Monday, May 23, 2011

Fundraising info

Tuesday, May17th

Today I mainly focused on just trying to get more information about nonprofit fundraising, but I'm not having that great of luck.  I just want to get more info for my mentor meeting tomorrow.

Money problems

Monday, May 16th

So, the people that said they were doing the fundraiser for me seem to be having some problems with it.  It is as if nobody who tells them that they will donate will donate.  This is extremely frustrating.  I really need all of the money in no more than a week!!!!  I hope everyone can get it done in time.


Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th

Well crossroads got back to me and it looks like I will be funding a trip for their preteen promise! I am extremely excited about this especially since Deirdre said that I might get to go on the trip with them and meet all of the girls.  I think that would be an amazing opportunity. I can't wait!

Getting more kids to help!

Friday. May 13th

Well, today is Friday the 13th, but I seem to be having good luck instead of bad luck.  Mrs. Apice sold the cupcakes for me.  I was also able to get like 4 or 5 more students to do the fundraiser so that will bring in some more money.  I e-mailed crossroads about my fundraising efforts so hopefully they will get back to me soon.

Of course!

Thursday, May 12th

Ofcourse, my priest just got back to me today. . . . it's a little late though.
I'm not sure what I'm going to say to him. . . . I might just end up doing the diaper drive there still, it just won't be in time for my project presentation.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mentor Meeting

Wednesday, May 11th

This morning I had my mentor meeting with Mr. Campbell.  We discussed what I have been doing so far.  I brought up the idea about asking future NHS kids to fundraise and I think that will help me distribute these 25 scratchcards.
I'm about to e-mail the people from crossroads and tell them about my fundraising efforts and have them give me a wishlist of what they need/want for their programs.
Oh, and myp riest still has not gotten back to me :/


Tuesday, May 10th

So I started handing out the scratch card fundraisers to people in NHS. Hopefully they will be able to raise $100 each within 2 weeks or so. . .
After school I checked with Mrs. Apice how many orders for cupcakes she got was and it was around 15 and I got around 25 so on Thursday we are going to bake 4 dozen cupcakes to be handed out Friday.  That will bring in about another $80 or more.  With that, the total amount of money raised from cupcakes is going to be over $350!!!
Monday, May 9th

So after all those trials and tribulations with the scratchcards being sent to the wrong address and such, they finally arrived tonight.  They look pretty good and I'm excited to finally get this part of my project rolling. I also e-mailed my priest again so hopefully he will get back to me soon.  If not then I might have to call him if I can get his number or I will just give up on that aspect of my project.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 8th

It just hit me! My project presentation is in less than 3 weeks!!!!!! ahhhhhhh. . . . I still have so much to do though :./

I really need to start working on my powerpoint, but it seems so difficult to just start it, especially since I don't have much time at home because of everything that is going on.

Minor difficulties

Saturday, May 7th

Today I went sky diving!!!! With all that excitement I didn't really work on much for my project.  I'm currently trying to sort out the shipment of my scratch cards though.  The company sent them to the wrong address.  Oh, and Father Z. hasn't e-mailed me back which kinda makes me mad.  I need to call him, but I don't have his number :/
Friday, May 6th

Well, the last of the cupcakes were sold!!! Today and monday we are taking orders for cupcakes for thursday or friday.  I want to reach at least $300 total for this whole cupcake thing.  I think I can do it. Wish me luck!!!!

Cupcake sale!

Thursday, May 5th

Today after school was the cupcake sale. . . It was crazy! I was out there by myself and the cupcakes were selling like crasy.  As soon as someone saw their friend with one, then they wanted one.  Within no more than 20 minutes over 100 cupcakes were gone and only about 30 were left.  Since there weren't any kids really in the hallways anymore I packed up and counted the money.  The amount I had raised was $223 which included a few donations.  Tomorrow Mrs. Apice is going to sell the remaining cupcakes in her classes which should bring in around another $60.

Cupcakes are coming. . . .

Wednesday, May 4th

This morning I made sure I had all 86 cupcakes with me and I went and gave them to Mrs. Apice.  She and her students will be icing and decorating them for me.  I also put up all of the flyers around the school during 3rd period.  It took a while but it was worth it.  Throughout the day I could hear people commenting on the cupcake sale and they sounded pretty excited about it which got me even more excited. . . Tomorrow the cupcakes will be getting sold!

First period I finally met up with Mr. Campbell for our way past due meeting.  We just discussed some things and the apprentice at our school might possibly help me out with fundraising.

Busy, Busy, Busy

Tuesday, May 3rd

So yesterday after school I actually got quite a bit done.  I was pretty proud of myself, in fact.  The main things I did were ordering the scratcher cards and I emailed my prist about the diaper drive. 

