"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." - Buddha

Just two girls wanting to help out
Check out my fellow collaborator Alexa: http://alexapgps20time.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Things Are Getting Exciting

Lately things have been heating up. Over our nice long Christmas break, I was determined to get a lot of work done on our project. I was hoping to meet with Alexa over break but whenever I was free, she was busy and vice versa. So we resorted to texting and writing down our own expectations and ideas for our project. We are both mainly on the same page for ways to raise money and get our whole community involved, which is super exciting. The only let down was receiving an email from St. Jude saying that we can not do an Up Till Dawn event at our school because it is for a college setting. They presented us with other events we could do at our school but Alexa and I had no interest in them. We have our minds set on the Up Till Dawn event. We decided to pitch the idea to them to let us host an Up Till Dawn except have it be high schoolers called Up Till Dawn Jr. St. Jude allows you to present ideas to them for fundraising events so we are hoping that they will let us go through with it. Expecting St. Jude to go along with our event, we started coming up with ways to raise money. One way we know would make money would be a raffle at our school. We would sell tickets for a dollar during lunch and you could place your ticket in the bin of the item you wanted. Alexa and I started brainstorming and coming up with businesses that would donate items to be raffled off. One business we are hoping to connect with is Microsoft. Alexa's aunt works for Microsoft and the last fundraiser Alexa did, her aunt got Microsoft to donate a Xbox One to raffled off. That just made me super excited because I know that item will get people excited about raising money. We quickly texted her aunt about the Xbox and her aunt texted back saying she will see what she can get us. We also started thinking about businesses that would match what we would raise. Also we are working on a special side event that could hopefully raise money for St. Jude but it's a secret so I can't tell you yet! Just know that it's incredibly awesome. So as of right now, I'm super excited about our project. I can't wait until we have the set date for the event and we can get this party started!

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