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Russell Wilson’s Why Not You Foundation Saves 50,000 Dollars

Aug 8, 2019 10:49:59 AM | Written by Matt Beuschlein

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Bringing people together in mutually beneficial ways—this is the principal reason why BizX exists today, helping business-owners trade products and services using BizX dollars to preserve their cash flow and grow their businesses.


We feel incredibly proud when this same philosophy helps non-profit organizations as well, and BizX gets an opportunity to give back to the community by partnering with good causes and taking their mission forward.

In June, 2019, we joined hands for a second year with the Why Not You Foundation, launched by legendary Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, to create lasting changes in the world by motivating, empowering and preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders. The occasion was the Russell Wilson Celebrity Invitational, a fundraiser event for Why Not You Foundation and Strong Against Cancer.

 

We were able to channel contributions from the BizX community in the form of donations, sponsorship, services etc. in BizX dollars, so the Foundation could use those resources to offset expenses that would otherwise have been cash.

“Because of BizX, we were able to reduce our budget by almost 50,000 dollars!” says Carly Young, Executive Director of the Why Not You Foundation. “We didn’t have to spend hard cash on staging and other event pieces like heaters, soft seating, high tables etc., and that money could be pumped back into the charity. At the end of the day, that is our ultimate goal – to raise as much money as possible. And BizX made it possible.”

It was a very special moment for all of us at BizX too.

“Every day, we’re helping businesses improve their top-line, balance sheets, cash flow etc., but to us, when we get to do events like this and get involved, it is truly our purpose,” says Bob Bagga, CEO of BizX.

In 2018, BizX community members, like  U-Frame-ItGrand Event RentalsMinuteman Press Union and Washington Awards shared resources with the Foundation to make a success of their annual event. This year, the Pacific Northwest Theatre Associates (PNTA) stepped forward, along with National Event Pros to provide everything from cocktail tables and linens to restroom trailers, couches, chairs, patio heaters and other amenities that the Foundation could save 50,000 dollars on.

“Thank you for making a difference,” says Russell Wilson about the help and support that BizX was able to raise for this occasion. “We can’t wait for next year. There are more great things ahead, more great things in store. Let’s keep partnering together, let’s keep changing lives, let’s keep saving lives.”

Learn more about this incredible cause by watching the Why Not You Foundation Member Spotlight!

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