So... I run a non-profit organization, mostly from my home office, with a lot of help from a wonderful, competent staff of 2 plus a consultant. We all pretty much work remotely. It works with independent, self directed and motivated staff. (Let's us all have lives too).
In March, my Board of Directors decided (with my utmost support) that we should start a campership program to send low-income children from Southern California and Hawaii to summer camp.
We set a goal of raising $25,000 to send 100 kids to camp.
As of yesterday we had raised about $14,000, mostly from individuals and very generous board members.
Well... today... I got the word that a grant that I wrote was approved and we are going to recieve $20,000. WOW!!!
I am THRILLED!
We will help 100 low-income children go to summer camp this summer! We will get to help positively shape the future of 100 lives... today my hard work is worth it! (AND we can seed next year's fundraising efforts to send even more kids to camp).
Today I know that 100 children will get the opportunity to enjoy the authenticy of childhood- preserve the right of passage- they will get to go to camp!
I am in the clouds, energized to keep going... motivated!!!
I am going to toast to this!
I am so thankful for all of the individuals who gave generously and the foundation who validated the camp experience as worthwhile and necessary for 100 more children this summer.
Off to pop the cork!
Happy Friday the 13th.