A week ago we started this fundraiser, humbly hoping to sponsor one child, and met our goal within hours. Since then, we have raised enough money for 11 kids to attend Camp Sweeney this summer in memory of Nicole. It can't be said enough "” thank you. Thank you to those who have shared and spread the word, for those who have prayed for Nicole and her family, and for those of you who have donated. Even the smallest donation "” of time, money, prayer, thought "” is why we have been able to get where we are.
As we enter week two of fundraising, we are only 10,000 dollars away from our new goal of 45,000 dollars. Please continue to share, tweet, pray and donate so we can get 15 kids to camp this summer in memory of Nicole. Thank you all so much again, we couldn't do it without the support of every one of you.
With y'all's continued love and support and generosity, we have reached our goal of 30,000 dollars in memory of Nicole. Our original hope was to raise 3,000 dollars for just one camper and in less than a week we have raised ten times that amount. At request of the Wilson family the goal is being raised once again "” to 45,000 dollars. To anyone who has taken the time to share, tweet and donate in the past week, thank you so, so much.We can't say it enough. It is only through the community Nicole has gathered together that we are able to do this.
Yesterday, during Nicole's service a member of One Direction tweeted #SingForNicole and sent the band's condolences as well. Another Sweeney counselor has written a second Buzzfeed article about the #SingForNicole movement and what it can really be about "” Family. It's a family y'all have each become a part of in keeping her memory alive. As her sister said, "we will never stop singing for Nicole."
Thank you all so much for the support. We've raised 19,000+ dollars at this time, and thanks to everyone who came to the service for Nicole this morning, and had the Wilson family in your prayers. As Nicole's sister Kelly said this morning, we will never stop singing for Nicole.
In the few hours I was on a plane this morning we raised over 2,000 dollars, exceeding yet another goal. This is 5 campers now, five kids who will get to experience the PFC and F-U-N of Camp Sweeney in Nicole's memory.
Everyone continues to be blown away, to the point of speechlessness by the continued support and generosity Nicole's memory has fostered. Thank you so much, I don't think we can say it enough or even properly express the amount of gratitude we feel.
Because we had already raised 16,000 dollars and were over 80% of the way to our next goal of 18,000 dollars for six kids, we've jumped straight to 21,000. The donations have not stopped pouring in and we believe that we can raise over 20,000 dollars to help change the lives of seven children with type one diabetes. Please continue to share, retweet, donate and use the hashtag #SingForNicole
Thank you so much once again, this is only possible because of y'all.
Y'all are amazing, we not only tripled our efforts but have surpassed 12,000 dollars "” thats 4 campers! I've said it every time we've reached our goal, but everyone involved with this is so moved and humbled by the generosity and support we have experienced in memory of Nicole.
Our goal has been moved once more, to 15,000. That would mean 5 campers would attend camp in Nicole's memory. Thank you so much to everyone that has already donated, shared, tweeted or given anything at all to Nicole's legacy "” we couldn't do it without you. Please keep sharing the link and tweeting. #SingForNicole.
I can't believe it, but we're raising the goal again to 12,000, Can you imagine, 4 campers able to attend Camp Sweeney this summer in memory of Nicole? The response and generosity has been incredible. Thank you, so much, to everyone who has donated, or shared, or tweeted, or done anything at all to support Nicole's legacy.
Please continue to share and tweet #SingForNicole, and thank you all so much once again. This is only possible because of y'all.
Wow, I and everyone else involved with this project cannot thank y'all enough. We all have been incredibly moved, humbled, and amazed at the generosity we have seen. Not only did we exceed our original goal of 3000 dollars to get one camper to attend, but we've now exceeded out second goal of 6000 dollars and two campers will attend in Nicole's memory this summer.
We're going to raise the goal AGAIN and go for 9000 dollars and pay for three campers. Continue to share this page and keep tweeting #SingForNicole.
In 24 hours we raised over 75% of our goal, ensuring we will get at least one child at attend Camp Sweeney this summer, absolutely free of cost. We are so close to ensuring two kids are able to attend this summer. Please continue to share the donation page and if you have already donated some of your time and resources thank you so much. #SingForNicole has over 80K tweets as well, the BuzzFeed article explaining #SingforNicole has over 10K hits, and Nicole's older sister Kelly has been doing news interviews in the Dallas area all day. Thank you all for your continued support.
In 18 hours, we were able to meet our goal of raising enough money to send just one kid to Camp Sweeney in Nicole's memory. Thank you, thank you, to everyone that has donated, shared and tweeted.
Nicole's legacy and story has literally reached around the world and I know I am not just speaking for myself when I say how grateful, blessed and humbled everyone involved with this has been to see the worldwide support and love. While we may have reached our original goal of 3000 dollars for one camper, we will continue to collect donations "” Nicole would be so happy to know that because of her more than one child will get the opportunity to experience the family and community that it means to be a part of when you're a Camp Sweeney camper.
What a great surprise to see upon leaving class this morning to see we are over 80% of the way to our goal. Thank you so much to everyone that has donated and shared the campaign. #SingForNicole is still trending nationally as well and myself and the entire staff and Sweeney family is completely blown away by the generosity and love that has been shown. Thank you so, so much and please continue to spread the word.
We've already raised 30% of our goal in a few short hours, as well as gotten #SingForNicole to trend on the National level! If you haven't seen it yet, Nicole's older sister Kelly started the hashtag to try and get One Direction to dedicate a song to Nicole at their Dallas concert. Keep sharing the link for the fundraiser and hashtagging #SingForNicole!
In memory of Nicole Wilson, we're sponsoring a child to attend a summer session at Camp Sweeney that otherwise would not be able to come.
In less than 48 hours we were able to meet our goal of raising 3000 dollars for one child, our new goal of 6000 dollars, and surpassed our third goal of 9000 for three campers. This is an amazing and humbling thing to be a part of and we're raising the goal once again to 12,000 dollars.
Nicole embodied the spirit of Camp Sweeney, her smile was contagious, her love for One Direction unmatched, and she was a joy in every life she touched. Her passing is a loss to the Sweeney family, but we believe she would want the community she so helped build to grow by getting even just one more camper to attend Camp Sweeney this summer.
The total cost of a three week session is 3,000 dollars. We would love to be able to completely cover the cost for one child to attend a summer session. Our first goal was just to get just even one child to Sweeney this summer but if we were able to help two or more children in honor of Nicole it would be amazing and a gret way to honor Nicole's memory.
As well as raising money for another camper in Nicole's memory, her sister Kelly has started the nationwide hastag #SingForNicole, asking Nicole's favorite band to dedicate a song to her at their upcoming concert Nicole had to tickets to. You can see the local news story WFAA News 8 did on Nicole and Kelly here. Please help Nicole's dream come true by taking a moment to join the movement on Twitter by tweeting @onedirection or using the hashtag #SingForNicole. A fellow counselor, Andrew Gray, has written a BuzzFeed article (here) with more on Nicole and the #SingForNicole movement.
Camp Sweeney is a camp in North Texas that has been dedicated to educating children with type one diabetes about their disease and how to live a healthy lifestyle for over 60 years. Another one of the main goals of Camp Sweeney is to build a community of kids with type one diabetes, enabling them to make life long friends who are able to support each other in the daily struggles a life with type one diabetes presents. Children age 5-18 with type one diabetes come from all over the country and world come every summer. For more information on Camp Sweeney you can visit thier website at www.campsweeney.org or contact me personally through this page. On behalf of the staff, campers and entire Sweeney Family thank you so much for your donation.
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