Here are the donation tallies as of 06-15-09 and expenses:
DONATIONS FOR THE SCAVENGER-ACTORS:
Pam M.- $200, H. C. (anonymous) -$500, Kinnelon Fundraising-$1,400 TOTAL: $2,100
Expenses: Richard’s CT scan (read below) Ren and Richard’s MD consultations, transportation,x-rays, meals: $900 as of 06-15-09
Estimated cost of Ren’s club foot surgery: $700, Therapy cost= to be determined after surgery. CURRENT TOTAL: $1,600 (excluding therapies).
CONTRIBUTION TO FINISH THE FILM:
Indie Go-Go- $236, Medith- $50, Sandell: $100- TOTAL : $386 Will pool with MOUNT HOPE PROJECT.
DONATION FOR THE MOUNT HOPE PROJECT:
Boonton, NJ/Lotus Fundraising- $980, Mike. C- $500 – TOTAL: $1,480
We have taken the medical needs as a priority. The donations for the scavenger-actors will be set aside and pooled, until we raise enough amount to make another impact. It seems that there will be a couple of hundreds left after Ren’s surgery and therapy. FOR THE MOUNT HOPE PROJECT donations, I hope use it to help finish the film so we can screen the film at a bigger venue— I feel we have a better chance of reaching our goals when the film is finished and when it is seen by many. A supporter offers to hold a fundraising party to help raise finishing funds of the film, etc… Please let us know if you want join us in our efforts in finishing this film OR IDEAS FOR OUR EFFORTS.
Taking it one step at a time for now, we hope to go through Ren’s surgery and will see how much we have left.
Example: Through our efforts, we found out that Richard’s hydrocepahalous is stable and they’re recommending special education. After some generous donations, we raised enough money to get him through CT scan, medical evals (read below) and raise enough money for Ren’s upcoming surgery (read previous posts). Sending him to school, will require a big commitment both for his family, especially that survival comes first, and will require substantial resources to provide this and make this happen. Raising the initial amount took a lot of effort from Pam, Holly etc.. and myself— As I am just learning how to do this kind of micro-philanthropy work.
My hope now is to get a wider screening and get the attention of organizations to help us in our efforts. In the meantime, THE MOUNT HOPE PROJECT is committed to help make it through that wider screening and we will continue to do our best, to make an impact and will pool the amounts raised and will continue our efforts, including shelter. As I was advice, we will take it one step at a time— go through Ren’s surgery, finish the film, do a wider screening and ask people to join our efforts.
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