Sunday, February 22, 2015

News!

I have been on mid winter break a weak all week. Having the whole week to myself and not have to go to school everyday or do homework every night has given me the opportunity to really seriously think and plan my 20 Time Project. For anyone that doesn't know, my twenty time project is to host a carnival/raffel to raise money for Alzheimer's awareness. 

Over break I talked to my parents about the commitments and all of the work we, as a family, will do to make this carnival happen. I will be having help from friends and family so that I won't have anymore money to have to spend on workers. After thinking about it, I have realized that, obviously, the carnival will cost money. What I didn't realize is how much. I am planning on hosting the carnival at my school and I really wanted to have it outside but having it outside would mean that I would need a tent. Previously I had mentioned that I would be able to get a tent from a family friend for a good price, but now I know that even at an extremely discounted price, the tent will cost A LOT of money, which I don't have. So I had the idea to email the Alzheimer's foundation for help. Whether they can help fund the event, or have advice on how to host the carnival for low cost, I think emailing them would help a lot. Currently I am writing the email but I am hesitant on how to write it because I don't want to sound like I'm begging for money, but at the same time I need to get the message across to them how important this is to me and how I need help with the funding. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Progress

Over the past two weeks I have made some progress in deciding exactly what my plans are for the carnival. For those of you who don't know, I am hosting a carnival to raise money for Alzheimer's research. The reason j chose to raise money for Alzheimer's is because my aunt passed away 3 years ago because of it.  She had been struggling with the disease for many years and although it was sad to see her pass, I know it was better for her because she's more happy wherever she is now.  The reason I am planning my event so carefully before doing anything else is because what I am doing is very ambitious and if I want it to work out I need to make sure that I know exactly what I want. One of the most important parts of creating this carnival is getting land to do it. I really want to do the carnival af my school because I plan to have many school clubs have stands there, so it would make the most sense.  It will take a lot to be approved to hold the carnival on the school property so I want to have a clear and concise plan when I present it to my principle and the school board.

My friend also contacted me and told me that she know a complany that can cater food and provide tables and chairs and possibly a tent. She will be sending me the information soon and once I receave it I will have to quickly contact the company because with no tables or chairs the carnival will be impossible.  Next week I plan to talk to a few of my friends that are in clubs so that they can have a stand at the carnival. The student council is very big at my school so I'm sure they will want a stand and I also think that the language clubs will want to advertise there club to get more members.  There is also an interact club here that specializes in county service so I think that they will also be able to have a table at the carnival.