Ghana Orphanage

For as long as I can remember I've had this desire to see the world, to help people, to make a difference in some way, to make my life have meaning. To touch a life and to leave a little piece of me behind was the goal. My wish was to lump all of these together and make a volunteer trip to a part of the world that was in need. These ideas have always seemed so far away for me; a dream, a wish and nothing more. One of those things that you tell yourself you'll do "one day". One day when life slows down, when your kids are older, when you have tons of extra money laying around (as if that will ever be the case, another dream or wish that seems so far away ;-) ).

When I hit 30, I re-visited my "bucket list" (yes, I have an actual bucket list, kept in my "notes" app on my phone) with this urgency to start ticking them off and MAKING my dreams come true. Why not start with #1, Volunteer in a village in Africa. That's when my obsessive researching started. I found International Volunteer HQ and all of a sudden my dream was within reach.

I will be raising funds for the orphanage in which I will be placed for supplies and anything that they need. These needs can vary from new mosquito nets, to art supplies for the children, books, equipment, shoes, clothing, the list goes on and on.

My gratitude for any little bit of assistance is beyond measure. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

With Blessings & Gratitude,
  • Erin & Kaitlyn Bright 
    • $40 
    • 84 mos
  • Brad and Laura Howe 
    • $50 
    • 85 mos
  • m converse 
    • $50 
    • 85 mos
  • The McCadams 
    • $50 
    • 85 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 85 mos
See all


Brandi Boyd Eilert 
Morgantown, WV
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