Ok, so I know I said I was going to recap this past weekend’s backpacking trip and I’ll get there…just not today!
If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you likely remember that I went to Haiti last January with Mission 29.2, a non-profit that organizes 29.2 mile running races in developing countries as a means to raise money for the local education system. The experience was unbelievable and I was so excited to return for the January, 2014 trip.
But, unfortunately, life happens and I’m not going to be able to make this next visit.
As I already told y’all, I have some elaborate weddings coming up in 2014, including Bali, Steamboat, and my newly-engaged sister’s wedding in Hawaii. As much as I would love to travel to all of the weddings plus Haiti, it just isn’t in the budget, you know? I know Haiti will be there for me next year, but it still really hurt to make the decision. Big kid problems and such.
However, it does mean that Mission 29.2 has some available spots for this year’s trip! Basically, it costs each participant $650 + airfare for the entire week. Additionally, you are asked to fundraise some money that will then be donated to Institution Univers, a local private school that also feeds and houses the volunteers for the week. It is a fantastic school and it is so cool to actually see where your hard-earned donations are actually going. If you’re curious or interested in participating in the trip, shoot me a comment or an email and I’ll get you hooked up with the appropriate people.
You know you want to!
Back when I was actively fundraising for the Haiti trip, I had communicated with my generous contact at Road Runner Sports about helping me out with a donation of shoes or dollars. In addition to all of that good stuff, she gave me a $100 gift card to Road Runner to raffle off to people that donated to my Haiti fund. Well, obviously, I don’t have a Haiti fund anymore, but the RR Sports peeps were kind enough to let me giveaway the gift card anyway!
Want to win the $100 gift card to Road Runner? Check out the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway closes on Monday, November 4, and I will track down the winner afterwards. Good luck!