Published on April 6, 2010

The Gelato Fiasco Donates $2,024 To Teen Center

The results are in!

Nearly 800 local residents and college students came to The Gelato Fiasco on April 1 to support the Brunswick Teen Center at our Fool’s Day Fiasco fundraising event, resulting in a $2,024 donation to the Brunswick Teen Center. That total exceeds last year’s donation of $1,875.

This event shows that when many people come together to make a small contribution, they can have a huge impact. Not only did the event result in a substantial donation, but it also brought folks together from across our community.

We donated all April 1 sales beyond the seasonal daily average for a Thursday in April, which meant that customers were able to participate by simply purchasing a dish of gelato or cup of coffee at regular prices.

Dozens of volunteers from town government, local schools, and Bowdoin College served as celebrity scoopers during the event. Bowdoin College a capella groups Miscellania and BellaMafia performed during the evening hours.

During peak hours, we served one dish of gelato or cup of coffee every 31 seconds.

We’re so happy to make this contribution back to a community that has supported our business with such enthusiasm over the past three years. Thanks to everyone who bought a dish of gelato, drank a cup of coffee, or volunteered to make this year’s Fool’s Day Fiasco a success.