I just signed up for Blogathon 2005.
I'm raising money for my volunteer vacation to Cartago, Costa Rica for two weeks in January-February 2006, via Cross Cultural Solutions. Since I've recently started working on my TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) certification, I hope to be placed in an orphanage or daycare center working with children in child-care and/or teaching them English.
Cross-Cultural Solutions' mission statement: "Our vision is of a world where people value cultures different from their own, and are empowered to effect positive change." Cross-Cultural Solutions is an independent non-profit organization. To keep their goals focused on empowering local communities and working towards cultural understanding, they do not seek funding from religious, corporate or government agencies. This means that like most not-for-profit organizations that run international volunteer programs, Cross-Cultural Solutions' programs are driven entirely by volunteer contributions.
I have included a FAQ to answer any questions you might have. This is phase one, next phase is the letters/emails/brochures phase. Always looking for new and ingenius fundraising ideas if anyone has any. Thanks for reading! :D