Sunday, March 22, 2015

Emails

After talking to my teacher about emailing the Alzheimer's Association, he brought to my attention that emailing them first with what little information I have would probably not be the best idea. It would be so easy for them to turn me down because I am lacking important information such as a date, place, and more detailed plans. Instead my teacher recommended that I emailed one of the teachers at my school that handles student activities to find a definite date that I can hold the carnival and a make sure that the parking lot is open. I have started to write the email and my first draft was not so good so I am currently looking back over it to make sure that I do not sound too demanding when I ask the teacher to help me plan my carnival.
The one problem I am having to face is that I was hoping to host the carnival before school gets out so around late May but that is also around the same time as our schools Prom therefore the school will be pretty busy.  This worries me because anything earlier than that I won't be ready to host it yet but anything later then it gets busier especially with graduation around the corner as well.  I also have been very busy lately with working and playing a sport and trying to find time to work on this project.  I almost never have time to work on it because I'm either at school, at practice, working, or doing homework which puts me way behind where I should be if I want this carnival to happen.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Finances

During the past few weeks, I have been planning my carnival; looking for tents, tables, chairs, and various carnival games.  After looking around and calculating all of the prices I have come to realize how expensive it will be to put this carnival on. My parents have offered to pay for it but it is a lot of money to put this on. To solve this problem I have decided to email the Alzhirmer's Association to see if they have any suggestions or could possibly help fund the carnival.

As I have been looking at their website, I saw that they put on walks for Alzhirmer's and I thought that maybe they could give the necessary equipment to put on a walk. If my carnival doesn't work out, I need to decide if it will or won't soon because of I keep waiting then I'll loose my chance of starting my second project.  At the same time though, I want this project to work so bad because it's such an important issue to me and I feel like I have taken on this responsibility to tell my community about the importance of citing this disease, and if I don't get this to work I feel like I not only let myself down but I also let down the Alzhirmer's community. Therefore, the response to my email that I'm sending is very important because it baciscally decideds whether or not I can go through with this carnival.