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John Kluge's Birthday for Pencils

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Wow!!! A birthday wish campaign for a $25k school for Pencils of Promise turned into 10 schools & over $266k raised! Best birthday ever!!!

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

BENEFITING: PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED

EVENT DATE: Jun 30, 2012

THE STORY:

My name is John, and I’m using my birthday this year to do something big. The thing is, I need your help to do it.


I believe education is a basic human right. Unfortunately, primary school enrollment in African countries is among the lowest in the world. 33 million primary school-aged children in Sub-Saharan Africa do not go to school at all. 18 million of these children are girls. We can change this, one birthday, one school, and one community at a time. Instead of gifts this year, join me in raising $25,000 for Pencils of Promise’s first school in Africa.

Why Pencils of Promise?

Since starting with just a $25 deposit, my friend Adam and his amazing team at Pencils have built more than 50 schools. They have educated over 4,000 children and positively impacted the lives of over 38,000 people. Pencils of Promise is more than just a rockstar non-profit—It’s a movement of dedicated individuals, friends, and families who are committed to supporting a world with greater educational opportunity for all. There are more than 75 million children without access to education—Pencils intends to change this, and so do I.

I have spent the past several years hopping around Africa, from Ethiopia to Senegal, Egypt to Central Africa and beyond meeting with some amazing people who are building an incredibly hopeful future for Africa’s children. Over the course of the next few weeks, I'll be sharing some of their stories and my own-including some surprises as gifts to you for supporting this wonderful cause.

Please click to DONATE or JOIN THE TEAM (top right on your page) to help support Pencil of Promise's goal of education for all. Let’s build their first school in Africa!!!

Thanks so much for your support!

John

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To This Fundraiser

$266,684

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • john

    $500

  • Michael + Ksyush

    $500

  • Matthew Mellon

    $500

  • Erica

    $75

  • Tom & Gail Williamson

     

  • Blair

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Suzan Rose

    $200

  • Marshall Wace- Company Match

    $200

  • Kerrybrook Ellis

    $1,000

  • amanda slavin

     

  • Rachel Goldstein

    $100

  • Jukebox Picasso

    $200

  • Keeli + John Brantl

    $200

  • Chendrix

    $100

  • Lemi

    $500

  • SAMANTHA Kluge & Jack Groves

    $500

  • Scharf

     

  • Mark & Nancy Goebel

    $100

  • Mia Morgan

    $125

  • Dixon Ticonder... Company

     

  • Parker Schwartz

    $25

  • Emily Wallace

    $100

  • Judy Spalthoff

    $50

  • Brooke Cadwell

    $25

  • Tristan Perich

    $20

  • mia morgan

    $100

  • Anna C.R. Lewis

    $100

  • JBK

     

  • Rebecca Mantey

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $130

  • Alex and Kristen Waldman

    $40

  • Stu Subotnick

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $6,540

  • James Shin

     

  • loni

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Cara Buono

     

  • Chris Simmons

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Sebastien

    $100

  • Sava Marinkov...

     

  • Anand Appulingam

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Storm

    $29

  • Kara Gerson

     

  • Megan Klein

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Christine Goldman Diaz

    $126

  • Preist

    $50

  • Tim O'Brien

    $100

  • Manon

    $50

  • Lindsay Joelle

    $25

  • Khaleesi

    $111

  • Casey

    $29

  • Christina van Hengel

     

  • Thalia Forbes

     

  • Rob Wilk

    $10

  • Samantha Keely Smith

    $25

  • juju

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $70

  • Ruma

    $100

  • Brother Erick

    $44

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Eric Lerner

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $250,000

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1067% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $266,684 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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john kluge

Amount Raised:

$266,584

 

1066% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Rachel Goldstein

Amount Raised:

$100

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Matthew Mellon

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$0

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Alexander Gilkes

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Cara Buono

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Kristin Moses-Murray

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francesca desola

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Matthew Eckford

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $250,000

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Eric Lerner

Eric Lerner

DONATION: $500

In honor of you, John. Happy Birthday!!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Brother Erick

Brother Erick

DONATION: $44

2 years ago