The ACU branch of Wishing Well will be holding a fundraiser tonight to feature student-led entertainment.
Hosted at the Starbucks off of Buffalo Gap, Wishing Well set the fundraiser up as a way to have entertainment that will draw in a large crowd and also emphasize Wishing Well’s focus on social justice.
Mitchell East, biblical text major from Austin, is the current chaplain for Wishing Well.
“This event will gather students and give them the opportunity to hear their classmates share their talents like slam poetry and music,” East said. “We want to give them a platform for people to appreciate them.”
East also expressed his excitement for the slam poetry portion of the entertainment.
“The poetry in particular usually focuses on social justice, which is what we’re all about,” East said.
According to East, all the donations will come from the generosity of the crowd, but they will also have a merchandise stand set up in the Campus Center that morning, where students can buy T-shirts and other items.
In regards to a specific target goal or benchmark Wishing Well is trying to reach with the donations, East said they don’t set a goal.
“We are looking to raise as much as possible,” East said. “We don’t set a goal on how much to raise mainly because we want to raise as much as we can.”
East expressed excitement about the fundraiser and the entertainment, seeing it as a great opportunity to not only raise awareness for social justice and Wishing Well, but to showcase some great student talent.
“It’s a great way to throw social justice and art together in one big pot and stir it up,” East said.
The fundraiser will be open to the public and held at the Starbucks on Buffalo Gap tonight, beginning at 8 p.m. with no set ending.