Trust me when I tell you that it is a bit of a personal stretch to write this post. I'm not one to self-promote, but I'm going to put myself out there in the hope of helping others. If you recall, my friend Kim and I are going to Bangladesh for a month next summer to help teach in a Speech Therapy program. The program is only four years old and at this point it relies on foreign volunteers to teach the courses. Kim and I are both Speech-Language Pathologists and we are offering our collective wealth of expertise to help train some of the first Speech Therapists in Bangladesh and to supervise student placements.
Plans are progressing, but one of the things we urgently need to do is raise the money. We need enough for airfare, for accomodation, and for teaching materials. I have pondered and pondered how best to raise the funds and what I could do to contribute. I have received a lot of positive comments about the photos on my blog and so I thought that maybe, just maybe, some of you would be interested in purchasing a photo or two.
Since this is a fund-raiser, I'd like to tell you exactly what it will cost me to print and post the photos. Anything you contribute above and beyond my costs will go directly to the trip.
My costs are (in Canadian dollars) $6.00 for Canadian orders, $12 for international orders:
With a donation, say, of $5 per photograph, the cost to you will be (in Canadian dollars):
- $3 for printing an 8 x 10 photo
- $3 for shipping to anywhere in Canada
- $9 for shipping to everywhere else
- $11 for Canadian orders ($6 costs + $5 donation). Please add $3 for each additional photograph.
- $17 for international orders ($12 costs + $5 donation). Please add $3 for each additional photograph.
I have selected the photos below as ones that I thought you might be interested in purchasing. If you would prefer any other photo I have taken just let me know and I will print that one instead. I have sized the photos so they are all 8x10 inches. I had them printed to ensure that they reproduce well as good-quality photographs. The ones I selected are some of my personal favourites or they are ones that some of my blogging friends have said that they like. Any of the photos can be printed in full colour, in black-and-white, or in sepia tones.
I still haven't worked out the payment details. The simplest way for my to process payment will be a money order in Canadian Dollars sent to the address I will supply when you email your order. If enough of my blogging friends request it I could set up an Etsy store or try and put Paypal on my blog. Any thoughts?
My thanks to all of you who encouraged me to go out on a limb like this and I'll say ahead of time that I really appreciate whatever support you can give.
To order a photograph, please send an email, quoting the photograph's number, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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