Elli's Mission Trip to Costa Rica

$2,000 of $2,200 goal

Raised by 25 people in 14 months
Kris Poling Mulkey  MILL VALLEY, CA
Hi! My name is Elli. I'm 15 years old and a sophomore in high school.

I was adopted from China when I was 9 months old. I love my life here in California and can't imagine it being any different. My family and home life are amazing!

I know that's not the case everywhere. So it's been my dream to give back to people in another country.

My first trip will be to Costa Rica teaching kids with Cross Cultural Solutions !

I am very excited to learn about the culture in Costa Rica, meet new people, work with cute kids, and have a little fun, too!

The trip will cost about $4000 for air, hotel, and food. I've promised my parents I will raise at least half!! The deadline to raise the money is June 15th, 2017.

Thank you so much for your donation! I could not do this without your help.

XOXO
Elli
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Update 3
Posted by Kris Mulkey
2 months ago
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Hi everyone!!

Valentine's day is just about a month away so I thought I would come up with a great Valentine's present as part of my fundraising campaign.

I have two beautiful necklace designs. All made by meeee!!!

You get to choose between the XO charms or the floating heart. Each necklace is packaged in a home-made felt pouch with pink stitching (thanks, mom!)

If you order by 2/7 you'll have it in time for Valentine's day.

Thank you for your support of my adventure! I am so, so, so, so grateful.

XOXO
Elli
XO Necklace
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Update 2
Posted by Kris Mulkey
2 months ago
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Hi everyone! Thanks to all of you who have donated. So far I have raised $810 and it's only been a couple of days. I'm really surprised how much we've raised. Some of you I've never met. It's crazy how nice and generous people are.

It's been a dream of mine for a while to travel and learn. This is all very exciting!!!

Love you all,
Elli xoxo
Custom necklaces by Elli
Elli making necklaces
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Update 1
Posted by Kris Mulkey
2 months ago
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Hi everyone! It's Elli. I'm so excited about the trip to Costa Rica. I really wanted to go to Fiji last year but it didn't work out. I'm all signed up to go on the trip in June. I just need to raise $2000 so I can go! It's a lot of money so I'm hoping I can raise some of it here! In addition to babysitting, cat sitting, dog sitting and saving.
This is me hiking in Tahoe this summer!
Me and Bentley at the beach
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$2,000 of $2,200 goal

Raised by 25 people in 14 months
Created February 2, 2016
SD
$40
Sue Dee
1 month ago(Offline Donation)

Thanks for taking such good care of Abby!

AG
$30
April Geer
1 month ago
MB
$100
Margaret Barnhart
1 month ago
PS
$360
Park School Talent Show
1 month ago(Offline Donation)

Thanks Park School moms for letting me teach your Kindergarten kids for the school talent show. So fun!!

RH
$75
Renee Hall
2 months ago
KW
$30
Kelley Watson
2 months ago

So proud of you Elli!

E
$180
Elli!!!!
2 months ago(Offline Donation)

YAY! $180 from teaching kids to dance, and helping Holly get organized. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

SC
$60
Steve Cuvin
2 months ago(Offline Donation)

Good Luck, Elli!! Love the necklaces. They are perfect for Valentine's day.

E
$40
Elli
2 months ago(Offline Donation)

Babysitting $$ YAY!

JC
$100
Jordan Catapano
2 months ago

This will be such an amazing trip, Ellie!!

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