The 2012 edition of Brunch With A Purpose set a new fundraising record for leader Susan Stocks. With the help of community members and the employee-sponsors of NetSuite Denver, she raised 202% of her $10,000 goal (a new high goal for BWAP) reaching $20,236. About $15,000 came from NetSuite's awesome employees, and the other $5,000 from the community at-large, including long-time BWAP supporters. This Brunch also set a new record for number of children gifted, with nearly 80.
The actual event was well-attended yet again, with numerous gifts donated directly that did not factor into the financial goal noted above. Food donations from Mellow Mushroom, Common Grounds, Racines, and other local restaurants, as well as the event space, donated by PorchLight Real Estate, also factor into the total success.
"BWAP 2012 was the biggest success we've had yet! I have been completely overwhelmed with the love, support and generosity of our community (from Colorado to several states across the country). NetSuite's Denver office went way above and beyond and raised approximately $15,000 for this year's children. This year the almost 80 children we sponsored received all sorts of things that will help them to have a sense of normalcy in the midst of their tumultuous lives. Many of our children want the things that most of us take for granted: a bed, mattress, clothes that fit and are appropriate for school. Brunch With A Purpose's generous community made that happen for these special children and I'm so humbled and grateful for the enormous support." - Susan Stocks, Brunch With A Purpose Founder