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Sunday, November 23, 2014
To my great relief, something has finally happened. After waiting for weeks to hear from a connection we have at St. Jude and getting nothing, I tried a different approach. I researched around the St. Jude website and found am email address to a volunteer organizer at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. I emailed her on Friday, introducing myself, our project and our vision for the project. With high hopes that I would get a reply I clicked sent. Several hours later I checked my emails and there it was, a email from her sitting in my inbox. She praised us on wanting to volunteer at St. Jude and said it's always a delight when young people want to serve. She gave us a number so we could contact the fundraising office in Michigan so we can get supplies from them for our future fundraisers. She also gave us some information on the volunteering procedures and where we can volunteer at. It's very exciting to think that we are actually doing this and that we have the opportunity to volunteer at St. Jude's! She said my email ended her week on a very high note and she thanked me for choosing to help out their children. To say the least, I'm super pumped about this. Finally something we can go on and we started looking at fundraising events we can do leading up to the time when we leave to volunteer. We hopefully want to get our school involved and maybe do a "Up All Night" fundraiser where teams raise money and then see which team can stay up. To get our community involved, we are looking at doing a "Trike-A-Thon" for the younger kids. Basically the little kids get to raise money and then ride their bikes in a little parade. Both these fundraisers seem really fun and we are super excited to be getting involved!