Greetings, friends, family, and supportive strangers! As you may know, I'll be spending from May 30th to July 4th studying abroad in South Africa. In particular, I'll be researching multiracial identity amongst South Africa's "coloured" population. Don't worry, that's not derogatory. It's the specific term used to refer to multiracial people in S.A. I'll be attending classes at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, and also volunteering with an organization called the Maranatha Children's Home that gives support and education to street kids who have been abused and neglected.
Anyhow, I'll be posting from South Africa to this blog, and also using it to hopefully convince YOU, my reader, to help me fund this sort of pricey endeavor. I have a very limited time to get the rest of my $3700, so every little bit counts! Aside from helping me reach my goal, there are other incentives, too!
If you donate:
$1-$1,000,000 ~ Special blog post dedicated to you, your website, your business, or whatever, no matter how much you donate.
$15 ~ A postcard from South Africa
$25 ~ A bag of small souvenirs
$50 ~ Pick your souvenir
Collect t-shirts? Mugs? Shot glasses? Let me know. It's yours.
$75 ~ DVD of interviews, excursions, etc.
$100 ~ Book of my journals from the trip
$200+ ~ Own me for a day
I'll babysit your kids, mow your lawn, grade papers for you, proofread your thesis, or whatever else you can possibly conceive. If I don't live near you, be creative. I'm yours... within reason, of course.
**NOTES: If you prefer a reward from one of the amounts lower than what you donated, let me know. We can swap. Also, anyone pledging over $50 can choose between the postcard or the souvenir grab bag in addition to the reward for their donation amount. You can also donate anywhere in between these numbers, not just these specific amounts, and receive the rewards.**