Hi everyone I have finally reached my goal of $10,000! I am so excited that this is finally happening. I just want to thanks everyone for their support and donations. I will be building my playground soon, and keep you all updated.
Hi, My name is Julia Calaway and I am in the eighth grade. I have been working for two years to raise money, all from small donations, to build playgrounds.
My nonprofit, Julia Builds a Playground, will build play sets and play grounds for under privledged schools and neighborhoods. Right now I am working on my very first project! I am raising money to build a playground for a small school in Lapa Rios, Costa Rica.
The school, the Carbonera School, recieves help from an eco lodge that is located near them. On the website of the Lapa Rios Eco Lodge they posted a wish list that the children attending the Carbonera School wrote , and on that list was a playground. When I saw the wish list I realized that I wanted to give them the playground, thus starting Julia Builds a Playground.
My nonprofit started out as an idea, but has grown much bigger. I am officially a non profit in the State of Texas and I have sent in my paper work to the IRS get my 5013c status which allow anyone who donates to my nonprofit receive tax exemptions. I am excited to get to work planning events and doing small bake sales to raise money. I started this charity because I have been blessed with a great life and I want to give back as much as I can. I believe that every child should be able to walk down the street or walk out of their schools and run for the playground, excited for recess! I want to give those children the opportunity to see how high they can go on the swings, or have competitions racing down the slides. If supporting Julia Builds a Playground gives these kids this opportunity, why not donate?
If you have any questions about anything feel free to email me at email@example.com or post a comment on my website! I also have paypal, but we are having trouble with it right now. It should be put back up soon, than donations can be made online.
1/7/11- Second Lemonade Stand- We raised about $230
1/23/11- Babysitting - $6
3/7/11- Urban Market- $400
8/15/11- Lemonade Stand-$20 376
Pay Pal donors- $28.53
10/21/12- Bake Sale- $240
April 28, 2013- $900
Our current total: $9,447.53