Today I made up flyers for the cupcake sale and photocopied them. Tomorrow morning I'm going to go around the school and hang them up. Also, In preparation for the cupcake sale I baked over 80 cupcakes! Let's just say the kitchen wasa complete mess and I had to clean it all up.  Figuring out a way to transport the cupcakes wasa bit difficult as well, but I justput them in bags since they were icing them at school.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Cupcake sale

Monday, May 2nd

Today Mrs. Apice found me in study hall again.  Basically her supervisor told her that I should just be the one involved with making the signs and everything like that.  Also, she wants me to go talk to the lunch ladies and see if we can purchase these containers for the sale. 
I'm either just going to make flyers at my house or I'm going to do a couple big posters with the help of my friend who is in graphics.  First, i need to decide what day after school to sell these cupcakes.

Regrets. . .

Saturday, April 30th and May 1st

So this weekend all I could think about was how I am really wishing I hadn't chosen this wise project.  It's too late now though :/  I've lost all interest in it .  I really don't knowwhat to do now.  Hopefully, everything will just be over soon.


Friday, April 29th

Today in school was pointless. Noone was here and aI didn't want to be here!  I';m so done with school. I'm so done with everything. . .  I can't wait until everything is done with.

Mrs. Sardo said I needed to go see my mentor, Mr. Campbell about setting up a date for a mentor meeting.  I feel extremely bad that we haven't had one in ages.  It seems like there is never a time for one :/  I really need to have one soon though.


Thursday, April 28th

Today I just cleaned all day again! :/ It was pretty boring.  The realtor is coming tomorrow to take a look at our house so it was pertinent that I assisted my mom with getting the house ready.  No progress was made with my project.


Wednesday, April 27th

Today my sister left this morning.  Later in the afternoon my boyfriend and I decided to go on a picnic.  We went to a lake, had a cute little picnic, and went on a mini hike.  Overall, the day was quite enjoyable :)

Last Day with my sister

Tuesday, April 26th

Today is the last day my sister is here and she is leaving tomorrow morning.  Therefore, I made sure I soent the day with her. We went shopping and as a family we all went to go play minigolf in the afternoon. We all really enjoyed the day.


Monday, April 25th

Yesterday was my birthday!!!! Yay! I'm finally 18!!!!
I got some pretty good gifts, but the best one was skydiving.  Some time soon my dad is taking me skydiving :)
also, this means that hopefully the crossroads people will finally work with me again.

Spring Break!

Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday April 24th

For easter we had some friends come from virginia and spend the weekend with us.  We all had agreat time!  I've been busy entertaining so I didn't have any time to work on anything for WISE.

Spring Break!

Friday, April 22nd

Spring Break started today!  One of my birthday surprises/ presents was my sister coming home! I was so shocked when my mom told me to close my eyes and all of a sudden my sister came out of nowhere and jumped on my lap! this was a good beginning to a great spring break and birthday weekend.

Senior skip day

Thursday, April 21st

Today was supposedly senior skip day so I didn't go to school. I've been so stressed out that I decided to take this day to just relax and enjoy myself. It worked!

Senior Trip

Monday, April 18th
Tuesday, April 19th
Wednesday, April 20th

Senior trip was going on during these days. . . .


Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th

Well this weekend was jammed pack with house stuff. We are trying to sell our house before we move to arkansas so all I did was clean house, reorganize things, and get rid of junk.  I had no time whatsoever to work on anyhting else really.


Friday, April 15th

Okay, so i'm still really upset about the whole crossroads thing because I don't turn 18 until the 24th.  This means I can't do anything with them for at least another week.  This is a huge disappointment and set back.  I just don't know what to do right now.


Thursday, April 14th

Alright, so I finally heard back from one of the crossroads people.  He basically said that they can't do anything with me until I turn 18.  That just pisses me off because it seems like they just waited forever to tell me this. I could have been focusing on something else with them! ugh!


Wednesday, April 13th

Today Mrs. Apice found me in my study hall.  She said she got the fundraiser approved! Her class is going to be making cupcakes and selling them.  The proceeds with go towards my overall fundraising! Finally, some more progress is being made!


Tuesday, April 12th 2011

Today I got to register for housing for UA! I'm so excited. I found out who my roommate was and everything.  As for my project, I didn't do anything with it.

Overwhelmed and frustrated

Monday, April 11th 2011

At this moment in time i am just extremely overwhelmed and frustrated with everything going on around me.  Between this project, other school stuff, and college stuff I just feel like nothing is progressing and I will be stuck in school forever.