Thank you for your assistance, donations, and involvement with ETB's projects in Thailand and fundraising efforts each year.
In September, we held our annual fundraising events in Ashland, Oregon, and are very pleased with the results.
Our goal was to raise $18,000 this year to cover basic project costs, to maintain our current student sponsorship levels and to fund other projects for the year ahead.
We are close to reaching this goal: We raised $14,887.81! Eyes to Burma is fortunate to have such a generous group of supporters in the Rogue Valley and beyond.
We would like to include a special thank you to Elsa and David who renewed their support in June with a significant donation as well as to Trinity Episcopal's Outreach Committee for their continued assistance.
Also, we were assisted in our efforts this year by Ride High Foundation and Dubbelju Motorcycle Rentals in San Francisco with whom ETB collaborated in fundraising.
In addition to these donations to fund ETB's basic costs, one supporter donated enough for a new (used) truck that Fred will buy for the community. Thank you, Mitzi!
And in August, Aussie Friends of Eyes to Burma donated additional funds to add four students to our sponsorship project, bringing our total number of education sponsorships to 24 students.
Last week, we learned that a group of students from Western Washington University's Institute for Village Studies held a benefit concert in order to raise funds for ETB's work with the community after they were inspired by meeting Fred and seeing ETB's projects in person.
We are creating a donor appreciation page, listing donors by first name and country, on our website. For donors who prefer to remain anonymous, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
Finally, we thank Jeff Pevar, Inger Nova Jorgensen, and the LOVEBITE musicians who gave Ashland supporters an incredible performance. Your music brought us together and inspired us. Much gratitude goes to Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship as well for choosing ETB as your Third Sunday offering recipient and welcoming Fred and Kara to share news about ETB's projects with the Ashland community.