We started in February of this year ('21) with our fundraising efforts and continue to do so right now. Given the state of the pandemic response and recovery, our initial goal was $5,000. Over a series of national tours and many local performances, the efforts continued. We saw amazing national response to our "call to action" in Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Arizona, Nebraska, Las Vegas, Oregon, Washington State, and elsewhere. Folks were very generous at our live shows as well as donating on our website. Special thanks to The Rocky Mountain Assn. of Fairs and our allies at Arizona Fairs Association for unbelievable support.
We would also like to thank all of our friends from The Cowboy Palace, Cowboy Country Saloon, Disneyland, Stillwater Sounds & Spirits, The Calimesa Center for Performing Arts, The Swallows Inn, Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino, our good pals up in Chinook, Montana, and the kind folks at The Nebraska State Fair.
We have raised a total of $12,350 for 2021! We thank everyone who sent a check, donated online, and helped make this year a grand success. Your kindness helps hundreds of children who live in the Victorville School District realize their dream of a true Christmas miracle. The youngsters chosen to receive a new bicycle for Christmas are hand-picked by their teachers because they excel in good citizenship, hard work at school, and dedication to their futures. You make it possible!