"What exactly are you doing," he asked, "What is your time line, what is your final goal, and what do you have now?"
I responded, "I'm moving to Haiti to teach ESL. I am looking to raise $7,000. I am leaving in July and would like to have all monies collected by the time I get on the plane..." I started. As I looked down at my feet, I was anxious about answering the final question because the number was quite low, BUT, I am thorough and had an exact number in my head. I looked up and responded, "To date, I have raised $328.85." Applause went up around the room, despite my embarrassed look.
The gentleman in the back proceeded with "we would like to help." He explained a grant opportunity with his company that could potentially donate up to $3,000. My mouth dropped, but he wasn't done. "On behalf of *inserts chapter* of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, we would like to donate $100 to your cause."
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