Keira and Aili Fundraising Status! (Part III — Goal met, THANK YOU! (and keep donating! :)

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our friends and family, Keira and Aili have met and even exceeded their fundraising goal.  Beyond the $$$, the educational experience for our kids is simply not quantifiable in dollars, thank you.  They wrote the thank you note below as a “foundation” for the personal notes that all donors are getting.  School is in.  We will put every dollar to work (or refund any unused) that is donated so if you haven’t donated yet but would like to please dive in!  Just hit the donate button right here — paypal, credit card accepted, easy peazy.  Feel free to scroll down even further for more context and past updates :)  As Aili said, “word”.

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General thank you note written by kids this morning:

Hi-

Thank you for donating.  We are fundraising for the kids in Cambodia and other places where we can help like at Farmstay in East Bali.  Your donation helped us reach and exceed our goal of $1000 (note: we are at $1200 and counting)!

Your donation is helping us help other people.  It makes us feel excited. We think it is an important lesson.

We will send more updates as we do more service projects.

Love,

Keira and Aili

DONOR LIST SHOUT OUT. . .

  • Maren Pedersen
  • Carol Wilson
  • Todd and Karissa Marker
  • Jay and Anna Lambiotte
  • Barbara and John Shaw/Shaw Family Farms
  • Conrad and Lisa Snover
  • Marv and Linda Scott
  • Judy Scott and Hersch Archer
  • Elizabeth Mellein
  • Chris Nastos
  • Dennis and Madeline Durkin
  • Michael and Jane Cascio
  • Natalia and Ryan Williams
  • Jay Shapiro
  • Barbara Rosenbloom
  • Will and Calla Griffith
  • Jonny and Kia Nesmith
  • Savannah Donlin
  • Doug and Kristin Owen
  • Dai Owen and Andra Pligavko
  • Lea and Michael Pence
  • John and Sylvie Garner
  • Robert and Martha McConnaughey

PART II UPDATE:

Yo — our crew has largely been off the grid for the last 5 days and still no clean / consistent internet access but all good.  Just a quick shout out though, we are so grateful for the donations and more to come from the kids to all donors.  Many more donors (see below) — and we have a chance to not only hit the goal but go beyond.  So folks know, the first “project” that Keira and Aili directed funds at was planting pineapple and banana trees for the kids in the Tirtagannga area — a poor area of East Bali away from big tourism/etc..  Some pics on that below (way more to come from our farmstay) — again so much more to come but just a quick update here and thank you to all :)   If you’d like to donate just hit the “donate” button :)

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Few pics from farmstay / side by side service project East Bali are below — also check out Keira’s Day 1 school post from farmstay: http://keirasview.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/farmstay-adventures-day-1/

Planting donated pinapple and bannana trees:

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Megan teaching Bali kids:

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Some of rad family we stayed with:

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Leaving the farm

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DONOR LIST SHOUT OUT. . .

  • Maren Pedersen
  • Carol Wilson
  • Todd and Karissa Marker
  • Jay and Anna Lambiotte
  • Barbara and John Shaw/Shaw Family Farms
  • Conrad and Lisa Snover
  • Marv and Linda Scott
  • Judy Scott and Hersch Archer
  • Elizabeth Mellein
  • Chris Nastos
  • Dennis and Madeline Durkin
  • Michael and Jane Cascio
  • Natalia and Ryan Williams
  • Jay Shapiro
  • Barbara Rosenbloom
  • Will and Calla Griffith
  • Jonny and Kia Nesmith
  • Savannah Donlin
  • Doug and Kristin Owen
  • Dai Owen and Andra Pligavko
  • Lea and Michael Pence

Our Kids Raising Money for Cambodian Kids — PLEASE DONATE :)!

One of the themes of our trip is to do is donate time and money and support in this part of the world (Indo/SE Asia) wherever we can, and this is taking many forms already. More on that below — but the headline here is that THESE kids (our kids):

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Are raising money from YOU to help THESE kids . . . (Cambodian kids):

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We are especially excited to have our kids Keira and Aili super involved in family service projects both on the fundraising and “work/service” end.  There are generally three components of our family service — sometimes all three are in play sometimes just one:

a. money/goods/donation

b. time/work/expertise

c. staying at places where the $$/time spent are contributing to “a” and “b” (like side by side homestay in Bali)

Keira and Aili have decided that they want to raise as much money as possible to enable our projects that are specifically supporting school age kids like them — but those less fortunate — in this case Cambodian children while we are there in May.  We are setting an initial goal of $1000 that Keira and Aili will raise WITH YOUR HELP!

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This will enable the following:

a. our family will buy, cook and serve meals to 500 school kids

b. our family will donate much needed school and other supplies

c. our family will donate bikes

For more detail on the programs we will be participating and your $$ will be supporting feel free to check out:

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http://theplf.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Koh-Ker-Food1.pdf

http://theplf.org/wp/volunteer/help-us/

Keira and Aili have specifically asked that any money you might use towards gifts for THEM like for birthdays or santa days or whatever for the next couple of years  — that instead you donat the money while they are here in SE Asia and can use it to help the people we are living with now.

We are using our PayPal account to accept donations because folks can use credit cards and it is generally the most widely used online payments platform —  and will be using a “thermometer” on this post to track progress.  Click the “Donate” button below. Please let me (andyscott999@live.com) know if you’d prefer to donate in another way, OR if you would prefer your donation to be anonymous :)

More to come, thank you for your support — it is of course supporting our kids at an educational/project/experience/fundraising level, and of course being leveraged in great fashion to support kids in developing countries.

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