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.
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.
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!