So my friend Pamela is headed to Kenya with Beckah Shea Ministries leaving August 1st and it’s her first “out of the Country” trip. I am excited for her as well waiting with anticipation to see how this trip not only changes her but reaches so many Young Lives.
Pamela’s trips is for the kids of Kenya and she had three (3) weeks to “get it all together.” See Pamela was a last minute add so she had to acquire all her shots, get coverage for her employment while gone for ten (10) days and raise $3800 for this trip. Pamela came to me for planning a spaghetti dinner, auction and raffle … it was a success raising over half of her funds needed!
Anytime I have planned or worked events in my entire Event/Festival/Wedding career there are always those last minute things that pop up and this was no exception. MAJOR KUDO’S go out to Mac & Marc of Winn-Dixie Dunedin as “my local Publix,” day before the event backed out of the Manager’s commitment (it’s all good as biz is biz and friendships are friendships) but this allowed me the opportunity to find a new contact. THANK YOU WINN-DIXIE DUNEDIN!
Thus the reason for this quick “blog” as we wanted to publically thank the following Donors, Sponsors and Contributors to this last minute event. Please be sure to frequent these wonderful Companies/Businesses in your area as they really are “For the Public” and help simple people like me and Pamela with Only Two Weeks Notice!
Chick-Fil-A Tampa Bay (Heck All Chick-Fil-A’s ROCK!)
The Palm Tampa
GrillSmith Countryside Mall/Jamie
Countryside Christian Center
The Nielsen Company
Village Inn Pies Clearwater
Lowry Park Zoo
Bath and Body Works
Bed, Bath an Beyond
Lia Sophia Jewelry
Target Clearwater Mall
Ross Stores Palm Harbor
Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach
Thirty-One (Nanette Pluhar)
Tampa Bay Buccaneeers
All Pro Dad/Tony Dungy
o2b Fun Events
Safety Harbor Rigsby Recreational Center
Babe an Marilyn Anciti
Nielsen Girls: Belinda Nichol; Paula and Nancy Coiro
We will update you on the Kenya trip upon Pamela’s return, until then keep it REAL … Real FUN that is! 🙂 Brenda