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iPads for Casa do Caminho Orphanage

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Summary

My name is Cody Goodermote, I'm 21 years old and recently graduated from college. I have always wanted to travel to a location where the people are less fortunate and give them an item of luxury that I take for granted everyday. I would like to travel to the Casa do Caminho orphanage in Xerém, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and surprise the kids with some new iPads! I chose iPads because I think it's the best device for learning and entertainment. I think that they will fall in love with them. I really just want to bring smiles to their faces, nothing is more priceless then seeing a child's face light up! I want to give them something that's useful and that's considered a luxury item. So, won't you help me put a smile on these kid's faces? Check out my perks, I think they're pretty clever!

What We Need & What You Get

I need money for my plane tickets and various expenses while I'm in Brazil. I also need money to buy the iPads and SmartCases plus pay the applicable tax. Donations from $1-450 will be used for airfare, visas and other travel expenses. They will also be used to purchase apps, music, movies and more for the kids!

So what's really cool here is that Contributors ($25) will get a personal thank you note with signatures from all the kids, Super Contributors ($50) will get a personal thank you note with signatures from the kids plus their name written on the envelope for the iTunes gift card, Silver ($100) donations will get a personal thank you note with signatures from all the kids plus a link to the blog where I will be posting pictures and text from my trip, Eco-Warrior ($450) dontations will get all of the perks from lower levels plus have their name printed on a solar iPad charger from Voltaic (retail price of $299), Gold ($550) donations will get their name engraved on an iPad 2 and recieve a postcard of me and the kids from Brazil, finally Platinum ($650) donations will recieve their name engraved on the brand new iPad 3 and a postcard of me and the kids from Brazil. Donations at the Hero level ($1000) will recieve all the above (only one iPad) plus something special (I have yet to figure out what this will be, but it's going to be a surprise!)

The Impact

These kids will get to expereince something that we take for granted everyday. They will get to immerse themselves in games, education, music, movies and explore the internet! I would love to be able to FaceTime them on their new iPads! You'll get to help some kids in Brazil have something they never dreamed they could have and I get to help be a part of that.

Other Ways You Can Help

I understand that not everyone can make a monetary donation, but if there's anything else you'd like to donate then please let me know! Let your friends and family know about this campaign, send it to everyone. Every dollar helps.

My goal is $15,000. This will get 5 iPad 2's, 5 iPad 3's, $500 in gift cards, 10 solar cases, and my travel expenses covered. I am setting the goal on the site to $10,000 because It will still get 3 iPad 2's, 3 iPad 3's, $500 in gift cards, 5 solar cases and my travel expenses covered.

I'll be posting photos and text on a blog when I leave for the trip, I want everyone to know that this is a real campaign and I want to reward you with actual photos and text of the kids and their priceless smiles!

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