WHO AM I: My name is Emily, a recent graduate from Georgetown University about to embark on my next adventure.
THE NEXT ADVENTURE: I have been lucky enough to land a job teaching English in Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET Programme). I will be living in a tiny town (Pop. 2,900 humans, probably just as many sheep) in the northernmost island of Japan, Hokkaido.
WHAT I NEED: I am thrilled to have a fantastic job in Japan; however, as a recent graduate, I have very few funds available to me right off the bat. It is recommended by the JET Programme to bring 2,000 dollars with me upon arrival in order to pay upfront costs (security deposits for an apartment, rent before my first paycheck, renting a car, etc.). I am hoping to earn 1,000 this summer at my glamorous job (as a cashier at the Home Depot), but there is no way I can earn 2,000 in such a short amount of time. This is where y'all come in :D
THE DEADLINE: My departure date is August 3, 2013, so ideally I will reach my goal of $1,000 before take-off.
YOUR REWARD: Of course I would never ask for anything for free - I am more than happy to send you love and trinkets from Japan once I am settled. Reward details will follow.