The Gowrie Group Challenge has passed the “Million Dollar Mark!! Over the past 12 years the annual Gowrie Challenge has raised over one million dollars for The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries. Donations from this year’s challenge (which ended 1/15/16) reached over $150,000, breaking all previous records for total dollars raised. Hitting the million dollar mark means over 3 million meals in total have been provided for those in need through the Gowrie Group Challenge.
The Gowrie Group Challenge is an annual fundraising challenge where Gowrie Group announces a $25,000 dollar for dollar matching donation to the Shoreline Soup Kitchens. The matching approach doubles the impact of generous donation from local businesses and individuals. This year, over 400 individuals and companies donated to the challenge. The contributions are used to fill the shelves of the SSKP’s five pantries and serve meals to those who are struggling to feed themselves and their families at the SSKP’s eight meal sites.
Gowrie Group was proud to have The Safety Zone, LC Doane Company, Tower Labs, Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale, and the Tariq Farid Foundation as named Partner Sponsors, who provided additional matching funds.
Caption: Gowrie Group team giving the $150,480 check to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen, (left to right): Ed Gumbrecht, Gowrie Group; Patty Dowling, SSKP executive director; Whitney Peterson, Gowrie Group; Lindas Dillion, Gowrie Group & SSKP board; Carter Gowrie; Rev. Martha Bays, SSKP Board Chair, Barbara Whitcher, SSKP board, and Claire Bellerjeau, SSKP.