On June 27, 2019, Linens N Love teamed up with the Comfort Inn and Suites in Murrieta for the All Chamber Mega Mixer located in Murrieta! The event had over fifty booths that represented businesses and organizations all throughout Murrieta, from the Murrieta Hospital to the Jimmy John's Sandwich Store. Linens N Love volunteers traveled to Murrieta and set up their booth alongside Comfort Inn and Suites Murrieta at 2:30pm.
The collaboration between Linens N Love and the Comfort Inn and Suites in Murrieta was in the form of a simple yet exciting game! Called "Duck, Duck, Donate". the game was structured so that each participant that passed by our booth would help us with obtaining more pledges from the Comfort Inn and Suites Murrieta. Linens N Love set up a kiddie pool full of assorted rubber duckies. Each rubber ducky underneath of it had a designated number written on it. This number represented how many linens the Comfort Inn and Suites Murrieta would pledge to donate to Linens N Love.
Each Linens N Love volunteer networked with the guests who walked by our booth, explaining how their participation in the Duck, Duck, Donate game will go such a long way. Linens N Love volunteers explained how the Comfort Inn and Suites in Murrieta has sponsored Linens N Love to pledge to donate however many linens Linens N Love can earn by the end of the mixer, based on however many guests participate in the game.
By creating this game and presenting it at the mega mixer, not only did the Comfort Inn and Suites Murrieta end up pledging over 500 linens to Linens N Love, but more people learned about what Linens N Love is and how they can make an impact in their community. Many guests who walked by were children who saw rubber duckies floating around in a pond, wondering what our booth was about. Linens N Love volunteers explained that the guests were also participating in the Linens N Love mission. Children as young as just three years old participated in the Duck, Duck, Donate game!
By the end of the mixer event, Linens N Love and the Comfort Inn and Suites Murrieta ended with a total pledge of over 500 linens! Over 100 guests stopped by our booth. We not only educated the guests about sustainability, but we also taught them that their participation in our three minute game will go such a long way. When guests heard that these linens will be going to homeless shelters and animal shelters, many guests replied with "Awww" or "That's great!". Hearing these replies made founder Vivian Wang elated because she was "... so happy to hear that people want to support Linens N Love and their local shelters".
Overall, we could not have done this event and conducted it with such success if it weren't for the help and support of the Comfort Inn and Suites Murrieta. The Comfort Inn and Suites Murrieta reached out to us to have us participate in this event in order to raise awareness to sustainability and community service. Stay tuned to see where these 500 linens will be put towards!
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