Photo taken pre-party at my early 1900 house of my wares from Nepal.
Last night I had my last big fall fundraising event for Hands in Nepal. I held a wine and cheese party at my home where I displayed my latest collection of treasures from Nepal. With the help of my friends, we were able to fundraise over $300 last night. That money combined with the yard sale and a few other previous sales of Nepali goods brought the total raised over the last week to almost $1,000! Yeah!
Now of course for the product sales, we need to take out the cost of the goods as well as shipping and handling from Nepal to the States. This leaves over half of the amount raised as straight profit going directly to Hands in Nepal to help assist with building/maintaining schools in rural Nepal, teacher’s salaries, student’s supplies and scholarships. The donated money such as the $300 made from the yard sale will go 100% to Hands in Nepal.
Bottom line is that this is great news for the children of Nepal and I am so thrilled to be a part of it! Friends and family have asked me how long I’m going to fundraise for Hands in Nepal and quite frankly I’m not sure. I love it. It makes me feel good. And I still dream of earning the $6-8,000 to build a new school and go see it! Yes, I’m a dreamer but if you don’t dare to dream, then nothing will ever happen.
Stay tuned….Chicago is coming up tomorrow and I can’t wait to revisit all my old stomping grounds. I will take lots of pictures and be sure to follow up with some blogs. After that, I hope to write still about my previous trip to New Zealand, Ireland, Spain or other places. I truly enjoy writing about travel so hope you enjoy! Comments welcome!