Many of you already know about my first personal fundraising campaign to raise money to cover the cost of the college tutition and living expenses for Leng Sopharath, an orphan in Cambodia. She is one of 18 students being sponsored for college through The Sharing Foundation's program. (More background here)
My family has been her sponsor for over a year. Our support goes beyond just writing a check (and asking other people to write checks), but to provide emotional and moral support in the form of quarterly letters. My family and I write a letter together, include photographs and the kids make drawings for her.
Dr. Hendrie, hand delivers the letters to each student when she goes over to Cambodia to oversee the programs every quarter. She spends meets with every student, takes their photos, and collects their sponsor letters to bring back to the donors. Here is an example of last quarter's letter and photos from her to us.
So, I have a week to prepare the letter and I thought that since so many of you have helped Leng Sopharath, that you should let her know that there are lots of people wishing her success and cheering her on!
So, here's what to do BEFORE Jan. 11th:
1. Leave a comment in this post.
2. If you would like to include a picture of yourself and you have a flickr account - please include the url. I'll print it out and put it in the packet.