Our Community Cares: Greta’s Story

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Greta is an incoming sophomore at Fairview High School who, along with her soccer teammates, hosted a walkathon fundraiser for EFAA. Ten hours, 26.8 miles, and a few blisters later, they were able to raise over $1,000 through their walkathon!

Learn more about how she did it:

What inspired you to raise funds for EFAA?

Greta: We started with the idea of doing the walkathon to stay in shape for soccer and decided that we wanted to do it for a cause. One of our neighbors did a lot of fundraising for EFAA and told me about EFAA. I looked into it, and with all of the ways EFAA is helping with the coronavirus I thought it would be the perfect organization to support.

What did your fundraiser look like?

Greta: Before our walkathon, we reached out to friends and family and told them about what we were going to do and what EFAA does to help the community. On our walk, we stopped every mile to take pictures and update everyone. We had people send it checks, or Venmo us their donations which we then gave to EFAA.

What was your favorite part of it?

Greta: I think that while it was great to have fun while doing it, the best part was doing it for a cause. With everything going on with the pandemic, being able to help families in need who wouldn’t have the resources otherwise felt really great.

What advice would you give to others who want to make a difference, but don’t know how?

Greta: I think it’s important to reach out to friends and family and find someone who is willing to do it with you. Doing it with my three teammates helped us expand our contacts and raise over $1,000.

Feeling inspired? Start your own fundraiser for EFAA by visiting efaa.org/cares during the month of September!