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Bear and Brookie

Prom Court Fundraising Challenge

Fundraising for Gateway Region Young Mens Christian Association
US$2,075
raised of US$1,000 target
by 34 supporters
Throwback Prom 2023, 10 November 2023
Throwback Prom is an annual event that brings together 200 attendees, including university leadership, current students, and alumni from Washington University, as well as connections across the St. Louis community.

Story

Vote Bear & Brookie -

The Bad Boy & The Cheerleader

Nick nack paddy whack - Give a dog a bone! I'm Bear.

And I'm Brookie. Like imma true Valley Girl, like everybody loves me, like I'm so popular! I should be your queen!

We're running for Prom Royalty at Throwback Prom 2023 - help us take the crown!

A little about Bear:

My High School Superlative: Most Supportive Friend

My Favorite 80's Movie: Turner & Hooch

My Favorite Classic TV Show: The A-Team

My Favorite 80's Song: It's Tricky

The Best 80's Fad: Leather Jackets

A little about Brookie:

My High School Superlative: Most School Spirit

My Favorite 80's Movie: Beethoven

My Favorite Classic TV Show: Alf

My Favorite 80's Song: Werewolves of London

The Best 80's Fad: Aerobics Wear

Be Totally Tubular and vote for Bear & Brookie!

So why are we supporting the Campus Y? Well our job is to create pawsitivity in my community and with my partner, we strive for not only us, but all community organizations to create positive engagements. BRIDGE THE GAP!

When we were first starting out, we just had to keep reminding ourselves: stay positive. Be passionate about your community and its people, and be humble and open to ideas to help those in your community. Stay motivated about what you do and love what you do. Your voice can make a difference in someone's day.

We know the Campus Y gives WashU students a chance to start their own community service programs in a safe, structured environment, where they learn about how to plan informed, responsive service based on community input. It's an organization that helps young leaders, and we support it because that's what this world needs: great leaders. The more resources we give our young leaders, the more confidence I have in our future.

So, this is Bear again, and if I was starting my own program, I think I would start a therapy program like what I'm already part of. This program has allowed my partners and I, and the Police Department, to have POSITIVE interactions throughout our community. I would continue to add more dogs, bringing in more of my pals at Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

And here's Brookie back on the scene. As a foster myself, my passion would be helping kids with difficult family lives, especially those that have aged out of the foster care system. I would find companies to provide mentors for kids that would want to go from school to the work force, and WashU would be a greater partner to help those kids continue their education through college.

And guess what!?! This campaign is a special partnership between the Campus Y and Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Donations to our campaign are getting split 50/50 between these two awesome organizations - because there's lots of good to go around in our community!

Snag your tix to the event and cheer us on!

Learn more about the Campus Y and its 2023 programs.

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More about Throwback Prom:

Throwback Prom is an annual event that brings together 200 attendees, including university leadership, current students, and alumni from Washington University, as well as connections across the St. Louis community. Through this event, we aim to foster a sense of community - picture all ages dancing to “Y.M.C.A.” together on the dance floor - while also benefiting the work of the Campus Y.

The Campus Y guides and advises 60 student leaders to coordinate 25 community volunteer programs engaging 800 volunteers in 25,000 hours of service each year. Three staff and the seven member Student Executive Council provide a sounding board for student leaders to ensure community engagement is well-informed and guided by the community engaged.

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More about Stray Rescue of St. Louis:

We seek out and take in the animals who no other organization will help or would simply euthanize because they are too expensive to heal. We rescue the abandoned, beaten, bred, fought, injured, terrified, defeated and betrayed. The minute they enter our doors, we look in their eyes and promise them ALL the second chance they deserve for health, home, commitment and love, no matter the time or cost.

About the campaign

Throwback Prom is an annual event that brings together 200 attendees, including university leadership, current students, and alumni from Washington University, as well as connections across the St. Louis community.

Donation summary

Total raised
US$2,075.00
Online donations
US$2,075.00
Offline donations
US$0.00

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