That didn’t go as planned!

March 2020 didn’t go as anyone had planned.

For We Gotchya, it was our big fundraising month of the year, given that March is National Women’s History Month. We were building on the momentum of 2019, continuing the drink specials at Maryville’s favorite restaurant, A & G. Sara Tompkins at HyVee built 4 benefit dinners into her calendar, celebrating women every Wednesday of the month.

And then Covid-19 struck. By the middle of March, HyVee’s dining area was closed and A & G was only preparing meals for carryout.

There were immediate conversations around shifting from making feminine pads for Haiti to making face masks for local hospitals and nursing homes. We were slow to organize that effort due to the CDC’s initial reports that cloth face masks would not work against this virus. But We Gotchya sewers sewed away, making their own masks for their friends, families, hospitals and others.

Your own face on a face mask
Put your own face on a face mask — upload your own photo to our template.

Now, we offer these fun and customizable face masks via Zazzle, an on-demand provider of customizable products.

Since it seems everyone will be wearing face masks for months to come, we thought we would offer some fun versions to help you make the most of having to cover up. We make a small percentage from the sale of these face masks, so if you like them, please help us drive traffic to our Fun Face Masks page. We’ll get an additional referral fee if orders come from that page.

We weren’t able to raise any funds in March as we’d planned, but with help from anyone reading this, we could raise some funds through these masks. We raise money to buy feminine products for the campus of Northwest Missouri State University. We hope to expand to the middle school and high school in Maryville, MO.

Check out all of our fun face masks here.

 

 

Pads arrive in Haiti!

Bayo Joachim delivers pads and cleaning instructions to women in Haiti.

After months of delays, about 1,000 pads made it to Haiti in March.

Haiti often experiences civil unrest, but the end of 2019 into the beginning of 2020 were particularly bad. Violent protests, crime and kidnappings kept Bayo Joachim and other Maryville residents from visiting the country.

But Bayo finally was able to visit this March, arriving during some stability, and departing before Covid-19 shut down travel.

Needless to say, helping those in need is more than a challenge. Bayo, Mike Bellamy and countless volunteers over the years have done miraculous work building House of Hope Haiti and providing hope to hundreds of people in the communities around Williamson, Haiti.

We are humbled to be part of those efforts.

National Women’s History Month

March 2020 will feature several fundraising events for We Gotchya. Please join us for one or all of these:

HyVee Maryville Wednesday Night We Gotchya DinnersHyVee Wednesday Night Dinners, 5-7 p.m. — Proceeds benefit We Gotchya.

Wednesday, March 4: Breakfast for Dinner
Wednesday, March 11: Taco Bar — All You Can Eat, $9
Wednesday, March 18: Philly Sandwich, Fries & Drink, $10
Wednesday, March 25: Hamburger or Hot Dog, Chips, Drink & Cookie, $7/$6

 

A&G Drink Specials for National Women's History Month

 

A&G Drink Specials:

Every Thursday in March order a Raspberry or Cosmopolitan Martini and $1 will be donated to We Gotchya.

All month long, order a Taboo Brew for $5 and $1 will be donated to We Gotchya. Taboo Brew is a 23-ounce Michelob Ultra with Bloody Mary mix — mmm!!

 

A holiday greeting from Frosty the Snow Diva

Frosty The Snow Diva

 

Frosty the Snow Diva
Was a jolly happy soul
With a Lunapad and a boyshort Thinx
And a Diva Cup, little bowl

Frosty the Snow Diva is no fairy tale, no way
She’s made of grit
She’s tough as s**t
And she lives her life her way

There must have been some magic in that
Illinois tampon law
‘Cuz now they’re tampons in the stalls
Right next to the mega roll

O Frosty the Snow Diva
Is alive as she can be
And We Gotchya’s here saying loud and clear
Free tampons there must be!

Thumpetty thump thump
Thumpetty thup thump
Look at Frosty go!