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Success!

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!

Love Allison

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Fundraising fun!

Nov. 3, 2011:

I wanted to give you all a quick update on how my fundraising’s been going for my YCI project in Guyana. It’s been almost a month since I last emailed you, and a lot has changed since then!!!

I am SO happy to say that I am currently at $1,335 of $3,900!!!!!! That’s just under 35%!!! I really do appreciate the support and want to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who’s donated so far!!! Because of the donations I received, I was able to meet my first fundraising deadline of $1,250 by Oct. 31st! What a relief that was!!! And what a wonderful feeling to know that I have such a great support network!

Every few weeks, Youth Challenge International requests that I submit another portion of my fundraising, just to ensure that I am on track and continually working towards my goal. My next deadline is Nov. 14, and I am required to submit $2,250 by then! That means I am only $915 away from reaching my goal!!! If any of you were still thinking of donating, but have simply forgotten about it, consider this email your saving grace!!! (Hehehe – yes, I am kidding). However, if you did want to donate and are able to at this point, I would be very grateful if you could help me reach my second deadline!

Again, here is the link to my fundraising page. Please let me know if you have any questions for me or if you want some more information! I would be happy to share it with you.

Right now I am in the process of planning a fundraiser with some of the other volunteers on my project who live in Ottawa, so I will be sure to let you know about those when I have settled the details! Hopefully some of you may be able to make it out! I will do my best to make it a fun-filled evening and one that is worth attending!

Take care and thanks again everyone!

Love Allison

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