Initially I was getting much of the funding to back The Elevator Project through a private ask campaign, I began to ask family and friends to consider donating to support both the movement to end poverty as well as The Elevator Project. Then, companies began to donate to us as I got to share with them what we do. When I went to the National Conference on Ending Poverty, many strangers who had heard about the project wrote us checks to donate to The Elevator Project because they believed really strongly in our mission. I also applied for large prizes like The Peacefirst Prize this past year and was a finalist. I use the money donated and raised to pay for the vocational training classes on the second floor for our participants because the classes can range from $500-$2500 depending on the type of class. People in general have been so supportive of The Elevator Project and I couldn’t thank them enough for that.