Frances Pledger wrote -Hello everyone! I know that my 30th (eek!!!) birthday is 2 months away, but I wanted put this out there to everyone so they have time to think and determine if they can or will help me with my 30th birthday wish…
After some long thoughts and deliberations, I’ve decided that instead of receiving gifts of things this year, I would love to be able to give back. It has been a long time dream and desire of mine to help others who need it, particularly in countries less fortunate than ours (except you, Al and Francesco). I’ve decided to work with Habitat for Humanity. I’ve submitted an application to travel to Africa, either Kenya or Ghana, to help build homes. It is a 2 week trip and will take place in August 2012 (when I’m finally out of school for an extended period of time). It is a well-established and great organization that does these trips on a bi-weekly basis. Eden is planning to go with me, if anyone else would like to join, the more the merrier!
So here is my request for my 30th birthday, I would like donations to help me pay for my trip. It will cost about $2,400 (it ranges, so I think that is safest assumption) and it includes; food, hotel, and transportation. Flight is about $1600. Sorry guys, it will not be “Top of the line”. Any amount would help, even if it’s $10. I hope this request is not too much to ask…and if you can’t give, please know that I won’t be upset at all.
I’ve been given so many blessings in my life and I feel very strongly that I’m being called to give back to others and spread the tremendous amount of love and compassion I feel for all humans on this planet. I hope you will support me, if not financially, your prayers will be equally appreciated.
With love and gratitude,
Frances, Fran, Franny, Cesa, Guenevere, Guen (I think that is all of them!)