Day 79 – Every Penny Counts
Things are starting to come together in terms of Fundraising. We are doing some great work on receiving online donations finally (except we are still experiencing problems with the UK cards and also cards from the Middle East apparently! *sigh* baby steps…)
As of writing this message right now, our donation page has reached $6,555USD in donations! Fantastic work! We also have a couple of other boxers who have chosen to raise their money on separate Firstgiving pages and they have reached $1,950USD (Ben Goldie) and $1,052USD (Cecilia Ruru). Amazing stuff!!!!
Our goal is to reach $20,000USD by the time Fight Night happens so we still have a long way to go but every bit counts. We also hope to make significant donations from the online donation page (all the way to Fight Night), the Raffle Prize Draw (Draw Date: April 9th), the Clothes Swap event (April 7th) and also the Book Fair (April 8th/9th) – all coming up very soon!
I mentioned how a little goes a long way on my Facebook status today when I shared the Firstgiving link. My numbers make sense and it really seems so easy!!! Even a $1 donation was more than we had to give the Children’s Surgical Centre a few minutes ago. It all adds up to being an awesome part of helping someone else. I wrote:
All of my 811 Facebook friends donated $1 to the cause I would have raised $811 for the Children’s Surgical Centre
If they donated $2, we would raise $1,622 together
If they donated $5, we would raise $4,055 together
If the donated $10, we would raise $8,110 together
If they donated $20, we would raise $16,220 together
If everyone donated a little bit to help out, we can change lives together. Spare a few dollars or a lot of dollars – but a little can go a long way!
So, please think about it or think about that coffee in your hand, or that dinner out you are having, or that movie you were going to rent from iTunes, or that new shirt, or book, or whatever. Maybe you could spare a $1 or more to help someone else get the medical care they need… and help us achieve our goal!!!
Come and be awesome with us! 🙂