This post is dedicated to all the amazing people who have so far fundraised, donated, or otherwise supported One Home Many Hopes and our Breaking Ground campaign.
So, okay, I admit, I was a bit pissy in my last post about the campaign. What can I say? There have definitely been tough moments.
But then there are these amazing moments — like when you realize that there are people scattered around the world who are working so hard for these 32 little girls who they’ve never met. We started out this campaign with 6 people in three cities and two countries, an idea, a conference call phone number, and the need to raise $70,000. Now, we have 184 people raising money to raise a new roof and 567 people who have donated. And that doesn’t even count all the people who attended and donated OHMH events in London, Boston, New York, San Francisco and other places around the world.
And wow — how these people have rallied their networks! There are crew leaders who have recruited other team members and together have raised nearly $4,000 in two weeks. I have a Google alert set up for “One Home Many Hopes” and people I’ve never contacted nor even heard of are blogging about OHMH, the girls, and how excited they are to be a part of this effort. Thanks to the passion and dedication of these people — these strangers to me and to the girls! — we are just over halfway through the campaign and raised just over half of what’s needed.
We’re still not done! Even here in Lesotho, people are getting involved — a Maseru bake sale is being organized for this Sunday, 2-4pm. Come on out and buy some of the best baked goods that you’ll find in this town – no exaggeration. Lemon bars, pineapple upside down cake, New York style bagels, chocolate chip cookies, banoffee tarts, sugar cookies, amarula chocolate truffles, banana nut bread — and that’s only a partial list of what will be available. This is no grade school bake sale, folks; you won’t want to miss it!
So, another hearty thank you to all the One Home Many Hopes supporters out there. What you’re doing matters. Not just in the big scheme of life, but in the individual lives of 32 grateful girls.