3 days, $700 to go!
More hugs are in order for the more than 100 of you who have donated money and/or your Facebook status — words cannot express how amazing it feels to have such a strong community of people behind what I'm doing.
UPDATE: I leave on Friday (under the assumption that I will meet my goal: more on that below), so I'm currently trying to get all my last-minute travel details and carry-on luggage in order. I've also been preparing by doing a lot of research on the villages we will visit and on water issues as they relate to farming in the West Bank.
Today we had a meeting with everyone involved (the non-Northern Michiganders joined us via Google+ video chat: I highly recommend this tool over Skype!). Before the meeting, I joined some of the guys on a run just before dawn — actually, they were running, I was skiing. They ran 15 miles, starting at 7:00 am, and I just couldn't help thinking about the dedication that everyone has put into this: you all included, especially!
Putting your hard-earned dollars toward someone else's project with minimal "rewards" can be counterintuitive during these tough economic times, but I think/hope that it can be really rewarding, as well.
IN CONCLUSION: I have 3 days left to reach my goal, or I don't get any of the money. This is where I ask EVEN MORE from you... you've already donated, but have you shared it with your friends/family? Please, think about forwarding this email and/or "like" the Kickstarter page and "share" it on Facebook, so that perhaps people in your network can feel just as philanthropic and awesome as you!
Photo montage by Chelsea Bay Dennis.
pledged of $4,500 goal
seconds to go
Dec 22, 2011 - Jan 25, 2012
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Handwritten post card from Palestine.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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5x7 print of limited edition photo from Palestine (+ postcard)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Food for Thought Fair Trade Jam (+ post card + limited edition print)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Higher Grounds Fair Trade/Shade-grown/Organic Coffee (+ post card + limited edition print)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Joshua Davis CD (+ post card + limited edition print)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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75mL bottle of Higher Grounds Fair Trade & Organic Palestinian Olive Oil (+ post card + limited edition print)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Gift Basket (all of the above!): Post card, limited edition print, jam, coffee, Joshua Davis CD, olive oilEstimated delivery: May 2012