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Maine Teen Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Publish Book

Posted Nov. 16, 2012, at 6:08 p.m.

“I’ve just finished writing Ticket to Ride: How Teens can Fundraise to Realize Our Dreams, and I want to put it out so it can help as many people as possible. To help with the print cost, I’m launching a campaign on Kickstarter,” Hila Shooter announced.

! The book grew out of her year-long experience successfully raising funds for a semester in Ecuador, which she went on in 2011 with Kroka Expeditions.

! “Last year, the community was so generous in supporting me with my fundraising for Ecuador. I received so much wonderful help, I knew that this year I wanted to give back,” she continued.

! “When I was approached by some teens who wanted to know how they could fundraise, too, I realized this was my chance.”So I’ve put to together a booklet for other kids, including some of my story and detailing step-by-step how to raise money for big dreams. ”

Shooter is aiming to raise $3,500 toward printing and production costs.

A native of Monroe, Shooter is a homeschooler who loves travel and adventure.

Kickstarter.com is a website for people to raise money for creative projects from books to CDs, and many other efforts.

At around 80 pages, Ticket to Ride is a quick, easy read. It includes anecdotes of Shooter’s experience, as well as step-by-step ideas and checklists guiding you through how to: break a big project down into doable steps, write a smashing fundraising letter, find odd jobs, plan, organize and carry off fundraising events, say thank you, and build enough momentum so that you, too, can fund your dreams.

Kickstarter link:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2019021065/ticket-to-ride-1

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