This team was led by Emilly Campos. She was tasked with building her team from our GirlsBuild members. Then leading her team to identify companies who manufacture or sell the products we use in our Butterfly Carts. Emilly and her team then sent customized emails asking for the materials we needed. For example, sending an email to Johnson & Johnson to ask for Band-Aids.
Emilly’s team was also responsible for sending weekly reminders to our team members for our weekly meetings. Reminders were sent out on Thursday and included a funny or thought provoking note to remind people that our meeting was the next day. Sometimes those reminders had treats that accompanied them.
Once our materials were donated when they arrived, they had to be counted, categorized, and accounted for. We then stored them in the correct bin that corresponded to the product. This made it easier to pick products to refill our carts with. We also always knew how much material we had on hand and when the count of product on hard got to a specific level it automatically triggered a reorder of the materials. We always have products on hard ready for our carts to serve our community. This team was led by Roxy Echeverria. Her team has never counted more things in their lives. These team members understood how important the product on hand for the carts was so important.
Besides getting the materials for the carts, getting the materials in the carts and out to our community that needed them was hugely important. This team was led by Raylene Rivera. This team would take the material from our storage facility and get it into the Butterfly Carts. Empty carts mean no one was being served by our project and hard work. Each cart had a set amount of product in each category. So, when the carts were refilled (three times per week) we took inventory count in the cart and refilled them to the specific amount that were pre-determined. These amounts changed as needs changed.
We leveraged our social media for almost everything. It was a way to ger information out about our organization. To rally our team to our meetings. As well as promoting events or awards that we received. We also mentioned outer organizations that were doing good for our school community. Our social media Team was headed up by Daisy Villa Torres. The social media Team was critical in spreading our message and getting the engagement we needed.
This team was led by Aveylyn Harris and Adrew Lopez. They hand picked their team to help build, update, and add content to our website. This was particularly hard because we were so active our website changed almost daily.
Each of our meetings was held on Friday during lunch in our advisor's classroom. Each meeting was designed around a central message which changed weekly depending on what the activity or needs were for upcoming events and projects. Our President always led the meeting from input from committee chairs.
We had several major events over the year. The special events included Club Rush, Squid Games, charitable donations as well as our Team Building event and Girls Build Summit.