Friday, November 01, 2013

M's fundraising goal: Thank you! $985 left to raise


Thank you!  We had another update from the agency and we're now at $2315 raised.  Unfortunately, part of getting our flight information yesterday is that our total amount to raise also shifted out by another $350.  The listed hosting fees ($2950) is the price to fly the kids into one of several large international airports (Newark, Chicago, Minneapolis, etc).  If we want to have them then make a connection to a closer airport we have to pay the additional cost of the connections.  The closest airport that a group of kids were coming into was 6 hours away, but there weren't enough seats on there for M to even be considered for that one.  So instead she was flying into the next closest which is Chicago--15 hours away.  There's no way we're going to Chicago to pick her up.  But even by choosing the cheapest city within a 3 hour drive for her connection, we still raised her total ticket price by an additional $350.

So we actually lost a little ground on the "amount to be raised" goal.  We have $985 to go by Dec 1.  I'm going to be brainstorming some fundraiser ideas.

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