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As many of you know, I travel often. One of the reasons travel is close to my heart is because I find that it really puts life in perspective, and makes me appreciate what I have.
Over the years my trips have taken me to many developing nations, where I have been able to observe first-hand how people live. My experiences have made me acutely aware of how much we do have, and how much of that we don't even put to good use. When I visit less fortunate communities, I often feel embarrassed when I think about how much wastage there is back home. Money we spend like water, on things we never use. Junk that is left collecting dust in our homes...stuff that we forget we even own...when many others have so little.
This is a fundraising page for my campaign, called "Put It To Good Yus”. Through this, people can sponsor me on any major adventure challenges I undertake. I am also asking family and friends to consider making a donation in lieu of getting gifts during special occasions, such as birthdays and Christmas. If you would like to do both, it is greatly appreciated (and very generous of you), but particularly for any physical or ornamental objects, please consider supporting a worthy cause instead. This would help me cut down on material possessions, reduce my carbon footprint, and help someone else benefit.
If you would like to donate, you can choose from a variety of payment methods. I do not have a "fixed" target, and no donation is too small. All donations will be be used to support causes I care about, with a focus on improving educational opportunities in the developing world, something I am passionate about.
You can give as much or as little as you like. It will still make a difference in someone's life.
I really believe that the world could be a better place if everyone thought to put even just a tiny bit of their resources (be it time, money, skills, or possessions) to good use.
I hope you agree.
Thank you very much in advance for your support.
With love and light, Yui
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