The past few months I've been so incredibly lucky to see a few pages I started writing in college become a full-fledged play in NYC. My play got there because my love of reading and writing started early in elementary school and grew as I got older and learned more and more.
Not a day goes by that I don't acknowledge how lucky I am to have had these opportunities. I want to give back. I am going to give back. With buildOn. In Nepal.
I told many of you of my goal to raise $5,000 for buildOn so that I can travel to Nepal and help break ground on a school in February 2013.
By raising this $5,000, a child in Nepal will have a place where he or she will learn to read and much more. He or she will have a place to learn to write. The school will act as a community education center where more learning and exchanging of ideas can and will happen. Maybe a young girl will write a play there too and see it grow (too sappy? What can I say? I'm a sap. And it can happen. Maybe it will.)
Today there are 1.2 billion people around the globe who are illiterate largely due to a lack of access to education. 72% of those illiterate are women. Providing access to education for even one remote village can change the lives of hundreds of children living in poverty year-after-year.
I only have until October 19th to raise the full $5,000. So if you have a few dollars in your back pocket, consider donating to this great cause...and you have the opportunity to get some in return!
Kickstarter-esque thank yous for donating to my service project:
$5+ - A Facebook shout out
$20+ - Above + A Thank You video from me...probably being slightly weird and sappy at the same time
$50+ - Above + A real snail mail Thank You AND an or what she will bookmark (while supplies last)
$100+ - Above + A poem written by me
$250+ - Above + An electronic copy of my Nepal writing (a project to be determined)
$500+ - Above + A hard copy of my Nepal writing
$1,000+ - Above + a free yoga class for you and 10 of your friends (if you aren't in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic area, we can discuss other possibilities)
$4,000+ - Above + My first born child (okay maybe not...but we can negotiate)
|S Hollis M.||$20|
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