Bee Girl Needs a Truck!

$1,010 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 25 people in 52 months
The Bee Girl organization's work is beekeeping education and honey bee conservation. The director, Sarah Red-Laird, travels all around the country speaking about the importance of bees to all sorts of groups of folks, teaching beekeeping classes, and working with kids with our "Kids and Bees" program. Our nonprofit also has beehives in Southern Oregon that we use for teaching and making honey. It became quite apparent last summer, after a grandiose wax melting/honey flooding incident (see picture's below and above), that Sarah's personal car could no longer take the abuse of the long miles (for speaking, teaching, and Kids and Bees presentations) and hundreds of pounds of honey that need to be schlepped around the Valley and beyond.




The great news is that after months of searching, we have found the perfect little Bee Mobile. It's an adorable 1980 Toyota pick-up. It was on the market for $2,000, but the seller* is going to give us a deal for $1,500. We would love your help in purchasing this truck, and every dollar counts! What do you get? Dollars donated are eligible for a tax deduction, as the Bee Girl organization is a charity recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3). Better yet, knowing that Bee Girl will no longer be riding around in a car (on its last leg: poor Ms. Burgundy) filled with smoker smoke, a few dozen loose bees, and a very sticky mess that only a hoard of thousands of bees could love.

*Here is the bonus, the seller is Geoff Huber, champion Cyclo-cross racer who will use the money from the truck sale to compete at Cyclo-cross nationals in Boulder, CO, in January 2014. Cheers to one passion supporting another!





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Cha Ching!!! We have reached out goal of $1500, thanks to a private donor who will make up the remaining funds as of 8pm tonight!!! Any extra funds that trickle in will go toward our trip to Portlandia to pick up the lil' beauty!

Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you to all who donated and shared! You are all Bee Girl heroes.

So much love,

Bee Girl
xoxoxox
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How incredible! We are nearly half way there after just one day! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! To all who have donated and shared! I can't wait to start buzzing around in this little truck, it will be a sticky smokey little dream on four wheels.
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Sarah Red-Laird
52 months ago

Hi Karin! This site doesn't go through PayPal, but we've got an account! Please feel free to send to sarah@beegirl.org and will put in in the "Truck Jar." Thank you!!

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Karin Parramore
52 months ago

Dang, no paypal? I could send a fiver through the mail, if you don't tell the USPS...

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$1,010 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 25 people in 52 months
Created November 10, 2013
Funds raised will benefit:
Bee Girl
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Ashland, OR
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TO
$30
Tom Orlando
51 months ago

Glad I could help a little. The budget is very tight currently. May God bless you and your work.

EH
$30
Elinor Hadley
52 months ago

You go girl, in a truck!

KJ
$50
K A Jarschke-Schultze
52 months ago

Bees good, bees friend.

GR
$200
Gail & Lawrence Radcliffe
52 months ago

We believe in Bees!!!

JG
$25
Juliet Grable
52 months ago

Worthiest cause I've come across in a while! Good luck, Bee Girl!

$10
Anonymous
52 months ago
SS
$10
Sonja Stubbs
52 months ago

You inspire me ! All the way from Australia Good Luck !

CM
$20
Cheryl Mendiola
52 months ago

Fresh wheels-keep the honey pot topped off! I always enjoy your posts! Keep up the good work!

Sarah Red-Laird
52 months ago

Hi Karin! This site doesn't go through PayPal, but we've got an account! Please feel free to send to sarah@beegirl.org and will put in in the "Truck Jar." Thank you!!

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Karin Parramore
52 months ago

Dang, no paypal? I could send a fiver through the mail, if you don't tell the USPS...

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