I just found out my miles will not cover my airfare. I am not sure why I am dissapointed because I am most definately not surprised. I was just hoping I would be able to cover this part of the project myself. Taking off a month of work does not worry me, it just highlights the fact that the funding part of my volunteer work is reliant upon financial help from others. On the bright side, I will not be deterred. I will reach my goal because I know people will come through for this important work.
So, I am happy to add a bit of an incentive for those considering a donation. For donations over $50, you will receive a Valerie Downs Jewelry necklace from my collection as a sign of my appreciation and thanks!