyHoods believes in creating access to opportunity. And that’s what our campaign was about – going beyond band-aids. Our co-founder Maria Springer, pictured above, pledged to wear 25 band-aids on her face until we reached our goal. For each $1,000 dollars raised, she removed a band-aid.

We surpassed our goal and raised a total of $27,074 USD. On the day of our big win Maria wrote: It’s official. My face is band-aid free. After 25 days of driving in band-aids, crossing international border patrols in band-aids, and grocery shopping in band-aids, it’s all over. We have gone beyond band-aids. Our second shop will create over 50 jobs for talented Kenyan youth to sell products like solar lamps in their community. Thank you for sharing our campaign and for liking our campaign photos. Thank you for emailing your friends and for showing your solidarity. Thank you for giving. This was an incredible team effort indeed. Across continents, countries and cities, we came together to do something important. Dinners were hosted in Mumbai and Nairobi. Contributions came in from Monrovia, Rome and Guatemala City. Thank you for your commitment. Thank you for ensuring Kenyan youth have access to opportunity. I am inspired by the work we have all done.

You can find our IndieGogo Campaign page here.

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