Shanga's Service Volunteer Trip

Hi.  I want to share with you some exciting news.  I've made a commitment to Global Leadership Adventures to participate in a three week service volunteer program.  Here is the link for the program I'll be participating in:

There are a few reasons for my trip. First, since I've been raised in a first world coutry with many privledges I feel inspired to do my part to help others.  I feel it's also an opportunity to grow and hopefully this experience will help me in my quest to figure out what I want to do after highschool.  To go along with my first reason; I have an un-balanced sense of reality because where I live, everyone is so fortunate and kids don't need to work for what they want; they just get everything handed to them. This sounds good, but growing up with no hardship is, I believe, unhealthy and I want to learn how to do things for myself. 

Through this non-profit organization I  will have the opportunity to volunteer at a children's orphanage, help refurbish the facilities at a women's shelter and work a few days helping to feed, clean and bathe elephants along side a mahout in an elephant sanctuary.

The cost of this program plus airfare costs approximately $7000.  I have a goal of earning  $300 per month between January 1st and June 1st through babysitting, dog walking and other creative ideas .  This will total $1500 .   My mom is going to match my $1500 and the program granted me a needs based scholarship of $1600  so I still need to raise $2400 which is why I'm on this crowdfunding site.  I hope you can help me get to Thailand so together we can bring relief  and good will to those in need.

Every little bit helps so whether you can afford $1 or $100 it will mean a lot to me and help me get another step closer to this opportunity.  I will send a personal emailed thank you to everyone that contributes.  I also am happy to thank you with a token of my gratitude.  

3 levels of appreciation are:

$1- $50- Receive an emailed version of a hand drawn (by me) picture with an inspirational quote.  I can mail you a hardcopy to if you like...just email me your mailing address

$51-$250- Receive a Cheer O' Gram for yourself or have it sent to someone else.  I can tailor it to your need.  Thank you, Birthday, Congratulations, Get Well Quick, Happy Anniversary...etc.  I will send it to you by an emailed video.  Let me know if there is a certain date you want it sent on.

$251 and UP - Receive a personally choreographed dance to a song of your choice.  I will send it to you by video.  Please allow 10 days to receive the emailed video.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time and consideration.  

** If you would like to help but cant afford to donate then please share this with friends and family to help me raise the balance of funds neccessary to go.
  • Rita Cerilli 
    • $20 
    • 72 mos
  • Barbara Leon 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 72 mos
  • Lynda Rosko 
    • $25 (Offline)
    • 72 mos
  • Danielle Pulliam 
    • $75 
    • 72 mos
  • Kathryn Valentin 
    • $25 
    • 72 mos
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Shanga Juckas 
Novato, CA
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