Franklin photographer, Jeremy Cowart’s launch of The Purpose Hotel™ has resonated with people all over the world, uniting 5,000+ supporters and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Purpose Hotel is no ordinary hotel. Every room in the hotel will sponsor a child. Room keys will sponsor Giving Keys, there will be a functioning well in the lobby, the furniture and art will benefit a cause so that your stay will impact lives globally.
In July, Cowart launched a Kickstarter campaign with the hefty goal of $2 million. He raised $750,000, but because he fell short of the goal, he didn’t receive any of the funds. However, that hasn’t slowed him down. He recently re-launched the campaign with a goal of $347,000 to support the launch of the initial design phase. Within one day, The Purpose Hotel had reached its goals. Funds donated surpassing the goal will aid in furthering the hotel architectural plans, interior planning and engineering design/planning specific to the sites selected for the hotel. To read more about the new effort, visit The Purpose Hotel website. Currently, Cowart has raised over $447,000.
Authors, artists, actors and activists such as Ann Voskamp, Rebecca Mader, Laura Bell Bundy, Jamie Tworkowski, Lecrae, Donald Miller, Dave Ramsey, Sophia Bush, Paramore, Zachary Levi, Imogen Heap and more shared their voice socially in supporting the cause. And after just one day, the campaign has been been fully funded!
From blankets to soap, internet access to furniture, The Purpose Hotel™ will help fight cyclical issues through domestic and international partnerships with organizations such as Charity Water, The Giving Keys, Compassion International, Food for the Hungry and more. Fueling great organizations that give back around the globe, The Purpose Hotel™ will source its materials from organizations that actively work to improve the lives of people around the world. The first part of The Purpose Hotel™ chain is slated for Cowart’s hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.
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