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Renewable Energy Keeps Winning: Students Sell Solar Lamp Kits

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Compass hosted a booth at the French Nest Open-Air Market this past weekend in Old Town. Jody, the organizer, was very nice and she allowed us to have booth space for free! We sold solar lamp kits from 9am to 3pm. Thank you to Nathan, Ben, Abby, Jack, Fiona, Emerson, and Isabella for staffing the booth and helping it be so successful.

Are you ready for the highlights?

  • We sold EVERY SINGLE ONE of our lamp kits. We have none left!
  • We even sold some of the pre-made lamps because people wanted them.
  • The laser cut wooden lamps were the most popular model.
  • We made $390!

Here is some news you might not be prepared for! Some buyers were interested in buying a lamp, but they wanted the students to assemble it and donate it to the FoCo Cafe. So we took their money and set a lamp aside with a promise that we would build it and donate it. We committed to build 15 lamps for these customers, so we have to do it! After exhibition, kids, we need to build some lamps!

Congratulations to everyone—every kid played a part in this hugely successful fundraiser. We have enough money to buy supplies for this venture for next year, thanks to you. And the FoCo Cafe is going to have so many lamps, they will be amazed.