Volunteering in Ghana Orphanage

$5,634 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 110 people in 22 months
Lindsay Fireball Cooper  SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Hi, I'm Lindsay. Or Coop. Or Fireball. 

Or that girl you sat next to in 7th grade English. Or the girl who couldn't stop laughing in your improv class. Or the girl who occasionally pops up on your Facebook wall. Or I am your friends' daughter, your family member, your friend. Or perhaps you don't know me at all.

However you ended up on this page, I am writing to you personally asking for help.

For the past couple of months, I've been wrestling with a desire to find meaning in my daily life. I am so thankful for my life here in San Francisco and wanted to find a way to show thanks and appreciation for the good things that have come my way.Thanks to a chance meeting in a chocolate museum in Cusco, Peru, I met a volunteer who was working with IVHQ.com . She was over the moon with the company, citing how incredible her experience has been, how rewarding the work. I took this information and stored it in my back pocket until now.

Last week I accepted a position to volunteer with International Volunteers HQ  - in Ghana, Africa. For 6 weeks starting July 1st, 2015, I will have the opportunity to work in an orphanage, taking care of and simply offering love and affection towards children who need it. 

I can't put into words how passionately awakened I feel to partake in this journey and I hope you can take a moment of your day, right now, to help me do the best job I can possibly do.

I am going to shamelessly ask you for money. Money to help me get there. Money for toys, books, medical supplies. Money that can really make a difference in these children's lives. Even a little bit can make a huge impact. I will be able to outline where and how this money is going to be dispersed as I continue a partnership with this organization. Please look out for updates.

So please, donate to this cause and help me bring some smiles into the world. It'll feel good, I can promise you that.

Love,
Lindsay 

Ps If you could share this with your network, I would be eternally grateful.
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Update 3
Posted by Lindsay Fireball Cooper
22 months ago
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We did it!!

Thank to every single one of you, we were able to reach the goal of $5000 in less than two weeks. There are no adequate words to describe how grateful I am to each and every one of you who contributed to this cause. I have extended my goal to 6k because every extra dollar contributed is another meal for many children.

Since I do not want to fill your inbox, I will send only one more email blast with a link for you to be able to follow my adventures in Ghana.

So keep a look out for that email soon. Thanks again!!

Cheers,
Lindsay

YAY!!!!
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Update 2
Posted by Lindsay Fireball Cooper
22 months ago
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Wow. I can't believe it. In just under 2 weeks, we are $500 from my goal of $5000 (including checks sent to me in the mail). I am so grateful to every single one of you who took the time to donate.

I wanted to share an infographic with you all to show the importance of your contribution. You are helping make a huge difference in the lives of these children. I am honored to deliver your gift personally.

Thank you so much.
Lindsay
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Posted by Lindsay Fireball Cooper
22 months ago
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Humbled.

That is my word of the day.

I woke up this morning to over 40% of the goal achieved in just over one day.

There are really no adequate words to describe how thankful I am to everyone who has contributed, shared, reposted and talked about this cause.

It’s really easy to read over something, think about contributing, get distracted by another tab on your computer and move on.

Thank you for taking a moment and stopping on this page. Thank you for donating. Thank you for the kind words.

Thank you.

Love,
Lindsay.





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$5,634 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 110 people in 22 months
Created May 11, 2015
Lindsay Fireball Cooper  
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Anonymous
20 months ago
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Mike Swisher
21 months ago

So excited (and jealous) that you're about to take this amazing adventure! These kids will have no idea what to make of you, but their lives will undoubtedly be better after getting to spend the next 2 months with you :)

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Roger Bogsted
21 months ago
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22 months ago
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Pamela Wilson
22 months ago
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22 months ago
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22 months ago
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Meryl Schmitz
22 months ago

Love you!

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22 months ago
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