Christinas Volunteering Abroad Fund

$1,695 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 27 months
I am happy to tell you all that after a long hard and scary struggle with depression for more then 2 years I am on the right path to returning to my happy and healthy life!

BUT FIRST......As a part of my recovery, and becuase I have always wanted to do this but never had the nerve or time, I am going to be traveling abroad to volunteer.  I am focusing my search in 2 places, Uganda and Thailand.  I will be doing work with Women who have been involved in similar situations as I went through but don't have the resources I had to help me.  This includes women who are victims of sexual assualts/abuses as well as undereducated and repressed women. I also will be doing work with children teaching them English.

I have finalized my plans and put down the deposit that was required to secure my spot in the Love Volunteers program in Thailand. So this is something I am 100% committed to and I start December 2. I still need funding for the rest of room and board and the biggy my flight.

 I am very passionate about this issue and can't wait to make a difference!  However, there are costs involved in volunteering abroad.  Travel expenses to the destination are a large portion of the budget.  There are also fees associated with your stay that cover your cost of living while there.  In addition there are administrative fees as well as miscellanous expenses such as passport, visa, TEFL certification, vacinations, etc.  ( I have thouroughly researched and vetted the organization I am going to be involved in)

I would appreciate ANY donations you can provide.  $5 or $500 anything helps.  I would like to raise these funds quickly as I need to book my flight ASAP.

I love you all and appreciate all of the support you all have given me during my time of need.  I also thank you in advance for helping me pass on some help to others who need help as well.
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Fundraising coming to a close. Thank you everyone!
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Almost to my goal!! Only about $500 to go!!
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Update: I am all set with my humanitarian trip details. I will be in Thailand teachings kids English in a before and after school program. Thailand thrives on its tourism and learning English is an essential skill to kids who want to grow up and enter that industry instead of the darker options that await them instead.
I have been working hard on TEFL teaching certifications, fundraising, sending in my passport for updating, learning some Thai, spreading the word, making travel plans, etc.
I leave December 1. All my flights (fun fact: it will take over 26 hours to get there) and fees have been paid and I still have the miscellaneous expenses plus my room and board to pay. I am so close to my goal at almost $1400 out of $2000. Any donations would be amazing as I am paying off all these expenses by the end of this month, September. Thanks everyone!
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$1,695 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 27 months
Created August 2, 2016
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Lu & Jim Higgins
25 months ago

Good luck to you, may God keep you safe

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