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All I want for my 40th birthday is an elementary school

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BENEFITING: SERVE A LITTLE

EVENT DATE: Aug 27, 2015

Valerie Craven

THE STORY:

This year I turn 40. Yep, 40. Instead of celebrating my birthday with a lavish party where I'd be showered with expensive gifts (a girl can dream right?), I'm giving it up instead and all I want is an elementary school in Haiti.

I was recently honored to be invited on the board of a non-profit called Serve A Little (SAL). One of the missions of SAL is to build schools in rural areas of Haiti. In the area in which we work, the children have to cross a major river to attend the existing school and every year many children drown while attempting to cross. So our mission is to build public schools in these remote locations of Haiti by working with the locals to build hurricane-resistant schools that are able to teach 400 kids a day along with a meal a day. So far we are near completion of one school and are working to fund the building of a second school (see www.80forhaiti.com). Help me to fulfill my birthday wish by donating to the funding of this school.

It costs $80,000 to build a school, so my goal is to raise $2,000, or 1/40th of the total cost (clever, I know).  

Check out the video and photos I've attached. They include a photo of the builders standing on the foundation of the first school, a map of the school and river, a rendering of a finished school, and photos and a video of some of the children who will attend. Try to say no to the adorable faces of the children...go ahead just try.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,049

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Ganino Family

     

  • Aunt Rose

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mom and Dad

     

  • The Flick Family

    $100

  • Barbara,Mullinix

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Hirayama Family

    $50

  • Jeannette & Brian Prosser

    $86.58

  • Pamela Rey & Jeff Hicks

    $100

  • Brent and Melissa Stewart

    $40

  • The Nunleys

    $40

  • Likovich family

    $200

  • Marty and Annie

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kirk and Renee

    $50

  • The Vinsons

     

  • Kathy and George Hayes

     

  • Grandma and Grandpa Barrera

    $100

  • Dean & Chris DeBaun

     

  • Ali

    $40

  • Gary&Jeannette;

    $40

  • Matt, Kelly & Lila

    $388

  • Oakland, CA

     

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102% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA

Thank you for the incredible opportunity. Happy Birthday! 2 years ago

Matt, Kelly & Lila

Matt, Kelly & Lila

DONATION: $388

Happy Birthday Val! What a great cause! Wish we could celebrate to you! 2 years ago

Gary&Jeannette;

Gary&Jeannette;

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Ali

Ali

DONATION: $40

Happy Birthday to the best big sister a girl could ask for! I hope the kids all enjoy their new school! 2 years ago

Dean & Chris DeBaun

Dean & Chris DeBaun

2 years ago

Grandma and Grandpa Barrera

Grandma and Grandpa Barrera

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kathy and George Hayes

Kathy and George Hayes

Have a wonderful birthday...we miss seeing your beautiful children 2 years ago

The Vinsons

The Vinsons

3 years ago

Kirk and Renee

Kirk and Renee

DONATION: $50

Blessed to be a part of your Blessing 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Thanks, Val, for championing this cause. 3 years ago