In honor of Earth day I'd like to dedicate this blog to my other fundraising method..Cell phone recycling!
Wait...did I just say cell phone recycling??
I did! I did!
Its super cool!
So let me explain.
I was googling different ways to fundraise and I found this organization (GRC recycling) that helps people and businesses raise money by recycling old cell phones. Here is how it works. You give me your old cell phones (battery has to be included but chargers are not needed). I collect at least 10 cell phones and I send them into this company (using their free postage...yea!). They look at the cell phones and determine the worth of each cell phone based on the quality and current condition of each phone. The better condition they are in, the more money they're worth (obviously..). After determining how much each cell phone is worth, they send me a check. Here's the cool part. They guarantee a minimum of $.50 for each cell phone. No matter what. On average, each cell phone will be worth about $2-4. But potentially a cell phone could be worth up to $30! Now I realize that may not be a ton of money, but it adds up! And lets be honest, what good are those old cell phones doing just sitting around your house? No good at all! Its basically a free way for you to give me money :)
AND it helps save the environment! Did you know? (warning: I'm about to get on my soap box) Cell phones are quickly becoming the number one e-waste product around! And all of these obsolete items of technology contain toxic materials that are harmful to the environment (boo!) if not disposed of properly. So what to do when trying to recycle mobile phones? Give them to me!!! And I'll make sure the cell phones are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way!
Its win for you. Win for me. Win for the environment!
And who doesn't like winning??
PS- Don't forget to enjoy the beautiful Earth that God has blessed us with today :)
"The earth is the Lord's and everything in it" Psalm 24:1a
Peace. And. Love.
Friday, April 15, 2011
And don't they look stellar?
If you want one, I bought a few extra so let me know...otherwise you'll have to wait until the end of summer when I put my second order in. :)
Today made it official. Not only do I have the pleasure of wearing my t-shirt, but I made my room deposit. I am going to New Zealand in September. If you think about it pray for my sanity the next few weeks. School is almost over and I've been experiencing a wiiiiddddeee range of emotions. Excitement. Sadness. Fear. Joy. Stress. Relief. You name it. I've experienced it (or will soon). I think mostly I'm really just ready for the next step. I'm ready to go where God leads. But sometimes it feels like someone spinning me in a circle and then leading me through a forest at night, in a rainstorm, all the while I'm blindfolded. I just have to keep reminding myself that the person leading me is...well...the creator of the universe. And he's not going to leave me alone in the wilderness. Which I'm very thankful for!
That's all for now. I have to go write a final exam.
Peace and love :)
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I am a type A personality. Shocking. I know. haha. But its true. So when I found out I needed to raise $10,000 I immediately knew I needed to have a visual representation to show my progress. Like a checklist for raising money. (Don't worry, I have a checklist of other things I need to do too). Its cheesy, but it helps me. Especially when I get to color it in. So here it is:
My thermometer :) Sorry its crooked. I don't know how to rotate it. But its hanging on my wall correctly. haha. Anyways. Its been really awesome to get support from everyone and to fill it in. Because this is now my life. This is what God is calling me to. And I'm excited about it. And I'm even more excited about how God is providing for me. So I have this thermometer on my wall to remind me of that calling. And to remind me of how God is providing.
But sometimes it gets a little overwhelming. And my friend (and co-leader in house group) reminded me not to think about the size of the amount of money I have to raise but instead think and dwell about the size of my God. So that is what the top sign is for. It says "God (the paper)" and then in the corner there is a little tiny dot and it says "$10,000 (size exaggerated)" It reminds me that no matter how big and overwhelming raising that money may seem, really its NOTHING compared to God. NOTHING. And that makes me smile. Every time I see it. Because I have an amazing God who provides for me daily. And $10,000 is nothing.