Yesterday, I worked on letters we are sending to Target, Subway, and Best Buy for prize participation in the photo contest we are doing. The contest, Yesterday's Hope, Today's Family will raise money for Joint Council's mission to help orphans. I also worked on making events on facebook for upcoming Joint Council fundraisers. At Tapas for a Cause next Wednesday, 20% of food revenue from the restaurant Las Tasca will be donated to Joint Council. On every Friday in November, Teaism will donate 10% of its revenue to Joint Council. Lastly, on December 3, all proceeds from items sold between 7-9 pm at Ten Thousand Villages will go to Joint Council. Click on the links to learn more about the events and please come if you're interested and can help support Joint Council! Fundraisers like these are important- it costs a lot of money to process memberships, work internationally, and hold the meetings and confereneces necessary for Joint Council to address the many issues they are working with.
We also had a staff meeting today, talking about these upcoming events, the tasks we each are doing, and what will be going on in the future.
Alexa, another intern, taught me how to edit Joint Council's website. It was really interesting how the process works. I am learning many techinical skills here that will definitely help me in the future.