Tully’s 4th Annual “Bikes for Girls In Vietnam” Fundraiser!
WHO: Hi! I’m Tully. I was born in Vietnam in 2008 and was adopted by my mom and dad in the U.S. when I was just 8 months old. Staying connected to my home country is super important to me and my family, and we’re always brainstorming ways we can help girls back in Vietnam.
WHAT: I'm turning 11 in January, and, for the 4th year in a row, I’m using my birthday to raise money for the “Bikes for Girls” program run by the Rock Paper Scissors Children’s Fund. This awesome program provides bikes to girls who live at or below the poverty level in Vietnam.
WHY: Bicycles are game-changers for girls in Vietnam. Without a bike, a girl often spends up to 3 hours walking to and from school. Three hours! In addition, the walk to and from school can be super dangerous. As a result, girls often drop out of school and stop their educations. Then the cycle of poverty continues.
With a bike, girls can keep going to school, stay safe, learn about all kinds of cool stuff, finish their educations, build their self-esteem, get jobs, make money, have fun, bond with friends, and break the cycle of poverty.
I love school. I love learning. And I can't imagine not being able to go because the school is too far away or because getting there is dangerous. With your help, we can change this for many girls.
For my 8th birthday, I raised $450. (7.5 bikes)
For my 9th birthday, I raised $698. (11 bikes)
For my 10th birthday, I raised $1,575. (26 bikes)
This year my goal is $1,620! (27 bikes)
Each bike is $60, and each comes with a helmet, a bike pump, and bike maintenance.
MY MOTTO: Educate a girl, change the world. Girls rock!
Any and all donations are welcome! $5 to $5,000,000!
FOR HELPING TO CHANGE THE WORLD
FOR GIRLS LIKE ME!!!!!!!