Maple March is here, help change someone's future!
2019 is behind us and though we’ve taken the last 2 months to focus on family, it's time to get busy! We are so excited that our daughter, Adaline, is here with us now! And yes, diaper duty is in full effect!! Also, Adaline’s arrival has reminded me just how important it is to invest in the future of our children.
Behind the scenes picture of the first Brungot Family photo's!
We announced last October that we have entered into a lease-to-own agreement on 10 beautiful acres in Buchanan Dam, Texas. December was a super busy month, as not only did we have a blistering pace for tree season, we began work on the property to get things ready for the future farm. We will have another blog in a few days to share more details on that front. Read more with this blog post!
It’s our second favorite time of year right now, as up north, the sap is flowing and the boilers are pumping. That’s right, it’s “Maple March”! Our delicious maple syrup is being made as I type right now! While pancakes may be the most popular food to be paired with maple, you can use maple with nearly any meal, so it’s time to stock up! This year, I’ve also decided to pair maple with a new fundraiser aimed at promoting the future of the next generation.
Last June, on behalf of Brungot Farms, I sent a $300 check to the White Mountains Regional High School (my alma mater) Alumni Association. That, combined with another alumni’s contribution, made up a $500 scholarship that Austin Brenton received at graduation. Any person who is remotely familiar with the cost of higher education knows that while any amount helps, that amount can only go so far.
Seen Above from the WMRHS Alumni Association Post: "Due to the generous donation from two WMRHS Alumni (Class of '68 and '95) Austin Breton receives his $500.00 Scholarship from Rob Scott, Class of '99 and current CTE director."
The Alumni Association Began giving scholarships in 2016, and is a registered 501c non-profit. They continue to work to establish an annual scholarship, but due to various reasons, have been unsuccessful in raising the funds needed to reach their annual goal of $1,500 a year. While talking to the association leadership, I made a promise to get more involved and help drive efforts to increase the scholarship for the class of 2020.
The goal is to increase the scholarship to $1,000 between now and May 1st. We have launched a fundraiser for the Alumni Association from right here in Texas. Our plan is to get to $1,000 through maple sales. We hope to send a little bit of New Hampshire across the country. Ten percent of maple sales between now and May 1st will go toward the 2020 scholarship. Additionally, if you want to donate directly to the scholarship efforts, we have included a link to do just that.
In honor of Maple March, we’ve added something to sweeten the deal! If we can ship maple to all 50 states, we will double the donation amount! So will you help us Do Good? We are looking for people in all 50 States to help us change the life of one lucky highschooler!
We will keep the states checkoff list updated on the website daily, let's make our meals a little sweeter and turn it into a huge investment in our children's future.
- Aaron Brungot