Wednesday, October 27, 2010

many thanks

hey ya'll! i just wanted to thank those of you who have taken the time to read this and especially those of you who have contributed your hard earned cash to my cause. i am extremely humbled by so many friends and family doing what they can to help me. you guys rock. that being said, i am still far from my goal and need to keep up the forward momentum. if any of you know anyone you might be interested in helping out with something like this, please pass my information on. the more the word is spread, the better!

again, i thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for being amazingly supportive and generous. i am finishing up my last round of doc appointments, vaccinations, etc. so things are really starting to feel real!

cheers for now

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Monday, October 25, 2010

two months and counting!

howdy all! welcome to my blog! some of you may be familiar with my previous blog, "you don't know me but i'm your brother". no, it was not a michael mcdonald discussion board (as much as i might have wanted it to be - it is hard to find that many people who really want to talk mmd). that blog was for school. this new and improved blog that you have been invited to peruse is much more personal. as many of you know, i will be leaving for namibia at the end of december to complete one year of volunteer teaching service through the wonderful organization WorldTeach. this blog is a place to learn more about that organization as well as being a place for me to relay all of the amazing, hard, sucky, funny things that happen throughout that year. it will be a space for stories, pictures, videos, and anything else that i want to share with my loved ones (you guys) back home. that said, please please please try to read this once in a while and share thoughts and stories of your own!

so this may sound weird, but volunteering is EXPENSIVE! obviously i am more than happy to put my savings from teaching last year toward this experience, but since teachers aren't really rolling in cash, i need your help. i am looking to raise $6,000 to help cover my travel expenses as well as program fees that will allow me to start libraries, health clinics, sports teams, etc. i understand that not everyone is in the position to give money right now. i get that, and that is fine. however, if you can spare anything, i mean ANYTHING ($1, $5, $100), it would be put to good use! i must also tell you that every donation goes directly to WorldTeach and is 100% tax deductible.

HERE'S HOW TO DONATE: the easiest way to donate is by using your credit card via paypal. click on the link on the right hand side of the screen that says DONATE HERE and follow the instructions on that page. IMPORTANT: make sure you enter "Hannah Wilkinson - Namibia 2011" on the "Purpose" field to ensure your donation goes toward my program fee. if you are more comfortable donating directly to me, please contact me and we can work something out!

again, i realize that this is not a good time to be asking people for money. however, if you can spare anything, i will give you 1,000 hugs and promise to put the money to excellent use. if not, please keep checking in on this site to see what i am up to and let me know what you are up to!

thanks in advance. cheers for now.