Project Cupid delivers miles of smiles
Initiative raises funds for nonprofit’s local services, programs
Monarch will again bring smiles to some faces in several North Carolina counties with its annual Project Cupid fundraiser. With less than one month until the annual Valentine’s Day observance held on Feb. 14, area businesses, organizations and individuals are already placing their orders for a unique gift that also benefits a local worthy nonprofit organization.
Monarch’s 18th annual Project Cupid fundraiser is a seasonal tradition that provides people supported by the nonprofit organization with an opportunity to perform a meaningful service to the community while assisting in an initiative that raises funds and supports Monarch’s programs and services.
Monarch teams, comprised of people supported, board and committee members and staff, gather to create Valentine gift packages for lucky recipients throughout Craven, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond and Stanly counties. The Project Cupid gift includes an adorable stuffed bear, heart-shaped mylar balloon, assorted candy-filled mug and a customizable gift card that allows the giver to share a message. Each Project Cupid gift is only $14 – and includes free delivery in the above specified counties.
Monarch’s Chief Development Officer Blake Martin is especially pleased that so many benefit from this project.
“The best part about Project Cupid is that it is such a feel good event, “Martin said. “The person sending the package feels good about sending a gift to someone special and about supporting Monarch. The recipient gets a thoughtful surprise. The people supported at Monarch have the chance to work on a special project while raising money for their cause.”
The deadline for delivery and pick-up orders is Monday, Feb. 11, while supplies last. Packages will be delivered on Valentine’s Day. $6 of each gift order is tax deductible. To place an order for Project Cupid, please contact one of the following people in your area:
Hoke, Montgomery, Moore and Richmond counties
Monarch provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges from more than 50 North Carolina counties. Monarch is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership and is CABHA certified. The agency is an affiliate chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch is “Helping Dreams Take Flight” for people living in our communities, please call (800) 230-7525 or visit www.MonarchNC.org.
Pictured above - Blake Martin (right) delivers Project Cupid gift to Jean Stroupe, of Richfield.