Omaha startups set out to raise $2,000 for nearby shelter
The funds collected by Startups for Siena will be used to help Siena/Francis House's most critical needs.
In an effort to lend a hand to their neighbor, several companies based in The Mastercraft – and a handful of companies located elsewhere – are aiming to raise $2,000 for the shelter. They're calling the fundraiser Startups for Siena.
"Organizers wanted to pool resources and do something nice this holiday season, and Startups for Siena was an obvious choice," Pat Lazure, an entrepreneur involved in the effort, said in an email interview. In addition to raising money, Lazure said, the effort seeks to raise awareness for the Siena/Francis House, which provided meals and overnight shelter to more than 4,000 homeless men, women and children in 2011.
To learn more about Startups for Sienna or contribute, visit causes.com.
Credits: Screenshot from causes.com.