After more than a month and a half of campaigning, our Indiegogo fundraiser for Global Youth Projects: Southeast Asia is now coming up on the final countdown with 9 days left to reach our final goal of $8,500.
Last week, Robb and I announced that we would match any donations that we receive for the rest of the campaign, which has already managed to have a great impact. As of now, we have managed to raise an amazing $6,400 with only $2,100 left to go. There is no way that we would have been able to get this far without all of your help, so once again, a huge thanks goes out to all of you!
With 9 days left to go, we are really relying upon the far reaching impact of “word of mouth”, so once again, tell anyone and everyone you can think of to check out our project and donate!
In addition to all of the fundraising efforts, there have also been a number of exciting developments occurring regarding the project itself, including our having the honor of being featured in an online column by the Santa Barbara Independent a few weeks ago. In preparation for our trip, we have already purchased our plane tickets and are currently in the process of applying for our visas to both Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand.
We have also continued to have meetings with a number of local businesses and nonprofits receiving a great amount of advice and enthusiasm for our project and its longterm goals. As we get closer to our departure (which is officially on the 24th of September!) we are continuing to work towards making as many contacts as possible in order to let people know about the work we are doing. So on this note, if any one has any contacts that they believe would have an interest in this work, please do not hesitate to let us know! We love having the opportunity to receive advice, ideas or even the potential for future collaboration.
Thanks again to everyone for your support, we could never have gotten this far without you!
Kellie & Robb