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.