by Bellamy Kar, 7th grader
The Sierra School of Todos Santos (BCS) launched its second crowdfunding campaign in early November 2016 to to raise $9,000 to fund our two annual camping trips, to Cabo Pulmo National Park and to The Sierra de la Laguna State Park in November 2016 and February 2017. By American Thanksgiving, we had won! Crowfunding creates a crowd of interest, and the more people who support our online campaign, the more people want to support our effort. We had to meet our goal with ULULE (the largest European crowdfunding platform), otherwise we wouldn’t receive any pledges.
Everyone-teachers, students, community members-chipped in to send emails, reaching out to friends and family.
One evening during the campaign, we had a pizza party. We sent as many emails as possible, while eating pizza. Over that short amount of time, our goal jumped from 28% to a whopping 48% of our fundraising objective. A very special thanks to Fabrice for organizing the campaign, also to Molly Lou, Tom, Alex, Lauren, Zephyr and Margarita for bringing in funds. After lots of hard working days of outreach and hundreds of emails later, we reached our goal!
So we thank you all who donated so generously! We are happy to tell you that we had a blast in Cabo Pulmo: no-impact camping, learning about this amazing marine ecosystem restoration project, hiking, swimming with turtles, fish and more (an article is going to be published very soon)!
Dearest Believers, Thank you!
Students and teachers edited this blog since January of 2018.