This blog is dedicated to getting us to Thessaloniki, Greece for the summer of 2013, This will not be possible without donations, so please click the "Donate" button on the right to make even the smallest contribution if you are able. We appreciate your love and support!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Sorry I haven't been able to update our fundraising project in a while! So here's where we're at. We were able to raise about $200 in the first couple weeks and then the donations stopped completely. I feel so blessed that we could raise that much money in so little time, but we're still working hard to get more :) So if you haven't read my previous posts, here's what we're doing:
We're trying to get everyone to donate only $2!
All you have to do is click on the "Donate" button on the right. It would help us out SO much!

So what's in it for you?

We're going to be taking lots of photographs in Greece, so if you donate any money to us, we will make a homemade postcard with one of the photographs and send it to you as soon as we get back to the USA.
We will also be updating our blog while we are abroad so you can follow our posts to know exactly where your money is going.

More updates...

We are trying to look at some cheaper options to travel to Greece. Studying abroad is extremely expensive so we've been looking at some volunteering options as well. So far, I have found some programs where we can help wildlife conservation and save some endangered sea turtles. I would still prefer to study abroad, but it looks as though money is going to be very tight.
On another note, we are looking for more options on how to raise money. We could do bake sales or car washes, but are there any ideas that you may have to help us raise more money?
Please leave ideas in the comments section below.

Thanks so much everyone!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Easy Thousand Project

So I wanted to explain a little somethin' to you guys. Ashley and I are raising the money for this trip COMPLETELY on our own. We have applied for scholarships and grants, however it looks as though we will need to get the money in cash or through loans. So honestly, we need your help if this is going to happen at all. So I heard about the Easy Thousand Project and thought I could give it a try with my friends, family, and even strangers reading this blog!

 So our fundraising has begun! Here is what our plan is. If everyone who reads this donates just $2, we will only need 500 people to help us out! I know what you're thinking...500 is a huge number. But that's where Facebook comes in! Ashley and I will be posting the link to this blog on our Facebook pages and all we ask is that you do the same! By posting our blog to your wall, we can get as many readers as possible and hopefully, 500 of them will be able to donate only $2. I mean, think about it! I spend $2 a day on dumb things like bottled iced tea and fast food. It's not much money, but that's what it will take to send us on the trip of a lifetime: lots of people supporting us in what we are doing. So here's the cool part for you guys. If you help us out and give us just those $2, we are going to send you a homemade post card with a photo we took in Greece. We're going to put them together as soon as we get back from our trip. Along with that, you will be able to follow this exact blog and we will update it while we are in Greece! That way, you will see exactly what your money is doing for us.

 I can't even describe how much we want to go on this trip. We have never been outside of the United States but it's my dream to see as much of the world as possible. Please help us with this. We love you all! Remember to post this to your Facebook and just click the donate button on the right to make your $2 donation.