I'll open my letter by giving a brief summary of what has been going on in my life since graduating from high school. I am currently finishing my sophomore year at the University of Florida and cant believe how quickly the time is passing! My major is Pre-Nursing with a 3.89 GPA and this past fall I became a member Kappa Delta Sorority and joined the UF Equestrian Team.
This summer I am going on an international volunteer trip to Arusha, Tanzania and I will be volunteering in an orphanage for two weeks during the month of June. Earlier this year I watched a video about the poverty and hardships that so many children are faced with due to circumstances they have no control over, so I made the decision to start researching different companies that provide programs for people interested in international volunteer work. A few years ago my father had the opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime to Tanzania and ever since then I have been interested in that beautiful country. When I found a program that has a location in Tanzania I knew that it was meant to be. I believe that I can make a difference while volunteering, as well as learn so much about a completely new culture.
I am so excited for this amazing opportunity and I am determined to make it happen. I am sharing this with you is because I would like to share this news with you as well as ask for a small favor. As you can probably imagine, this trip (although reasonably priced) is not cheap and it would mean more than you can imagine if you could send a small donation my way. I have learned through life that everything, no matter how small, counts and can make a difference, one of the reasons I want to make this trip in the first place. Of course I completely understand if you choose not to donate! I would also greatly appreciate it if you could forward this message to anyone you think that might be interested in my trip. Please feel free to ask me any questions you might have! If I have kept your attention this long, thank you for reading. I look forward to hearing from you!
Asante! (Thank you in Swahili)
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