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ASB Dominican Republic 2011

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YMCA AT VIRGINIA TECH via Crowdrise
November 01, 2010

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BENEFITING: YMCA AT VIRGINIA TECH

EVENT DATE: Jan 03, 2011

THE STORY:

This January, 14 students from Virginia Tech will experience an immersion trip to the Dominican Republic to learn and embrace first hand the life-changing effects of alternative breaks.

HELP THE CAUSE. SUPPORT THE Y and THE DR!
Live it, learn it, love it. ASB 2011.
The Y at Virginia Tech


Read one students past experience.
Something to consider…

Rambling thoughts of your average college student are usually concerned with upcoming tests, crush parties, and which bus they have to catch to make it to class. I started my college years at Virginia Tech in the fall of 2007 and found myself confused as to what I was supposed to do for the rest of my life. An e-mail convinced me of a direction I should start walking and I have never looked back

I participated in an Alternative Winter Break trip in January of 2009 and it changed my life- mentally, physically, and emotionally. Walking into the unknown, feeling lost, but curious all the same, not knowing what to expect, or even the correct comprehension of the local language spoken in the small community villages of Nagua, Dominican Republic, excited me and ignited my passion for service.

There I was in the DR, bending rebar with a pipe against a tree, mixing concrete in the Dominican sun, and dancing with the local community as the Bachata blared from a house just down the dirt road. During my sixteen days on the island, I found myself and my passion. Service is an art form, it’s a dance of life we must all consider joining. It is the ultimate giving of oneself because there are others less fortunate who need our help.

Fred Rodgers said "If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person." Sometimes all we shared was a smile, but that was enough.

I want to inspire more people, show everyone what it is like to completely immerse yourself in that world. There is something to be said about giving yourself to a greater cause, but the ironic part is, most days I just can’t find the words to describe it. If I could convince just one person of the importance of service, I would be content knowing future lives will be impacted in a beneficial way.

Some people do not believe one person can make a difference. One day, I hope to be the reason those people change their minds

Thanks for all of your support,
Melanie & Kate

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To This Fundraiser

$12,090

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sarah HAnks

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Book Fair Bake Sale

    $438

  • DT Bake Sale (1)

    $314

  • DT Bake Sale (2)

    $273

  • Initial fundraising

    $425

  • The Taylors

    $25

  • Maureen

    $25

  • Maggie Lewis

    $50

  • The Spencer Family

    $50

  • Jim Dubinsky

    $11

  • Corcoran family

    $50

  • Rachel

    $10

  • Diana Lloyd

    $45

  • Ivy

    $99

  • Mom and Dad K.

    $150

  • Dizzle

    $89

  • Cindy Simmons

    $30

  • Paige

    $10

  • j+c

    $25

  • j+c

    $25

  • j+c

    $50

  • DT Bake Sale (3)

    $122

  • carey

    $25

  • Bake Sale (4)

    $107

  • Football Raffle (1)

    $1,000

  • Jessica Lam

    $20

  • Lauren Seagraves

    $25

  • eBay Auction!

    $2,300

  • Anonymous Donation

    $600

  • Paul and Lynne Kelly

    $100

  • Grandma and Grandpa Dion

    $200

  • Football Raffle 2

    $671

  • Donor Letters (as of 11/9/10)

    $1,925

  • Michelle Kiernan

    $10

  • Dave's Hair

    $25

  • Brad, Sandy & Avery Wirt

    $50

  • Dion's San Antonio

    $100

  • Brother #1

    $500

  • Bunion Love

    $50

  • Cory Williams

    $10

  • Altagracia

    $100

  • Misc Fundraisers

    $1,691

  • Bonnie and Charlie Mitchell

    $100

  • Vicky Duong

    $20

  • Ellen & Gary Cliffer

    $20

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48% Raised of $25,200 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $12,090 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

YMCA AT VIRGINIA TECH

Amount Raised

$11,855

 

47% Raised of $25,200 Goal

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Michael Lewis

Amount Raised

$105

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Sarit Cliffer

Amount Raised

$65

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Diana Lloyd

Amount Raised

$45

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Kimberly Creger

Amount Raised

$20

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Scott Clark

Amount Raised

$0

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Nicole Cadieux

Amount Raised

$0

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Katherine Harvey

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Ellen & Gary Cliffer

Ellen & Gary Cliffer

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Vicky Duong

Vicky Duong

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Bonnie and Charlie Mitchell

Bonnie and Charlie Mitchell

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Misc Fundraisers

Misc Fundraisers

DONATION: $1,691

6 years ago

Altagracia

Altagracia

DONATION: $100

In memory of the wonderful experience I had with the DR trip, January 2009. This was a truly incredible journey, one that has stayed with me through the years. Best wishes to you all, enjoy every moment! 6 years ago

Cory Williams

Cory Williams

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Bunion Love

Bunion Love

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Brother #1

Brother #1

DONATION: $500

It's good to see you following your heart and helping others. Wish I could go, love ya 6 years ago

Dion's San Antonio

Dion's San Antonio

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Brad, Sandy & Avery Wirt

Brad, Sandy & Avery Wirt

DONATION: $50

In honor of some pretty amazing individuals, doing some pretty amazing things with their lives! 6 years ago