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AMISTAD MISSION's Fundraiser:

The Climb for Amistad

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BENEFITING: AMISTAD MISSION

EVENT DATE: Jul 29, 2010

THE STORY:

Five years ago, some friends and I started backpacking through the mountains of Colorado each year. One thing we discovered was climbing mountains served as a powerful metaphor for the way we wanted to live life–taking on challenges and enjoying the view.

This past year we began thinking of making this annual trip more than a metaphor. Was there a way to use this yearly event to take on a real-world challenge and make a difference in the lives of others?

Here’s what we came up with. We are teaming up with an organization called Amistad Mission, which has served for over 25 years on the front lines of one of the most impoverished places in the world, Bolivia, by providing food, water, and shelter to orphaned and abandoned children.

But they don't stop there. Amistad knows that the key to breaking this vicious cycle of poverty is education, and they are committed to not only raising these precious kids in a loving, healthy environment, but also sending them on to University so that they can come back to their communities and help generate lasting change. These young men and women have encountered challenges and trauma that are difficult to imagine—abuse, abandonment and the trauma of life on the streets. Yet they have overcome and are now dedicated to building skills that will help them give back what was given to them. They are pursuing degrees in medicine, social work, education, agricultural engineering and community law. To support them, Amistad Mission has established a scholarship program that covers the costs of room, board, books and tuition for youth who have proven their commitment to meet the challenging University requirements.

So here's where we come in. There are a thousand ways we could help Amistad, but we've decided that this year, we are called to raise enough money to pay for two one-year scholarships. Incredibly, just $2,700 covers room, board, tuition and book costs associated with sending one of Amistad’s kids to the University in Bolivia.

So here's our plan. For four days, the four of us will be hiking 27 miles, climbing thousands of feet in elevation as we cross the Uncompahgre Wilderness of Colorado. If the four of us each raise just $50 per mile of our trip, we can provide two $2,700 full one-year scholarships.

Will you help us? Fifty cents a mile? One dollar a mile? Five dollars a mile? Every penny will go to a scholarship. Just click the DONATE button on this page to make your safe, on-line donation. Thank you!

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To This Fundraiser

$6,187

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brett Strand

    $135

  • Doug

    $50

  • Madison

    $50

  • Andy Strand

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Dallas

    $50

  • Chuck Van Sistine

    $100

  • Laura and Paul Ebersole

    $100

  • David & Rory

    $54

  • Amanda Darby

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $2,700

  • Marla

    $75

  • Hector Espinosa

    $29

  • Steve Rogers

    $32.64

  • Ed Rhine

    $100

  • Eric Swierczek

    $29

  • Anonymous

    $29

  • Steve & Diane Urbano

    $100

  • Mitch Monson

    $50

  • Cherish and Kenny Edwards

    $100

  • Burkhardt Family

    $50

  • Coupe Studios Family

    $100

  • Scott and Melissa Simon

    $29

  • Tyler Korba

    $29

  • Nancy Nelsen

    $29

  • Cyndi Ortiz

    $29

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Cole Dennard

    $29

  • Christie

    $10

  • The Martin Family

    $100

  • Brandon White

    $30

  • Kris & Leah Provencio

    $27

  • Anonymous

    $29

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • rusty and Jenny Welch

    $60

  • The Davis's - go make a difference Joel!

    $40

  • Emmet and Kay Martin

    $29

  • Jim Wedlake

    $30

  • Jeff

    $25

  • betsy

    $50

  • Dale Strand

    $50

  • Laddie & Judy Blaskowski

    $100

  • Greg

    $100

  • Jack and Jeanie Fallaw

    $50

  • David and Jenni

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lauren Campbell

    $29

  • Kurt Carlson

    $29

  • The Guerras

    $20

  • Offline Donations

    $391

  • Offline Donations

    $100

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115% Raised of $5,400 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,187 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Joel Pilger

Amount Raised

$3,912

 

72% Raised of $5,400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brett Strand

Amount Raised

$1,102

 

41% Raised of $2,700 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andy Strand

Amount Raised

$750

Fundraiser Title

AMISTAD MISSION

Amount Raised

$235

 

4% Raised of $5,400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Randy Martin

Amount Raised

$188

 

7% Raised of $2,700 Goal

Donor Comments

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $391

6 years ago

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

The Guerras

The Guerras

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Kurt Carlson

Kurt Carlson

DONATION: $29

Have a great trip--I'd love to join you some day! It reminds me of climbing Half Dome many years ago (about 17 miles in one day). 6 years ago

Lauren Campbell

Lauren Campbell

DONATION: $29

Good luck guys! Your adventure looks amazing. Excited to hear about your trip when you return. The best advise I ever heard about hiking "Take only photographs, leave only footsteps". Best, LC 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

David and Jenni

David and Jenni

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Jack and Jeanie Fallaw

Jack and Jeanie Fallaw

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Greg

Greg

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Laddie & Judy Blaskowski

Laddie & Judy Blaskowski

DONATION: $100

6 years ago