Dec. 14, 2011:
I have some very exciting news to share with you all about my fundraising progress! I am absolutely THRILLED to say I HAVE OFFICALLY MET MY FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $3,900 AS OF SUNDAY NIGHT!!!!!!! In fact, I have actually surpassed the requirement by almost $200, so I’ve raised about $4,100 to date!!!!!
I cannot begin to describe how this accomplishment feels or what it means to me! Of course, I couldn’t have done it without all of the support and encouragement I’ve received over the past couple of months! I want to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported me in some way on my journey so far. I appreciate your generosity and the interest you’ve shown more than I can say.
I also wanted to take a few minutes to give you all some more details about the pub night that I held here in Ottawa on Dec. 3 with another volunteer who will be on project with me this winter. For those of you who haven’t already heard, I am happy to say that it was a success!!! Kendra and I were able to raise close to $1,700 that night in total, meaning about $850 each!!!!! The money raised that night brought me within a few hundred dollars of reaching my goal, which was very exciting!!! We had at least 50 people come out to support us (probably closer to 60 or 70 coming and going throughout the night!) The live music was fantastic and all of the musicians who volunteered their time and talent were amazing! Overall, I think the night went really well, and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun! We kept busy selling 50/50 and raffle tickets and were able to give away some really great prizes in the end! Kendra and I had set of goal of raising about $700 each that night, and again, we were lucky enough to raise that and more!!! I couldn’t have been happier with how the night turned out, so thank you so much to everyone who helped make it a success!!!
I can’t wait for my adventure to begin and to finally be able to put your contributions to good use! The countdown is on!!! I will be arriving in Guyana 26 days from now!!!!! I’m sure it will be an experience that is both enriching and life-changing, and one that I will never forget!