Lately, I’ve had a real need to get out of this city, and just go somewhere for a month or so. Also, a lot of things are just weighing heavily on me, and I just need to do something fulfilling, you know? Well, now I might be able to do both.
A good friend of mine recently returned from Tanzania. She went through the group Global Service Corps, and had an amazing time.
So now, I’m seriously considering taking a semester off of school and going for a month. Now, my friend seemed to think this organization was fabulous and recommended it, but has anyone had any personal experiences with other groups?
Also, I’m going to need to raise some funds for this. My parents are quite excited that I’m doing this - actually, scratch that. My mother is thrilled, my father is worried that I’ll fall too far behind in school. Or get killed. Possibly in that order. But mummy dear did manage to convince him that this will be an amaxing experience for me, so they are very generously offering to pay the program fees. Which still leaves me with airfare from Vancouver to Tanzania to cover.
Are there any ways for a twenty-something girl to raise some money? All the things we did in school for fundraising - bottles drives, bake sales, etc. - need far more people and raise far less money than I need. I’ve got enough sexy friends who own bikinis to set up a bikini carwash, and I certainly plan on slipping this into every conversation I have with tables at work and hope for some extra tips, but I’m wondering what more I can do. Oh, and naked calendar has already been suggested and rejected. Though if anyone wants to scrape together a couple thousand bucks for photographs of me in the alltogether, I’d be tempted.