Hello! My name is Bruce and I write to you all to help me with sending my little brother to the USA for a competition he was qualified in.
He will be dancing to compete in Hip Hop International and currently, is his biggest and most challenging competition. To quote a passage from their website: "Founded in 2002 and based in Los Angeles, Hip Hop International is the producer of multiple live and televised street dance competitions that are the largest and most respected in the world. Hip Hop International was created to focus attention on and foster an understanding of street dance."
I am no dancer but every time I see my brother dance in the studio or on the stage, I am the proudest big brother in the world.
My brother has been dancing for many years now. We've noticed it since he was a toddler. He had always nodded to the beat of any music and eventually up to this point, he has taken great interest into his craft. He now choreographs pieces that I never thought he would be capable of doing. He has learned some lessons from some of the popular international Dancers in our time and now, he is is going to put all that into test.
He has been through tough times and all but he never gave up the passion of dancing and this time, it paid off with him and his crew competing for Hip Hop International in Arizona, USA.
I hate seeing him grind more than what he is capable of to raise money and it still isn't enough despite working 10 - 15 hours/day doing odd jobs to fill his funds. And it pains me even more to know that what I can do is not enough to help him out. I would be sacrificing months worth of rent if I allocated budget towards him. Not to mention expenses my family could use to get by everyday.
My Family and I try our best to give money but it's still way too short.
We are yet to pool in funds to buy him his plane ticket back and forth from the Philippines to USA and it's a hefty price tag. In Philippine pesos, roughly about 60 - 70K (1000 - 1,400 dollars) and not to mention he still has to get a place to stay, his food, his allowance, etc. All this we will need to pool until the 25th of this month and I don't know where and who else to turn to.
I humbly ask you to help me support my brother for it is also my joy to see him live his dream and at the same time be comfortable in his short stay during the competition. I never got to fully embrace my passion in arts so it would also mean so much to me if he experiences this.
With all my hopes and for Patrick,
I made this not knowing I needed a paypal account. However I don't have an existing business as that was one of the requirements. If need be, you may contact me through email at: [email protected] if you wish to send donations via remittance centers. Much appreciated and a whole lotta love!