EVENT DATE: Jan 24, 2012
My name is Casandra Kelly. I am an accepted student to an accredited study abroad program in sustainable studies called Living Routes. The program integrates academic experiences that truly honor relationships to each other (community), to the Earth (ecology) and to ourselves (worldview). Slowing my life to a balance in this fast paced world, I have been led to seek out solitude in meditation, to abstract from the fast-paced & money-driven society to doing work-trade, and from solely theory based study to practical and tangible work driven by love and compassion. Living Routes brings education to life by giving students the chance to study in communities and educational systems across the globe that cultivate more equitable, just and sustainable lifestyles. Through rich, academic, interdisciplinary coursework, service learning, cultural studies and community immersions, Living Routes programs supports development in understanding, skills, and experience necessary to help restore the individual, community and planet to greater health and resiliency while preparing for a career that makes a difference.
My objective is to raise $14,000 which is about two-thirds of the overall cost and enough money to attend the 2012 semester program held at Auroville in Tamil Nadu, India. My goal is to get four business sponsorships at $500 each, two individuals to create a $2,000 matching fund to be partnered with getting $50 each from 20 of my best friends and $100 or larger contributions from 8 other people. Meanwhile I am going to work hard and live at home in order to save $5,000 from my earnings.
I am asking for your help today in attaining my first goal of $1,250 which accounts for the initial deposit and will secure my space for the spring 2012 program. Every little bit counts and this will be a great support as I continue to fundraise for the remaining $12,750.
With your contribution of:
$1 or more : Become a part of my living journey on gardenofghee.wordpress.com, and travel along side as I visit communities working toward a more sustainable future
$10 or more = Along with the blog, you will receive a photo post card created by yours truly!
$20 or more = You will receive an updated blog, postcard, and one positive solutions recipe useful in day-to-day living
$50 or more = Everything above stated will be yours as well as your name and/or your organization will be recognized as a donor on my slideshow.
$100 or more = The blog, photo post card, positive solution, name on the slideshow, and a slideshow presentation personally given by me will be yours.
$500 or more = All of the above, plus an educational and inspiration speech on a topic of your interest from the work I have done
$1,000 or more = This is a humbling gift and with reverence I gift everything previously stated with a time commitment from me in selfless service (ie: volunteer work with you or your organization, a column written for your newsletter or blog, a presentation, Q&A, etc...)
I can not do it with out you and for that I have endless thanks!