PLEASE SUPPORT MY VOLUNTEER WORK IN SOUTH AFRICA!
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I know that I am one of the very fortunate people in this world. I am lucky to have been born in a country of bounty, where everything I desire is at my fingertips, and is waiting for me to reach out and grasp it, if I am willing to work for it. ...
I know that I am one of the very fortunate people in this world. I am lucky to have been born in a country of bounty, where everything I desire is at my fingertips, and is waiting for me to reach out and grasp it, if I am willing to work for it. With that being said, I have decided to find a way to use my God-given talents and give back.

As some of you probably already know, I have a strong passion for children. I truly believe that providing care, education and life-long lessons to them will vastly improve their lives. That is why I have decided to no longer put my dream on hold. This February, I plan to volunteer with Global Vision International and get hands-on experience, working with children in orphanages and day care centers in and around Cape Town, South Africa. I will be taking on the important and challenging tasks of feeding the babies and toddlers, planning and delivering educational lessons, singing, dancing and playing with the children. I also plan on spending time at a 'Safe House', assisting young girls with their homework, as well as baking, playing games and generally offering to them any and all of the support I can give them.

I have spent the past twenty-two years in school learning from teachers, doctors and professors about Mathematics, Language Arts and Sciences. However, I also learned that the most important concepts in life have come from the children for whom I have cared. They have shown me that trust, which is earned, is essential; silliness is a part of happiness, and selflessness is always rewarded.

I know that this experience in South Africa will provide me with a heart full of memories and stories to tell, passion and ambition to always do what I love in life, and the motivation to continue to make a difference in the lives of children.

Will you please help me on this journey by becoming my sponsor? This six- week volunteer program will cost about $4,500. Therefore, your contribution of ANY amount of money will go toward my round trip flight to and from Cape Town, South Africa, insurance while abroad, my visa, the GVI program fee, lodging at a GVI dorm room in a safe, residential community, all meals and bottled water, local transportation and much more. I promise to share my experiences and stories with you along the way and upon my return.

I greatly appreciate any contribution you can make to help me fulfill my dream of making a difference in the lives of these South African children! You can also send your donation to 100 Pitney ave Spring Lake, NJ 07762. Every penny raised will be solely for paying the expenses for this trip.

Even if you cannot contribute a monetary donation, please send your good thoughts my way! I cannot wait to start this chapter of my life. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 732-233-7492. Thank you SO much!!
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