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Alicia and Sue Run for Daraja!

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BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund

EVENT: Bay to Breakers 2012

EVENT DATE: May 20, 2012

Alicia Burr

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family,

Education is the key for advancing oneself in life, but in many parts of the world it is not readily available. This is especially a problem for women and girls in Kenya. If schooling can only be provided to certain members of the family, the boys will almost always be chosen. As a response to this, Daraja Academy opened its doors. Daraja is an all girls school in Kenya which offers an excellent high school education to girls who would not normally be given the opportunity to learn. Through the education that Daraja provides, these girls can move on the have better lives and improve their community and the world.

When we learned of Daraja, we were instantly interested. We have been involved in a couple fundraising efforts before, but our current mission is to raise money for this amazing school by running the San Francisco Bay to Breakers race for Daraja. As a mother-daughter team, we hope that we can do our part to help give these girls the futures they deserve! Our race is on May 20, 2012, and by that date we hope to have enough sponsorships to really make a difference.

For this race, we were partnered with a student at Daraja Academy named Hadija Hussein Abullahi. Hadija is 17 years old and a 12th grader. She hails from Isiolo, a town in northern country which is one of the most destitute in the country. More than 80% of the population rely on food relief because droughts prevent the growth of crops. Hadija, an orphan, did not have the financial means to go to secondary school, and it seemed that she would be left without opportunities. However, she was provided a four-year scholarship to Daraja, and through her education she is working to better her life. We are excited to be matched with such an amazing girl! We hope that you can help us on our mission to support her and her fellow classmates in Kenya!

Thank you!

Alicia and Sue Burr

"Education is the movement from darkness to light."  ~Allan Bloom

For more information on Daraja: http://daraja-academy.org/

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To This Fundraiser

$1,825

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kevin and Susan Fox

    $100

  • david mohr

    $100

  • John and Patty Sanders

    $45

  • linda peltzman

    $45

  • Dettmer Girls

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ellen & Mike Rosenberg

    $500

  • Nancy Sturm

    $25

  • Nancy and Steve Derr

    $50

  • Ron and Gayle Saunders

    $150

  • Kris and Jan O'Connor

    $20

  • I Am Sunshine Today from Shylocks

    $10

  • Diane Fiddyment

    $100

  • Chris and Lori Lopin

    $25

  • Betsy and Claire Fox

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Suzanne & Brian Trainor

    $100

  • sharon adams

    $30

  • Bruce and Lindsay Todd

    $100

  • Stan, Kathy, Julia, and Kendra Saunders

    $50

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73% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,825 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Alicia Burr

Amount Raised

$1,075

 

43% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ellen Rosenberg

Amount Raised

$500

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david mohr

Amount Raised

$100

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Diane Fiddyment

Amount Raised

$100

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Penny Miller

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Stan, Kathy, Julia, and Kendra Saunders

Stan, Kathy, Julia, and Kendra Saunders

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Bruce and Lindsay Todd

Bruce and Lindsay Todd

DONATION: $100

Great cause! Have a good run Alicia and Sue! 5 years ago

sharon adams

sharon adams

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Suzanne & Brian Trainor

Suzanne & Brian Trainor

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Betsy and Claire Fox

Betsy and Claire Fox

DONATION: $25

So happy you both are doing this! Helping one girl can impact a family for generations! 5 years ago

Chris and Lori Lopin

Chris and Lori Lopin

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Diane Fiddyment

Diane Fiddyment

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

I Am Sunshine Today from Shylocks

I Am Sunshine Today from Shylocks

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Kris and Jan O'Connor

Kris and Jan O'Connor

DONATION: $20

5 years ago