Wednesday, July 31, 2013

30 Day Challenge Results

Thirty days ago, I gave a challenge to my family and friends. I challenged 30 people to donate $30 in celebration of my 30th birthday. If 30 people gave $30, it would cover two month's worth of rent for the community center.

You guys, I was blown away!
God is so good and He continues to provide!

Donations came in from: Georgia, Washington, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Washington DC, California and the Netherlands! Some people gave more than the $30. One friend wanted to give enough to cover a third month of rent for the community center!

So...the results went alittle something like this:
30 Days
24 Friends
15 Cities
$1,230 Raised
($900 was the goal)
3 Months of Rent Paid For
(1/4 of Year Two's Rent!)

I couldn't have asked for a better birthday gift!

Every time you give, it is one step closer to getting back to Liberia and getting the community center up and running!

In other exciting news, I filed my Articles of Incorporation paperwork with the state of Georgia this past week! It will hopefully take about two weeks to hear anything, but you can be praying that the papers will be accepted and approved right away without any problems!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

School Supplies Needed!

As you begin your back-to-school shopping, I wanted to make you aware of an opportunity to get involved with the community center. I'm sure that within the next few weeks, you will stroll the aisles with your children looking for needed supplies. Stores are already running great sales on basic supplies--last week I picked up packs of erasers for 10 cents, and this week there are some great penny and dollar deals!

The community center in Liberia is in need of some supplies too! Listed below are some basic supplies that we will need in Liberia; many of these supplies cannot be found there, or are very expensive. Most of these supplies will be used on a daily basis, so we will always need these supplies on hand.

I have made lists in order of priority--high, medium and low. All of these supplies are needed, but if you're already picking up supplies on the 'high' list (or see the big back-to-school display at the front of the store), consider throwing a few extra into your cart for Liberia!

High Priority
- washable markers
- pencils
- erasers (pencil top & "the big pink block" kind)
- glue sticks
- colored pencils
- crayons
- handwriting paper (paper w/ red & blue lines)
- pencil sharpeners

Medium Priority
- scissors (child and adult sizes)
- Elmer's glue
- rulers
- ink pens
- watercolor paint sets
- craft paint
- paint brushes
- educational flash cards
- craft supplies (glitter glue, stickers, etc.)

Low Priority
- construction paper
- index cards
- loose leaf paper
- pocket folders

**We do not need any notebooks**

Also, you can always donate cash or gift cards (Target or Walmart are best) and I can pick up anything that's needed (I'm a bargain shopper, so every year I wait until school supplies are markdown and become a crazy lady and stock up at Target!)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

The 30 Day Challenge

On July 8th, I will be celebrating my 30th birthday!
[Where has the time gone? Geez, I feel old.]

In celebration of my 30th birthday, I am asking my family, friends and total strangers to join together for the 30 Day Challenge!

What's the 30 Day Challenge?

It's simple!

I'm looking for 30 friends who want to give $30 to celebrate my 30th birthday!

I don't need anything for my birthday, but there's a community center in Liberia that needs lots of things! ALL of the money will go towards the community center!

If 30 friends donate $30, that will cover two months of rent. If more friends give, then that's more money towards the community center! Feel free to pass the challenge on to your family and friends! The more people that give, the sooner the community center can open its doors to serve the people of Liberia!

You can donate with cash, check or PayPal. Just let me know which method you prefer and I will pass on the appropriate information to you.

Ready, set, GO!

[P.S. This photo says it all--the road is long, and sometimes messy, but the journey is beautiful. And, the photo is a hint for what's to come!]