HELP SEND CAROL TO HAWAII!
Organized by: Amber Konz
EVENT DATE Jul 29, 2015
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!UPDATE ON OPERATION SEND CAROL TO HAWAII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As of today, July 23, I have had lots of individuals come up to me and donate/pledge to this, and we have $1,500 raised!!!!!! YAY! Thanks to everyone who has pitched in. This means CAROL IS OFFICIALLY GOING TO HAWAII. :) We've still got a couple of days to go raise enough money to fly her sister out also. If you haven't pitched in and would still like to, please either talk to me or donate on this website. I'd like to know by July 28 so I can make her a card.
If you'd rather not donate online you can give me a check or cash and I'll make sure it goes where it needs to go.
I am a little unsure about how we should suprise her with this—does anybody have any ideas?
THIS IS A SURPRISE, SHE HAS NO IDEA I CREATED THIS WEBPAGE, so lets keep it that way :)
Carol is a very special women who has always cared for and loved those around her. She has also done so much for me, I wanted to bless her. Let's bless her together and send her on an all expenses paid trip to Hawaii that she'll never forget!
Carol's 74th birthday is on July 29, and for her birthday we thought it would be wonderful if her community of friends could come together and help send her to Hawaii. Brian and I have an extra bedroom and she can stay with us for free (of course) and any meals we cook at the house would be taken care of as well as things like gas and our own admission to different excursions we take Carol on. We would make sure she is as comfortable as possible.
Carol also has a sister, Cindy, that she loves very dearly and misses. They have a special relationship, and I have a feeling that if Carol flew to Hawaii she wouldn't be able to make it out to see her sister this year. I'd like to fly them both out. I will likely be working when Carol comes, so having a companion with her would be ideal. They can enjoy our house together and have a sweet time just spending time together. I was thinking they could stay for about 2 weeks.
Her birthday is in July, Brian and I will be married in September so we were thinking after we got settled in, maybe early 2016 would be a good time for them to come out. We can certainly adjust and compare schedules if this goal is reached!
I've run some basic numbers and this is what I've come up with. It will cost approximately $1,500 per person to fly to Hawaii for a total of $3,000. Brian and I will be pitching in as well.
I do realize it is only a month away, and it's a lot of money to raise in a month, but if you'd like to contribute a certain amount and do not have it currently, I may be able to set up this page to do a "monthly payment" sort of thing? I don't know, if that's something you would be interested in let me know and I can look into it. Because it is several months away, there is more time, but if we could have the majority raised and a "commitment" for the rest, that would be awesome. Just an idea I thought I should throw out there.
ALSO—the site accepts debit/credit cards. If you'd rather do cash or a check just give it to me and I'll get it taken care of.
BREAKDOWN OF EXPENSES PER PERSON
Flight from Omaha to Hawaii and back: $1,000 (Because Carol has a difficult time sitting for very long, I looked for the shortest flights which are more expensive and rounded up by $100. Same will go for Cindy, flying from Idaho. This price is for a trip in March, it will fluctuate by month).
Spending money (souveniers, eating out, etc.): $200
3 Excursions (examples of things Brian has done that are fabulous, but would leave it up to Carol to decide): Catamarand on the ocean to snorkel with dolphins ($100), A luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center ($100), another excursion yet to be named? ($100): $300