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Creative Fundraising Ideas

Go latte-less with friends. 
Ask as many friends if you can if they'll give up lattes (or their special treat of choice) for just 1 week with you. Imagine if 30 of your friends gave up lattes for a week you could fund a whole class for a year!





Host a flower-potluck.
Get together with your friends in your backyard or at a lovely park. Ask each person to bring a small bouquet of flowers to share and $10 to donate to show the women of India that they're worth it! Each one can make a bouquet using the flowers brought by others so that all week she's reminded that - TOGETHER we can share worth & beauty with the world!

Fundraising Guide- the power of fundraising

By creating a fundraising page on Sister India, not only are you showing somebody they're worth it, you're giving the people you love the most a chance to experience the deep fulfillment that comes from giving. This guide should empower you with the tools you need to have the most successful fundraising page possible!1. Lead the way in giving.
Show your potential supporters that you're serious about this cause. Be the first to click that big DONATE button on your page and watch your thermometer rise!
2. Personalize your page.
Add a profile pic of yourself. Many people may not care about neglected people in India yet, but they DO care about YOU! Add your own photos, videos & text that express your PERSONAL passion for education in India. Write about why you care!
3. Send your first email.
Click the email icon on your fundraising page. A basic email that's already been written for you will pop up. You can edit it to make it your own, enter your recipients and send! If you…

What I really want

I woke up in my small apartment in Los Angeles the other day with a nostalgic feeling; it was my one-year anniversary of having moved to the big city, all on my own.  I sat on my balcony with a sense of accomplishment and reflection while I watched the morning colors fade in, reminiscing about the past year.  What I realized in that moment was that I have been given so, so much.  A beautiful place to live, in a beautiful city with a steady job and a good group of friends.  I mean, don’t get me wrong: I am not living the celebrity life by any stretch of the imagination.  I see people drive by in their shiny cars that could be sold to support a small village and it makes me get a small, perplexed lump in my throat.  But I have food to eat every day and a little to spare, which makes me one of the richest people in the world. Anyway, I was thinking about all of these things when I realized that I have everything I THINK I need… and yet I’m still not totally happy.  When I say happy, I mean…

"Self Goals" Got Ya Down?

I'm a little ashamed to admit that this pic (amongst others) are in a folder on my desktop called "self goals." And why do you think said folder is titled that way? You guessed it. Because I'm skinny and happy looking. Isn't that all we want in life?

I kid, I kid! I want a lot more out of life, but I don't mind skinny healthy and happy being on that list too. This week I'm thinking about why that matters so much to me--- namely the skinny healthy thing.

Part of it is that years ago God showed me a picture of that future me, and a deep sense of peace came over me. I knew that if I just took this health journey step by step I'd get there. I'd be her--- the girl in my vision that had confidence to speak up for the underdog because I was so deeply assured of my own worth and lovableness.

I guess the sum of it is that I realized my health matters to me because it means I'm able to live with the passion I was designed for--- and nothing less.

The …

When I forget I'm rich...

Sometimes I forget just how rich I am. I don't just mean money-rich, I mean friends-rich, love-rich, God-rich too.

I went to good old Trader Joe's and picked up all this bounty for a picnic with friends... and can I tell you the truth--- the whole time I was so stressed out that I didn't enjoy it. Cue the thought dominoes of frustration! (Here's a secret- I get frustrated that I'm frustrated.)

Really though, I could use your input on this. What makes you forget the good stuff and focus on the bad? How do you get out of that funk? I'd love to know!