Dear Supporters of the Suwali Fund,
Here are the facts for the week:
Suwali Fund Fundraising Total: $1012.44.
We had an incredibly generous donor this week who donated $500.00.
What a wonderful week we have had!
This week Lynette Kelly visited Parijat Academy for the seventh time. She runs her organisation “Friends of Parijat” from Adelaide, Australia. Her organisation has done so much for Parijat, and she is the brains behind many fundraising programs that have become crucial to Parijat’s continued growth and excellence.
She and her husband had been considering donating money to build a new girls’ dormitory for quite awhile, and this year she has decided to do it! When she learned of my project, and came to India and spoke with me, she agreed to work with me to make this new girls’ dormitory a reality as quickly as possible!
Lynette brought her friend, Kathryn Brice, who also works at the University of Adelaide and Kath has also agreed to donate to our cause!
Together, their money will be able to build the entire first level, and so I only need focus on fundraising for the next level and the top! I am so happy.
Lynette also has a ton of experience in fundraising, and she has been sharing advice with me all week. She has held several incredibly successful fundraising events, and I think I would like to host a Suwali Fund Event in Charlottesville when I am back in the USA. Basically, it is a fun event, such as a dinner party or picnic or something that I sell tickets for ahead of time and the money from ticket sales goes to The Suwali Fund.
Any ideas for a Suwali Fund Event? If anyone has connections to local Charlottesville restaurants, caterers, or artisans, please let me know!
Lynette really is incredible. Such a kind giving person. And Cath too is so generous and kind. It has been so much fun to have them here this week and I will be sad to see them leave Friday!
Thank you all for keeping up with The Suwali Fund!!
Have a week full of beauty and happiness and light.
Welcome to The Suwali Fund blog. This page will be updated with the latest construction and fundraising news every Wednesday. This page will also feature the girl's stories, hopes, and dreams so that Suwali Fund advocates can get to know the girls they are helping.