I have always wanted to go abroad to just help as much as I could and in any way I can in countries that need much help. This has been a big interest to me since years earlier, however the budget was just overwhelming for me and this kept me on the sidelines. I have been researching around and I have been trying to find ways to help raise some money with this trip. I found this site and figured to give it a try.
I have found and decided to choose the organization Save the Children because of their great reviews, rating, grade, and most importantly 89% of the contributions are actually being spent well with their program services to the children.
I am a sponsor for a 5yr old girl named Elisa from Mozambique. She is one of the reasons why I am here to ask for your support to help me volunteer in Mozambique for just a week and provide these contributions and my physical help to these children like her in providing their nourishments, help build better classrooms, and buy their school supplies.
I know it is near impossible that every child can be saved in the whole world, but I believe in trying to make at least some difference in one's path to be steered in a prosperous direction.
So…what I am trying to achieve?
In general and shorter terms, I am trying to raise and get funding to volunteer in Maputo, Mozambique for 1 week.
How am I going to try in achieving this?
I have 3 ways in helping me earn and hopefully will be enough to reach at least my 2 goals.
1. I am going to provide my photography services to any event you might need a photographer to deem useful.
I am not a professional photographer, but a student currently continuing my BFA in AAU in San Francisco for Photography.
So any event- to birthday, individual portraiture, plain fun, sport's game, etc. - I would like to take up any offers to help me raise, at least my Fundraiser Goal.
Unfortunately, I would not want to do Weddings, or Engagements. It's best to leave these very special events to the professionals who are more familiar with these type of situations J.
There is no flat amount of what I am asking with my photography service.
Any contribution you can do will help – from monetary or to anything you do not use, or want, anymore from home that would be helpful in a garage sale will become of same, precious value!
2. I am hosting a garage sale at home this coming Sunday and possibly another one if necessary.
I will also be selling simple snacks to better my chances. Not sure yet, but most likely a Filipino dish/desert.
If you would like to stop by or around the neighborhood the address is:
3. The BEST part -- I am holding a raffle drawing with the Nexus 7 Google tablet as the prize!!
I am selling a ticket for $10each. Please come find/call/text me if you are interested...
This is a win/win situation - your money is not just a chance in winning the tablet, but it will mainly go to Save the Children Fund Raiser!
Done! Raffle Winner > Junelle Wood
What is the timeline for the whole project?
From now til Sept. 14th - Raffle drawing for the Nexus 7
Aug. 26th - Garage sale
Sept. 17th - Announcement for the Nexus 7 winner!
Sept. 30th - Targeted date of earning Fundraiser Goal and Trip Fee.
Nov 4-10th - Actual trip to Mozambique!
Please help spread the word to your friends and family!
I am open to doing the photography jobs during the weekends(Fri-Sat) until the end of the year or maybe til early next year.
Email me, or call/text, for any more questions you have and would gladly discuss it more.
Please do not feel obligated that you have to make a contribution just because I sent you a message.
That is the last thing I want you feeling. (=
This is my first time doing this so I am trying and learning as I go along.
Any recommendations or suggestions you have, I am very interested in hearing them!
I thank you very much for your time in looking at my page.
Good Day and Cheers!
Best and Warmest Regards,
"Help One, Save Many"
More information you can find in the website and my Project Leader below.
Lynn Spreadbury | Partner Engagement Manager | Global Corporate Partnerships
Save the Children | 203.221.4014 | [email protected] 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world.http://www.savethechildren.org
Save the Children Trip Fee: $1650
Fundraiser Goal: $1500
(AirFare: $1500 to Maputo, Mozambique)
(Non-Refundable Deposit for Registration: $350)