It is such a small amount of money to a massive large bank... AND... it is a massive amount of money... to this small business... with potential to make the difference between crawling... and Olympic running!
As stated in our Grant Application, IF we are awarded a winner, we will use the gifted funding to *fuel* this traveling teaching, forward.
We've been readying the traveling roadshow live teaching workshops for a little while... and *just* as the teaching became ready, while planning the next move to engage host locations and plan our roll-out...
THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY landed in my path!
I learned about this grant at my ATM machine 10 days ago, only 3-4 days before the final deadline to submit. And now, with only ONE WEEK to let people know AND acquire 240 more votes to reach the judges, this has been a great ride!
The whole experience of *suddenly* being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel -- after a very long journey doing this work and preparing to *teach* it to others -- to NOW... suddenly considering being GIVEN $150,000 that can dramatically fuel this traveling roadshow forward WITH... the purchase of a road-worthy vehicle, a liveable trailer, equipment, and a year's worth of traveling fuel...
Well... all of *that*... is very humbling! Wow, is all I can say.