Tuesday, March 27, 2012

RUN75

IF YOU ONLY READ ONE THING:

I AM RUNNING OVER THE NEXT 75 DAYS TO SEND KIDS TO YOUNG LIFE CAMP. PLEASE PLEDGE ME, MAYBE A $1 PER MILE, MAYBE A ONE TIME DONATION OF $20. TRACK MY RUNNING AND HELP ME GET YOUNG LIFE KIDS TO CAMP


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L-R: Allyson, Sooky, ME, Andrea, Ellen

As Young Life leaders, we want everyone to go to camp. As best friends of several girls at Rouse High School kids, I have a list of kids that I personally want to see at camp. Getting kids there is not without obstacles. A major challenge that high school kids face in regards to camp, and that leaders face right alongside them, is having the money to spend on camp.

This year, while our area director was out jogging he came up with an idea. A fundraiser. Its called RUN75. Basically there are 75 days from yesterday, Monday March 26th until High School kids from Greater Cedar Park leave to go to Frontier Ranch on June 9th. Every leader in the area has decided that we will all get sponsors who will donate some amount of money per mile that you run in the next 75 days.

Every runner will track their progress through one of the many GPS running trackers that are out there, like iPhone apps. Each week all of our mileage will be put online so that our donors can track our progress.

I am participating in this fundraiser and I need your help! The Fundraiser Run spans 75 days and ends the day our High School kids leave for summer camp. I am posting this note to ask for your support. Last year Greater Cedar Park sent almost 80 kids to three different camps and allocated almost $7,000 in scholarships for kids that couldn’t afford the camp cost. We are expecting to take over 100 kids to camp this summer and scholarship even more kids that cant afford the cost but need to hear about Jesus at camp!

We are getting creative with fundraising and trying to own more of the responsibility of fundraising on a personal level so our area doesn’t have to wear the burden alone. Many of our leaders and committee have gotten on board and will have their own sponsors! We are going to see how many miles our area can run between now and camp!

Here are the details: I have 75 days starting on Monday March 26th and ending on June 8th (the day before the high school students leave for camp) to run as many miles as I can. I am asking you to pledge an amount per mile that I run, or you can give a one-time donation if that suits you better. Every mile will be tracked by GPS on my phone and will be updated on a weekly basis by our area office. You can log onto www.yestonight.com and click on the “RUN75” tab and find my name and follow me along the way (site will go up when the race starts). I am hoping to run 100 miles at least, so please keep that in consideration when making your pledge. ALSO if you see me beginning to struggle or most likely I grow lazy, shoot me an encouraging text to get my butt in gear, or do the cool Christian thing and say a prayer for me :)

Please consider supporting me as I run for the funds that will send kids, that need to be at camp but cant afford it, to the BEST WEEK OF THEIR LIVES!! 100% of your donations will go directly to Greater Cedar Park's camping budget and all donations are tax deductible as Young Life is a 501c3 Non Profit organization. You will receive a letter with the amount you pledged and the total miles I ran at the end of the 75 days.

I am looking forward to starting this....tonight...after small group. Or maybe I will run to small group. So please keep me in your prayers and please please PLEASE pledge me!

Honestly, I hope to raise over five hundred dollars for campers. I am taking several girls on a weeklong backpacking trip through Colorado called Wilderness, and one of my girls in particular really needs the scholarship to get there. I know the Lord is totally going to provide with this.

Rouse YL leaders want to send all of Rouse Young Life to camp, and beyond that, we want to send kids that have never been to club, never been to campaigners, never heard about Jesus!

Please contact me at vhaas3@gmail.com if you are interested in more information or would like the following form so that you can make your pledge!

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