Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Thank you for all your support so far! And am extremely happy to report that between contributions from my friends through my Facebook group called $2 for Elizabeth and Paraguay, my extra work hours, and the extremely wonderful contributions I have received in the mail thus far, the amount raised as of today, Wednesday March 25th, 2009 is $547! Thank you so much! If this great success rate continues I will be able to reach my goal of $4400 in no time.
People have been really receptive and excited for me and my experience this summer so I want to thank everyone for that. Especially my friends at school who will hand me $2 without me even asking for it, and to everyone who has mailed in checks, I appreciate it so much.
In addition to the fundraising efforts I have applied for two grants through Boston College, one through the Film Studies department and one called an Advanced Study Grant. I am waiting to hear if these grants will work out (I should hear by mid-April). These grants would also be an extreme help! I have already been awarded the Film Studies grant for $1000 (called the Jacques Salmanowitz Documentary grant) which would involve making a short documentary while in Paraguay, but I can't accept it unless my documentary proposal is approved by AMIGOS, Plan Paraguay, and the host community, so fingers crossed!
Thanks for everything,
Posted by Elizabeth Muller at 6:21 PM