If you’re brand-new to these parts, you might not know that I talk about Cambodia a lot. A lot a lot a lot. And you might not know that Gabe and I went to Cambodia last July thanks to the amazing generosity of a ton of real-life/online friends. And you might not know that we want to go back and take our girls.
Except we feel really strongly that we need to earn/save the money ourselves as best we can. We raised $5000 in less than two weeks last time. Effortless, painless, amazing. This time we want to feel the burn. We want to know what it means to sacrifice and work really hard and take a (relatively) long time to see our numbers climb.
We just reached $6000 yesterday. WOWZA. According to our rough calculations (multiplying the $2500 we each needed for our last trip by five), we’re halfway to our ultimate goal of $12,000. And we earned a big chunk of it ourselves (we also know some annoyingly generous and fabulous people who have insisted on waaaaay overpaying on the trinkets they’ve bought or have sneakily given us money for NOTHING).
I’m so proud of our girls and so excited to have come this far. But I’ll be honest. I feel like we’ve kind of hit a wall. Chipping away at our goal one Scrabble magnet at a time has been a teensy bit taxing. But in a beautiful, rewarding kind of way.
So. Do you have any great ideas for fundraisers?? I got some good ones from some of you on Facebook today.
–Family Car Wash (Jen)
–Quarter Auction (Jan)
–T-shirt Sale (Natalie)
—Woven Joy (Jason & Doni)
–Beef & Beer Dinner (Emily)
–Silent Auction (Carrie)
I have a couple little ideas I’m hoping to blog about in May/June. A little Father’s Day thing. Marlaslist (like Craigslist–things we want to get rid of). A couple e-books. T-shirts.
And of course, you can ALWAYS buy Blushing or Diapers books, Scrabble magnets, Cambodia Photo Cards, or washer necklaces. E-mail me.
Any other awesome (or even slightly cool) fund-raising ideas?