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Addo, South Africa: Clinic Renovation

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BENEFITING: Universal Promise

ORGANIZER: Universal Promise

EVENT DATE: Feb 20, 2016

Risa Weinrit

THE STORY:

Universal Promise wrote -

HIV/AIDS patients, children with severe gastrointestinal pain, and those crippled by tuberculosis suffer outside in 100-degree temperatures, day after day, hoping to see a medical professional. They often wait 10 hours in the piercing sun, without water, bathrooms, a waiting room, and a sufficient pharmacy, only to return home without treatment. "That's just the way it is," I have heard the residents say. "We will come back the next day and hope for something better."

Proper healthcare, particularly in a region where some communities claim a 70% rate of HIV/AIDS and an escalating incidence of tuberculosis, should be a basic human right, and Universal Promise needs your help to bring that to reality. Please help us renovate the Addo Clinic, the only nearby medical facility for three communities of undernourished, underserved, and often ignored people. If we are successful, we will

  • enlarge the current reception and waiting areas
  • expand and improve the existing pharmacy
  • make current treatment protocols more available
  • create a dental waiting area
  • offer a protected region for patients waiting outside
  • install proper outdoor restroom facilities
  • construct a wheelchair accessible ramp
  • improve the fencing
  • erect a guard house to improve security

Ease the suffering of those who already have too much to bear and address a sphere of life that affects our main focus: education. Together we may break the seemingly inexorable cycle of poverty and injustice in our little neck-of-the-woods in South Africa.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,305

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jamie Jessar

    $25

  • Pam and Tim

     

  • Anonymous

    $120

  • Peter & Susanne Adamson

    $150

  • Alyssa Berman

     

  • Schechter/ La Roche

    $100

  • Amy Lisser

    $100

  • Justine Lisser Bryn Mawr '74

    $100

  • Ben and Helene Presskreischer

    $100

  • Jody Leader

     

  • Loren Schechter and Susan Wetherall

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John & Holly Benoit

    $100

  • john & joanne wills

     

  • Elizabeth Steinhauer and Jeremy Marks

    $100

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The Team: $20,500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Universal Promise

Amount Raised

$13,000

 

65% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Martha Cummings

Amount Raised

$5,345

Fundraiser Title

Risa Weinrit

Amount Raised

$1,305

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Sarah Klett

Amount Raised

$475

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Mary Burns

Amount Raised

$275

Donor Comments

Elizabeth Steinhauer and Jeremy Marks

Elizabeth Steinhauer and Jeremy Marks

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

john & joanne wills

john & joanne wills

2 years ago

John & Holly Benoit

John & Holly Benoit

DONATION: $100

We are pleased to be a part of this great fundraiser. Thanks and Good Luck! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Loren Schechter and Susan Wetherall

Loren Schechter and Susan Wetherall

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jody Leader

Jody Leader

3 years ago

Ben and Helene Presskreischer

Ben and Helene Presskreischer

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Justine Lisser Bryn Mawr '74

Justine Lisser Bryn Mawr '74

DONATION: $100

In memory of Martha Lisser who devoted her career to lifting up children in the NYC public schools on what would have been her 92nd birthday. 3 years ago

Amy Lisser

Amy Lisser

DONATION: $100

This donation is in honor of Martha Schultz Lisser, my mother, a passionate an inner city school educator in New York City, who believed most deeply in education. She would have been 92 year old today. 3 years ago

Schechter/ La Roche

Schechter/ La Roche

DONATION: $100

3 years ago