Friday, August 13, 2010

Fundraising Update


In the last week we (my family, some insane friends, and I) have pulled off 2 fund raising parties.

I get a little emotional when I think of the outpouring of support I've received. The estimated total raised during the 2 parties is... (are you ready?)....$1.991.00

One thousand nine hundred and ninety one dollars.

True Story.

I am so thankful to everyone who helped to accomplish this feat. My neighbors opened up their home for the silent auction and Fair Trade party, Karen Burnell of Karma Fair Trade is donating 25% of her sales from the 2 parties to the trip, and my friends Emily and arc who graciously hosted a 2nd Fair Trade party in their home. And so many others who helped by donating their time and talent in helping to make these events successful.

Thank YOU.

This, combined with some earlier donations, means that I am half way to meeting my fundraising goals.

Moving forward, I am thankful and am confidently hopeful that the continued efforts of Diane Brogan of Brogan Arts and Lisa Bruce of Sunshine Walks will help boost that number and help me reach my goal. Diane and Lisa are each donating their time, materials, and talent to make necklaces and pouches in support of our trip. These women are awesome!

Some friends are putting together another fundraiser at Brian Boru in Portland. It will be the complete Elvis experience and is bound to be a hoot! Mark your calendar for September 11th, 2010!

Also... I am considering rolling with the recent photo print sales that began with the 2 parties this past week. Stay tuned for more information!

Will she raise another $2,000...? Stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pouches for Ethiopia

I haven't told you about the fundraiser the kind and talented Lisa is doing for our trip!

She and Emily conspired to create these pouches made with gorgeous Africa inspired fabric.

These would be great for purse organization-  receipts/repair supplies/money/gift cards/medicine etc.

I love them!  Don't you?

Click HERE to visit Lisa's Etsy shop.

Thanks Lisa, and thanks to you for checking it out!

Monday, August 02, 2010


There are 2 parties coming right up!

On Thursday my neighbor is hosting a Silent Auction/ Night of Africa party.  I have gotten some incredibly generous donations for the auction.  Things ranging from hand crafted jewelry to a half cord of wood to life coaching sessions to a Starbucks basket to Bob Marley (the comedian,  not the dead musician...) tickets.

And people are helping!  Giving their time and their talents.

I am astounded at the generosity showering down.

Next Tuesday, August 10 my good friends are hosting a Fair Trade party up in Waterville.  It's going to be cool... really cool.

Wanna come?