LAKE GENEVA, WI – The Big Balloon Build event held from March 23 to March 26, 2023 at Covenant Harbor Christian Camp and Retreat Center, was an incredible success with over 2,500 visitors from all over the world. The event was hosted by Sara Meyer, Owner of Wisconsin Balloon Decor in Lake Geneva, WI, and activities were planned by Kimberly Voller, the Development Coordinator and team from Inspiration Ministries in Walworth, WI. Signature sponsors for this event included Kunes RV and RV PandA.
The Big Balloon Build was an incredible fundraiser for Inspiration Ministries and Inspired Coffee, which provides housing and employment services for people with disabilities. The event raised over an astonishing $105,000 for the charities. The event also featured a “stock the camper” food drive, which collected over 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food for local food pantries.
About 75 balloon artists from around the world gathered in the Lake Geneva area to create an immersive experience using over 120,000 balloons. The theme for the Big Balloon Build was “Inspired by the Great Outdoors” and it was a camping and wilderness-themed event. It was basically a large campground made out of balloons and included large trees, boats, RVs, tents, raccoons, chipmunks, pandas, bunny rabbits, a lazy river, dogs riding speedboats, and even a raccoon hang gliding on a butterfly!” stated Sara Meyer.
Kimberly Voller, a representative from Inspiration Ministries, is thrilled with the results the Big Balloon Build event garnered. She is overjoyed with the incredible impact it has had, not only in terms of the funds raised for their organization but also in terms of the global exposure it has brought. The event gave them the opportunity to showcase their charitable work to a wider audience, attracting high-profile attention from national and international donors alike. It was a fantastic chance to spread the word about their brand and make a difference in the world.
Melody Thompson, the Ecommerce Manager for RV PandA (formerly RV Marketing Manager for Kunes RV), was absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as one of the Signature Sponsors for the Big Balloon Build. As she puts it, “this event perfectly aligns with Kunes’s philosophy of “Faith, Family, & Giving Back,” and we’re proud to be a part of such a caring and compassionate community.”
For Melody and her team at RV PandA, this event was more than just an opportunity to give back to those in need. It was also a chance to spread the word about their brand new Ecommerce platform for RV Parts and Accessories – RVPandA.com. Thanks to the extensive press coverage that the Big Balloon Build received both nationally and internationally, they were able to get their name out to a much wider audience than they ever could have imagined.
All in all, Melody considers the Big Balloon Build to be a huge success. It brought together a team of dedicated individuals who were all committed to making charity a way of life, and it gave RV PandA the chance to make a real difference in the world while also promoting their brand. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved!
For more details about future balloon builds and their impact on charities all over the world, please visit the official website at https://www.bigballoonbuild.com/. The Big Balloon Build is a newly founded 501c3 charity organization that inspires hope and charity in local communities and around the world, and we can’t wait to see what they have planned for the future!