A huge shout out to the creative folks in Microsoft’s Photography Club. Thanks to their Blurb book Photographers@Microsoft, they raised nearly $45,000 for the United Way of King County, Washington. And their book won an award.
Here’s the recap: $25 from the sale of each book went to the King County United Way fund, and Microsoft Community Affairs matched the contribution for a total of $50 per book. To date, 900 books have been sold.
What’s more, Microsoft’s Photography Club members were able to count their time spent on the project as volunteer hours, which Microsoft matched at $17 per hour, raising the grand total to nearly $50,000.
Sure, the feel good factor was great, but getting a pat on the back never hurts and in this case, Microsoft, and the good people who helped make this project happen, were awarded the first-ever Innovation Award at the United Way of King County’s “Spirit of Caring” event.
From all of us at Blurb, here’s a big thumbs up.