Success!

You did it!

The campaign has reached its goal!

Thank you everyone for going on this journey with me, for believing in me and what I do!

I am on cloud nine right now!

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

Thought you might like to see where I will be going. Here is a map showing the state of Tripura, it is the tiny purple one to the right of Bangladesh.

Click on the image to enlarge it.

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Final Appeal – Just Hours to Go – Let’s Do It!

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Okay this is my final appeal – with only hours to go to meet my goal the campaign needs to raise just $365.00

First, Thank You to everyone who has donated (some of you more than once!), helped spread the word and sent me wonderful e-mails!

Sometimes I think the hardest part of what I do is to ask people for money – but the reality is I, and many people like me, cannot do this kind of work without the generosity of others.

When I am on one of my trips I feel the presence of all of you, especially when things get rough – I think about all of you, your generosity, how you care about helping others less fortunate and I am able to draw strength from that.

So in these last few hours please get the word out –

Let’s raise that final $365.00!

Here is the link to my Indiegogo campaign:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stories-of-hope-varanasi-returning-to-india

Thank you,
Linda

Just 40 hours left to raise $925.00

Just 40 hours left to raise $925.00 –

That is all I need to reach my goal of $3500.00

I can’t believe that the campaign is almost over and the goal is so close!

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I have been asked why do I go on these trips – I can only answer by saying it feels right to me. I have been given so many opportunities through my life and career – it just feels right to give back.

How can I ask people for money? Well I honestly could not afford to do this work without the kindness of others. There are many people who dream about doing what I do but for many reasons cannot – this is a way for them to share in my journey. This is a way for them to make a difference!

So today with just 40 hours left I am asking for you to help me reach my goal.

If 10 people donate $100.00 I will reach my goal

If 19 people donate $50.00 I will reach my goal

If 37 people donate $25.00 I will reach my goal

If 93 people donate $10.00 I will reach my goal

Why should you donate?
Your donation will help a child rescued from child traffickers and violent abuse have a much better chance in life. We (the team of us) are going to clean, paint, build – but we are also going to play with the kids and give them big hugs – to let them know that there are good people in the world.

At the Anwesha Children’s Home these children are taught many of the basics we take for granted – which can be as simple as personal hygiene – they are given an education – something a lot of the rural children living in poverty do not get. There is a counselor living on-site to help them through the rough patches.

These children have been given a second chance – a second chance to have a childhood, a second chance grow up and become strong and productive adults.
Who knows what they will accomplish?

If you cannot donate – please help me by spreading the word – tell your friends, family and co-workers.

Here is a link to my Indiegogo campaign:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stories-of-hope-varanasi-returning-to-india

Thank you,
Linda

Campaign ends soon!

My Indiegogo campaign – Stories of Hope Varanasi ends in 66 hours

Thank you to everyone who has donated – the campaign has reached $2200.00 – 63% of the goal!

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https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stories-of-hope-varanasi-returning-to-india#home

Won’t you help me reach my goal?

If 13 people donate $100.00 I will reach my goal

If 26 people donate $25.00 I will reach my goal

If 130 people donate $10.00 I will reach my goal

Why should you donate?

Your donation will help a child rescued from child traffickers and violent abuse have a much better chance in life. We (the team of us) are going to clean, paint, build – but we are also going to play with the kids and give them big hugs – to let them know that there are good people in the world.

At the Anwesha Children’s Home these children are taught many of the basics we take for granted – which can be as simple as personal hygiene – they are given an education – something a lot of the rural children living in poverty do not get. There is a counselor living on-site to help them through the rough patches.

These children have been given a second chance – a second chance to have a childhood, a second chance grow up and become strong and productive adults.

Who knows what they will accomplish?

If you cannot donate – please help me by spreading the word – tell your friends, family and co-workers.

Here is a link to my Indiegogo campaign:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stories-of-hope-varanasi-returning-to-india#home

Thank you,

Linda

Returning to India – Need a Little Help!

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Returning to India – need a little help!

I have had the opportunity to travel and teach in some pretty amazing parts of the world. Often I have to raise the money for the trips. I volunteer my time and the monies raised cover travel expenses and materials. In the past few years I have traveled to Mexico, India, Rwanda, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to teach natural dyeing, weaving, and entrepreneurial skills such as marketing and bringing a product into the 21st century marketplace.

These trips are only possible with the help of people like you!

Well, I am about to embark on another trip – but this one is a little different – I am volunteering at a Children’s Home (orphanage) in India for 3 weeks, where we will be cleaning, painting, building and making a safe playground for the kids.
These children have been rescued from child traffickers and violent abuse. At the Home they are safe, well cared for and receiving an education.

Won’t you help to make this trip possible!

What will this money be used for?

The funds raised will help to pay my expenses to travel to India to volunteer at the Anwesha Children’s Home (orphanage).

What are my expenses?

Airfare

Travel Visa

Ground Transportation

Art Supplies for the children

Who is this trip through?

As a Whole Foods team member I applied for and was awarded the 3-week volunteer trip to India. The Whole Foods Team Member Volunteer Program will cover my food and lodging while in India – I must raise the money for the remaining expenses.

For the India trip Whole Foods has partnered with The Miracle Foundation.

http://www.miraclefoundation.org

Originally we (the team of volunteers) were scheduled to travel and volunteer at a Children’s Home near Varanasi. The Miracle Foundation asked that we instead travel to Tripura to a Home that has greater and more immediate needs. The Anwesha Children’s Home has 51 orphans – rescued from child traffickers and violent abuse.

Here is a link:

http://www.miraclefoundation.org/childrenshomes/anwesha

My Indiegogo campaign has reached 39% of the goal or $1370.00 of the $3500.00 goal.

Here is a link to the campaign:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stories-of-hope-varanasi-returning-to-india#home

With 10 days left…..

If 213 people donate just $10.00 each I will reach my goal

If 85 people donate just $25.00 each I will reach my goal

If 43 people donate just $50.00 each I will reach my goal

Thank you to those folks who have already donated, helped to spread the word and wished me good travels. While I still have a long way to go to reach my goal I believe that with your help it will happen!