A Pathway to History

$500 of $43,400 goal

Raised by 16 people in 16 months
Created April 17, 2018
Here's the story of our journey:

We were participating in the Herald Palladium's Student Ad Campaign, when we were assigned The History Center at Courthouse Square, in Berrien Springs. Each student had to research and market our assigned business. We decided to visit The History Center as part of our research in order to accurately market the museum. During our visit, students noticed several areas of disrepair. They were disheartened and wanted to help out. Ideas to raise funds followed; change from piggy banks, returned soda bottles, lemonade stands, allowances and iMovies. Their determination and generosity was profound.

I contacted the museum and learned that their walkway is mismatched and in disrepair. It is also not slated for repairs this year. Our project objective was born that day:

Our Class Decided to Help Replace the Walkway!

It has been several months since the project began. Here's the work we have done so far:
Contacted the museum to choose a project
Decided to Replace the Walkway!
Met a contractor for bids
Received approval from Berrien County Administration! YAY!!!
Made our first iMovie (here's the link: https://youtu.be/iZylPZoiV1Q
Spoke with a marketing expert for guidance
Interviewed students for another movie explaining our journey
Set up GoFundMe for $45,000!

Upcoming schedule:

Finalize and publish new video
Publish GoFundMe link
Contact local businesses for donations
Share our project with Berrien County Board on May 3 at 6:00pm (at Berrien County Health Department)
Our contractor, Zach Gwilliam, will need 1 - 2 weeks notice to begin working after 2/3 of the funds have been raised. Actual construction will take three weeks. It is my goal to break ground BY June 1!

Please help spread the word about our project. The History Center is truly a gem in our community and we are excited to Replace the Walkway!
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The History Center received $1,600 in donations toward this campaign on Tuesday! I’m not sure how to add that to our progress, but I wanted to keep our supporters up to date.

We appreciate your generous and thoughtful gifts toward a cause that we care so much about ❤️.

I’m posting a sneak-peak of our next video!
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$500 of $43,400 goal

Raised by 16 people in 16 months
Created April 17, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Berrien County Historical Assn Inc
Certified Charity
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Berrien Sprgs, MI
EIN: 386157771
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