by Jennifer Winton, Founder and Executive Director of U!Shine
We are so thankful for the generosity and support that you have shown over the past several weeks. As we continue to receive gifts towards our year end fundraising goal of $100,000, we have raised almost $78,0000 to help further our mission to bring awareness, education and hope to university campuses!
The Friendsgiving event was a night full of great food, friends (old and new), and beautiful stories of hope, healing and redemption through art.
Thank you so much to the Oklahoma Christian Academy students, Oklahoma Christian University students and alumni, and the children at Integris Mental Health Spencer for contributing such lovely works of art.
And thank you to everyone who provided desserts for the dessert auction. We even had a sweet battle over a huge cinnamon roll that sold for $200!
We also enjoyed the musical talent of OC students, Jesse Garner (OC Freshman), and JD Martin (OC Sophomore)-- thanks for entertaining us, you guys!
Because of your generosity and support we will continue striving to improve the state of mental health on university campuses and work to open up the conversation surrounding mental health.
The money raised over the past few months will go to support projects such as:
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. Have a blessed holiday season!
-- Jenn Winton and The U!Shine Team