Every Mickle Mek a Muckle III
Organized by: Melissa Garza-Allen
I’m going back to Jamaica!
This July, I’ll be going on my annual mission trip with about 30 other kind souls to serve primary age children in St. Mary Parish in Jamaica. Each of the team members has paid for his/her own expenses, but we still need to raise money and donations to make our work possible.
While they're with us, we feed them healthy lunches: chicken, rice, bananas and sweet delicious homemade bread. We have a lot of little mouths to feed and to reuse my phrase from last year, that means we need a lot of mickles!
Being the only team member without a sponsor church (my church has other mission trips), I have personally pledged to help raise money to provide lunches during the week. This year, instead of selling polish or asking for love offerings, I have decided to hold a raffle and give away my hand-decorated jewelry stand/washi holder! (I didn’t build it, I just made it fancy). Yes, you can own “the object”!
Participating in my raffle is a fun way to touch the lives of kids and families who need assistance. The Jamaican people are full of joy, hope and love, and they are grateful for what they have. We just want to help them out a bit! Last year we served about 180 kids at two primary schools.
What's a mickle? It's a little bit. And a muckle is a lotta bit. "Every mickle mek a muckle" is an island phrase that means "every little bit counts". Whatever little bit you can donate means a muckle to me. (Of course, if you happen to have a muckle, we’ll take that too.)
- To enter the raffle, you may buy a “virtual ticket” by donating to my crowdrise page. Raffle tickets are $10 each.
- The deadline for entering is Tuesday, May 31.
- The winner will be chosen by an online random number generator and announced on Saturday, June 1.
- Raffle is open internationally.
- I will provide shipping up to $20. The winner would be responsible for the balance.
- Washi tape not included.
- Donations made to an individual’s crowdrise account are not tax deductible as they are not given directly to a nonprofit organization. Or something like that.
Thanks and good luck!
Please take a minute to check out the pictures and to watch the video that one of our team members made from our trip last year!