Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Most of my efforts are taking place at Save-A-Thon For Africa these days so please visit there to support but just in case you missed it, here is my latest video. Takes just 5 minutes to watch and I sincerely hope it will move you to join us and help us touch the lives of those with so little this Christmas.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Here is a quick update on what is happening at Bridges To America.
As you may know, my 12 year-old daughter, Kylie, and I have been working on a campaign we call Save-A-Thon For Africa (http://saveathonforafrica.blogspot.com) most of the year to raise money for soccer balls, school supplies, and food to deliver for Christmas to the children in Ghana. We leave in less than three weeks!
Last week we received the best PR we have ever had and it was very satisfying. We were on the KSL six o'clock news in Salt Lake City and had two newspaper articles written about the effort.
Here are links to the video and to both newspaper articles.
KSL News Link
Deseret News Article
Herald Journal Article
It is gratifying to see the return of investment from our generous donors and our hard work. It feels like we are gaining momentum and reaching a tipping point that will help us grow. And the greatest thing about that is that we are now able to benefit more families and especially children in Africa.
We are still raising over $3,000 for the expenses of this trip and supplies for the children in the village for Christmas. We would love any support you can give and/or encourage as you see fit. You can visit the website to learn more and make donations here: http://bit.ly/UPlFFj
Lastly, we are doing a fundraiser called Chalk Talk for Charity this Thursday night, Dec. 6th from 7PM with the Utah State Aggies Women's Soccer Team in Logan. More details here: http://chalktalk4charity-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1
Thanks for your support!
Saturday, December 1, 2012
It's been a great week for Bridges To America as we have enjoyed several favorable stories about our efforts with Save-A-Thon For Africa (saveathonforafrica.com).
We were on the KSL News in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Two newspaper articles were also written on our effort.
After the segment aired I came across a couple of fairly critical comments on the KSL News website that I have heard before and I wanted to address them. I think my response could be helpful to further understanding important issues around humanitarian efforts and charity.
The first comment is below:
I believe in doing what you can now, however small it may seem, not waiting for some elusive day when 15,000 balls is even a possibility. Though I appreciate the challenge.
I welcome your comments to my response on these important issues.