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PLEASE SPONSOR
Merle Kindred
Amount Raised
$4,625.00
Fundraising Goal $4,000.00

My Message

I hope this finds all of you in good spirits as the year draws to a close and we anticipate the challenges of 2018. As many of you are aware, I was a Cuso Int’l volunteer in Guyana from March to September of this year. My formal work was helping craft a Strategic Plan for a Guyanese youth organization. My informal involvements were birding, travel into the rainforests of the interior, and photographic studies of Georgetown’s colonial architecture and indigenous buildings in the hinterlands. Verbal and visual results are in my monthly blog at mekindred.wordpress.com.

Linking the natural world and the human-made world is critical for the health and maintenance of both. To this end, as I was preparing to leave Guyana, I drafted an assignment description entitled “Ecological and Economic Development Advisor,” which has been accepted by Cuso. (See details posted on my blog). My task will be fostering tangible development results splitting my time between Georgetown and remote areas.

International aid work requires financial support. Global Affairs Canada (GAC) provides 90% of Cuso’s funding and the remaining 10% ($1.1 million) is Cuso’s responsibility. Volunteers are also asked to commit to fundraising by securing $2,000 in donations. For this second posting, Cuso is acknowledging donations of $3,375 earlier this year for what I’m calling “Guyana 1" and asking me to raise the balance of $625 for this “Guyana 2” assignment. (I've just continued my original fundraising page, so the combined goal is $4,000.) I depart January 7th.

Here is my fundraising page link that can be pasted into your browser: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=3692458               This brings you to “Please sponsor Merle Kindred” and “Donate now” in the upper right.

Donations of $100CAD or USD or more will receive a tax receipt. If you’re donating in USD, please use the following link:                                                 http://cuso2.convio.net/site/Donation2?df_id=1481&mfc_pref=T&1481.donation=form1

Do let me know so I can double-check that Cuso assigns the sum to my sponsorship total.

We’ve recently experienced Black Friday and Cyber Monday here in North America. I’m keyboarding this on what the United Nations has named Giving Tuesday – a time for countering seasonal buying frenzy and supporting non-commercial efforts critical for balanced societies globally.

Thanks!

Merle

P.S. I’m taking used hardware back to Guyana for the birding and “beasting” work. I welcome binoculars, digital cameras, spotting scopes & tripods, and usable laptops that are gathering dust in your home. Donations need to reach me by Jan. 5th.

My Team

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Thank you to my sponsors:

A friend donated $100.00
Jan 7, 2018 8:34 PM
Henderika De Jong donated $30.00
Jan 3, 2018 3:51 PM
Merle left a message
Jan 3, 2018 8:56 AM
Thanks for the kind words and the financial support, Lori!
Lori Goldman donated $25.00
Jan 3, 2018 12:30 AM
Lori Goldman left a message
Jan 3, 2018 12:28 AM
Thank you for having a big vision and a bigger heart and changing our world to be better for all.
Shawna donated $25.00
Dec 26, 2017 1:49 PM
Richard Bevis donated $100.00
Dec 20, 2017 3:27 PM
Rodney Smith donated $100.00
Dec 19, 2017 7:29 PM
Mary Niemi donated $200.00
Dec 11, 2017 12:09 PM
Kris Wisniewski and Heidi Thornley donated $100.00
Dec 10, 2017 7:28 PM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 10, 2017 5:35 AM
Anthony C Seaman donated $70.00
Dec 9, 2017 9:25 AM
John Wilson donated $100.00
Dec 4, 2017 1:59 PM
Rebecca S donated $100.00
Dec 2, 2017 2:27 PM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 30, 2017 10:15 PM
Phil donated $100.00
Nov 30, 2017 11:24 AM
Aaro Simonson donated $100.00
Mar 23, 2017 3:15 PM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 23, 2017 12:00 AM
Shawna Pechanec donated $25.00
Mar 17, 2017 6:30 PM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 17, 2017 12:00 AM
Penticton & District MHOA donated $100.00
Mar 15, 2017 1:56 PM
Nan & Phil Millette donated $50.00
Mar 15, 2017 1:55 PM
Richard Bevis donated $100.00
Mar 7, 2017 11:35 AM
Lynn Popoff donated $100.00
Mar 6, 2017 3:17 PM
Hettie DeJong donated $25.00
Mar 6, 2017 3:17 PM
Christel Brisch donated $20.00
Mar 6, 2017 3:16 PM
Gerald Gilligan donated $100.00
Mar 6, 2017 3:16 PM
Rod Smith donated $100.00
Mar 3, 2017 3:31 PM
Dr. K.G. Roberts donated $150.00
Mar 3, 2017 3:31 PM
Gerald Buzzell donated $50.00
Mar 3, 2017 9:22 AM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 2, 2017 9:06 AM
John Wilson donated $100.00
Mar 1, 2017 10:11 PM
Chris donated $25.00
Mar 1, 2017 9:15 PM
Jim & Anthea Bryan donated $100.00
Mar 1, 2017 12:44 AM
Anthony Seaman donated $100.00
Feb 28, 2017 1:43 PM
Patty Sotirin donated $100.00
Feb 28, 2017 9:42 AM
Mary Niemi donated $100.00
Feb 27, 2017 11:17 AM
Chris Allen left a message
Feb 25, 2017 5:50 PM
Good luck Merle! You're a great citizen of the world
Chris Allen donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 25, 2017 5:48 PM
gill holland left a message
Feb 25, 2017 2:31 PM
best wished merle
A friend donated $100.00
Feb 25, 2017 2:30 PM
Shirley & Wayne Giles donated $100.00
Feb 24, 2017 8:18 PM
Vilma donated $50.00
Feb 24, 2017 3:21 PM
Martin Wicks donated $100.00
Feb 24, 2017 2:34 PM
Brenda donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 24, 2017 12:53 PM
Margaret Holm donated $100.00
Feb 24, 2017 11:43 AM
Rebecca donated $100.00
Feb 23, 2017 1:56 AM
Lindsay donated $100.00
Feb 22, 2017 12:20 PM
A friend donated $25.00
Feb 22, 2017 9:36 AM
Vanha Ystävä donated $100.00
Feb 19, 2017 10:05 PM
A friend donated $30.00
Feb 19, 2017 7:12 PM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 19, 2017 4:45 PM
Merle Kindred donated $100.00
Feb 15, 2017 2:41 PM
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