Our oldest daughter, McKenzie has always been a “server.” Serving is like breathing for her. She would have to really try to go a day without doing something nice for someone.
She is a little like Ordinary Mary. Have you read that book? (Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed.) Remember how someone gives Mary blueberries and Mary makes blueberry muffins and gives them to five people and then those five people do something nice for five more people each. And the good deeds multiply until millions of people are touched…and it all started with blueberries.
That’s Kenzie for ya.
She used that story and this picture when applying for a humanitarian scholarship last year.
OH! Wanna see a picture of her when she got her wisdom teeth out?
Sorry. I am getting side-tracked. Let me get to the point.
Three years ago, Kenzie learned about an organization called World of Difference. They build schools, train teachers and provide educational supplies in Africa. The minute she learned about these expeditions, she wanted to go. But, obviously, that costs money. $3,750, to be exact. This summer Kenzie is working two jobs to save for the upcoming college year and to go to Africa in August. Even working everyday, she will be short on funds. Kenzie is doing some fundraising, but I wanted to jump in and help.
You and I probably can’t go to Africa this summer to build a school,
but WE can help HER build a school!
So…here’s the offer. For anyone willing to donate $50 or more, I will handwrite the lyrics to your favorite Hilary Weeks song, sign it and send it to you. Once you donate, send me an email with your favorite song! firstname.lastname@example.org
And…if you are really, super, ultra, amazingly interested in donating a big ‘ol chunk of change…I will sell the red pumps I wore at the Collection CD Release Concert for $500. I’ll also throw in a signed Collection CD and, AND…if you live within an hour or so of us, Kenzie and I will personally deliver the shoes and the CD. Only ONE person can purchase this item, so the first person to make the donation and then email me, gets the shoes! email@example.com
But that’s not all.
Anyone who donates will be invited to a fireside this Fall where Kenzie will share stories and pictures from her expedition and I will sing a song or two.
Here’s a shot of what Kenzie’s reaction will be if she can raise the money to serve in Africa…
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