Thursday, July 12, 2012

FundRazr Page

So it was pointed out to me by my lovely sister, Donna, that the PayPal link wasn't working, and she asked if I have a fundraiser page. Well, I didn't, but now I do (great idea, Donna!)

You can now visit my FundRazr page and make donations there!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

In Which I Supplicate for Financial Assistance

It is no secret to long-time readers of my blog that for several years I have aspired to participate in a volunteer program in Africa. Well, it is finally happening!! I am scheduled to go to Tanzania this October with Global Service Corps (GSC).

This October I will be participating in GSC's Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Program near Arusha. While there, I will be participating in rural trainings in bio-intensive agriculture, poultry vaccinations, and other projects that work to improve the food security and nutrition of Tanzania’s most vulnerable populations. GSC is a non-profit organization that has been operating since 1992. Since then, GSC has designed and implemented sustainable community development programs in Kenya, Tanzania, and Thailand. GSC has partnered with some of the leading organizations in international development, including the Food and Agricultural Association of the United Nations, Africare, Heifer International, and Programs for Appropriate Technology in Health.

What I will be doing in Tanzania!
 I'm really excited for this opportunity and have been working to raise money for this program. The fee for my 4-week program is $3,771. This fee includes in-country training and orientation, project administration and oversight, meals and accommodations, and local transportation. I want to invite anybody that is interested to make a donation toward my program fee. Any donation, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated! I understand that not everyone will be able to donate, but know that I also appreciate your thoughts and prayers! 

Any donation made to GSC on my behalf is 100% tax deductible and goes toward my program cost. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact me at Alternatively, you can donate on my behalf via PayPal:

I greatly appreciate any and all support and consideration! I promise I will fill my blog with amazing pictures and stories from my time in Tanzania! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me or leave a comment.