We tallied all the figures from the eBay auction after it ended last night. We earned a grand total of $1400.93!! This is very good news. (There is always the possibility that some winner will not pay for their item, but we have had very good compliance on that. So hopefully this amount will hold up after all payments have been received.)
We do have some items that we did not have time to put up in the first round. We will be listing those next week, along with any item that did not sell in Round 1 and some new donations that came in after this round started. Right now we are set to go with Round 2 for the remaining items next Friday, November 26th.
So…..how are we doing on reaching our goals? Not bad!! The first goal was to pay off the loan which was used for the extraordinary expense related to this year’s KCSE exam. We needed a total of $2335 to cover the extra expense of supplies for the practical portion of the science subjects. We had already raised $1027 before the auction started. We had $1308 to go. This covers that!!!! So GOAL # 1 IS MET!!! YIPPEE!!!
We have approximately $92 of the auction money leftover to work on Goal # 2. We also received another $5 donation from a sponsor and a $15 donation from a non-sponsor! So we are $112 on our way toward the $880 that we need to cover all of our 2011 Standard 8 kids taking their KCPE exams. Just $768 to go and we will assure every single Standard 8 student that they can take their exam. This exam determines whether they can continue on to high school. We want them all to have this chance.
We still have one week to go in the iPod drawing. I have not included any money collected for tickets for the drawing. I am waiting until we have a grand total when the deadline hits. That will put a dent in the remaining $768. That plus Round 2 of the auction should cover all of Goal # 2. That is my sincere hope.
Then comes Goal # 3. This is where we attempt to tackle the enormous task of paying for the KCSE for our 2011 Form 4 kids. We expect to have 70 candidates next year. Our goal is to raise 1/2 of the money needed – with Fanuel attempting to raise the other half on his end, from parents and businesses. That particular target (our half) is $3815. That money is needed by February 1st of next year. The more we can make on the iPod tickets and the second round of the auction, the less you will have to hear from us trying to raise these dollars! 🙂