Miss Matti goes to Washington

Organized by: Matti Ellis

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Matti has been nominated by one of her teachers to attend the Youth Leadership Conference in Washington, DC this summer. However, with Micheal's medical costs already budgeted, this will not be possible without a little help. Anything...literally ANYthing ($1) will help get her toward this goal. Matti has already saved $81 herself, but I don't think she'll find the rest on her own before June.

We have set up a website at my.fundraising.com/YouthLeadershipConference (the capital letters are important) which sells a wide variety of fundraising products. One of the best values is a restaurant.com e-gift card, but there are also candles, Smencils (Matti's favorite), cookie dough & other goodies; all kinds of things. I only mention this because viewing the website from the direct link makes it look like all they do is magazines, which is NOT the case.

About Matti:
Matti is 12, and has a twin brother, Micheal, with Autism. This unfortunately puts Matti second in line for most of the family funding.
Matti loves animals! She plans on a career in veterinary medicine, and is actively & purposely working toward this goal. She is enrolled in both the Honors AND Gifted programs, despite this resulting in a very heavy homework load each night. She volunteers with a local bird rescue group (the only animal group that would accept a volunteer her age), and has since rescued several birds in our own neighborhood, including a nest of quail. Matti is dedicated to volunteerism, participating in our church volunteer opportunities as well as Habitat for Humanity. Her age makes it difficult to find volunteer opportunities that will accept a 12-year old, but she keeps trying.

It is clear to all who know her that Matti is going to make tremendous contributions to all those she encounters in her life. She has a kind and giving heart, and is just the type of leader that will bring about positive change in the world.

Please share Matti's quest and help her attend the Young Leaders Conference in Washington, DC!


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