Organized by: Veronica Knowlton
EVENT DATE Dec 01, 2014
I have always enjoyed giving back to others whenever I'm available whether financially or through my time and efforts. In high school, I was fortunate enough to go on two trips to Mississippi right after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area where I helped the community to rebuild after its devastating losses. Fences were built, beach clean-ups occurred and once beautifully lived-in homes were gutted so the families that lost everything were able to start their lives over again.
It has been my goal for some time now to somehow, some way, maneuver myself into a position to go on another volunteer trip where I can give back and help in any way I can. Unfortunately, I cannot do it on my own, which is why I'm asking for any help I get!
UPDATE: I knew going in that the money needed for the trip to India was a huge stretch, so I'm focusing on going to Ecuador which is signifcantly less in costs. This is due to UBelong utilizing host families and obviously much less travel between the US.
- approx. $2500 for trip + flights + intl. insurance for ONE week
- work in a day care with orphans and helping teach English
Departure date: 12/19
I only plan to go on these trips should I receive the fully funded amount of either $2500 or $7500. If I don't make my goal, I'm NOT keeping your money. (What would I do with it anyways?!) I truly just want to make the most of my vacation and be able to give back rather than sit at home and lounge about for over two weeks during the holidays.
Any and all help I would be to receive will be SO incredibly appreciated.
Thanks for listening,
P.S. As many of you know, I'm all about social media, which is why I've named my campaign #VKinTheWild. Not only will that hashtag come in handy with the progress of this journey, but also because a city girl like me will be venturing out of my element excitedly and willingly. (: