Sunday, May 13, 2012

Fundraising Update

         As my trip approaches, I felt the need to give everyone an update on the progress we are making. So far we have raised about $750!!! We are almost to $1,000. It is amazing, since the only people who know are the people that are on Facebook and Twitter. Lots of talking has been happening which is awesome. The Culver community has been extremely interested and supportive.
         I recently just received the Barefoot Grant for $500. I used that money to buy 2,000 custom made Pedaling for Pencils, pencils. I will be selling them for $0.50 and they will also be free to anyone that donates. We are hoping to raise $1,000 or more with the pencils.I will also have a booth at alumni weekend which will be great!
         I have been in communication with Pencils of Promise and they are super excited to see what Pedaling for Pencils can accomplish.
         I also just received my workout to begin training for my bike trip. Let's just be honest, the first week is going to kick my butt. I get home from school on June 4th and only have till June 13th to become best friends with my bike before I send it off to Oregon.
         Keep following my progress and keep spreading the word! My ride has now become more than just a fun summer experience. It has turned into a challenge that will be driven by the goal of changing the lives of students in Guatemala,Nicaragua, and Laos. I am determined to make a difference for them because they are changing my life by motivating me to go Coast to Coast on my bike.

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 Keep up the great work!! 

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