Yep, our national team was a little surprised and got in touch with us before reopening for donations. They are aware of the fundraiser now and there should be no issues. The response has of course been absolutely amazing!
I think we should aim for all 2400 kids and then stop there. No doubt it may be possible to raise more funds, but since we are raising funds for a specific district we should only address the requirements that our volunteers in the grassroots have brought forward and will be able to implement.
Pam, matching donations is certainly possible. For some companies the e-reciepts that people received is enough for them to file for a matching. For others, there is a form that they need to fill and get it signed by the treasurer. In that case they should send it to Asha Portland’s address.
First goal: $3500 — met in two days.
Let’s have a second goal — $7000.
The final goal, sponsoring every single kid who needs school supplies in Kancheepuram, is $11064.
We’ve already sent close to one thousand kids back to school with all of their needs met. Like book drives in the past, readers like you have taken collections at your offices, your dorms, your communities, and spread the word.
The donations are still coming in! The very next donor will be number one hundred!
Thank you so much.