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I will be chaperoning a Global Outreach student group at Fordham Lincoln Center with Habitat for Humanities. The trip will allow myself and six other students to work daily building houses for families in Waynesburg PA from Mar 13-20, 2010.

Global Outreach is a cultural immersion and service program where Fordham students learn about various issues of social, economic, political and environmental injustice, while living a simple lifestyle that fosters communal and spiritual growth.

This project will take place during spring break: March 13-20. As the chaperone, I will travel with 7 students to Greene County, PA, stay with Habitat for Humanity and work daily at a service project by building houses for families who need homes in the town of Waynesburg. My interest in being involved in this project is two-fold:

1. Allowing me to understand the social issues and implications of rural poverty in the U.S.
2. Providing me with the opportunity to work with undergraduate students interested in social action and direct service.

I believe that through work with Global Outreach, specifically GO! Waynesburg, I can be part of something wonderful. This group bridges understanding and outreach for undergraduate students through the unique experience of helping meet individual needs while working to create a more permanent lasting change for the people of Waynesburg, PA. I sincerely want to be a part of this effort.

It is a group of 8 students including leader and myself, the chaperone. The total cost of the trip for the entire group is $3750.00, which breaks down to the cost of $59.00 a day/person. Obviously I cannot do this on my own. I need help. Our group will be fund-raising through bake sales, selling t-shirts and, of course, letter writing to friends, family and service groups. We will raise money to help with our transportation and housing expenses as well as to purchase architectural and building supplies for the Habitat for Humanity in Greene County, PA, the main site we will be working.

I believe in Global Outreach’s vision and work, which is why I am committed to raising money to help out the organization by spring break. To help me meet, and hopefully surpass, my financial goals, I am asking for your support. Please be as generous as you can and I would appreciate any donation ranging from $5 to $250. I truly appreciate any donation you can make, for every dollar counts!

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