JPS Odyssey 2016!

$3,430 of $18k goal

Raised by 70 people in 11 months
BP
Benny Parekkadan
on behalf of Gail Pawlikowski
 EDISON, NJ
After 8 months of hard work and numerous fundraising efforts to finance a bus trip to a competition in Iowa, our 69 middle school and high school students almost lost everything within the span of a day due to a careless and irresponsible bus company.  Students waited patiently for 15 1/2 hours, dismayed but hopeful, that a bus scheduled to arrive at 5:30 am would eventually turn up to take them  to Iowa State University for a Worlds finals competition,  that they had been preparing for all year.  Since October, hundreds of hours were spent brainstorming themes and concepts, revisioning the use of common materials, constructing backdrops and props, finding the timely and appropriate expressions for each character, and creatively and cooperatively solving a problem. Unfortunately, the result of their labors remained uncertain.  The scheduled bus company didn't follow through with the contractual agreement and left nine teams wondering if all of their hard work, trip plans and money spent would be in vain. Thanks in part to numerous people working together in true O.M. spirit, students arrived in Iowa almost 40 hours later but at an enormous and additional expense. Please help us raise the funds to pay for their journey!  All proceeds will go directly to JP Stevens HS Odyssey of the Mind to get them out of the "red".
http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/wf2016/default.php
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Update 2
Posted by Benny Parekkadan
10 months ago
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hello all,

I want to thank you all for your support for this campaign. I will be retiring this account soon. For those you that accidentally double-payed I will be sending you your donations back.

At this stage, a new eboard will be working on raising funds throughout the summer with fundraisers and will continue to try to raise money to pay this debt off.
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Update 1
Posted by Benny Parekkadan
11 months ago
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All of the proceeds will go directly to JP Stevens HS Odyssey of the Mind to get us out of the red.
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$3,430 of $18k goal

Raised by 70 people in 11 months
Created May 26, 2016
BP
Benny Parekkadan  
on behalf of Gail Pawlikowski
SS
$20
Samuel Stern
10 months ago
TC
$50
Tim Chien
10 months ago

Rutgers

$20
Kat Doherty
11 months ago

Sorry to hear about this. Good luck! P.S. Hello to all my former students! I see some of you in that picture.

ES
$20
Elizabeth Szabo
11 months ago
MF
$40
Michelle Fang
11 months ago
RN
$150
Rina Nilooban
11 months ago

In the midst of misfortune, how fortunate it is to see the virtues of kindness and compassion manifest. Sending out support and good vibes.

RW
$20
Rita Wang
11 months ago
TS
$100
Tara Shukla
11 months ago
$53
Dennis Zhang
11 months ago
JS
$201
John Su
11 months ago
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