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BUS OF HOPE - A SCHOOL BUS FOR 'UNTOUCHABLE' KIDS - INDIA

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BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF RAMANAS GARDEN INC

ORGANIZER: Olivier

Stephany Lapierre

THE STORY:

Olivier Zitoun wrote -

 

Ramana’s Garden India was founded by a dedicated and forceful American woman, Prabhavati Dwabha, 20 years ago as a result of her spiritual practice on the banks of the River Ganga. Prabhavati’s heart overflowed with compassion for the numerous homeless, destitute, and abused children she met there, and she decided to make those children her life’s work. On a shoestring budget, she has for years provided a growing number of children with education, nourishment, and a future where they had little or no hope.


Today, a dozen years after opening its doors, Ramana’s Garden India is home to more than 80 resident children, many of whom have lost both parents. There are an additional 200 children from nearby impoverished families, many with a single parent, who come into school each day. Twelve paid professional teachers lead a solid curriculum of core classes, including Math, Science, English, Hindi, and the arts. The education provided is on a par with the best primary schools in India, and thus will serve to provide the kids with opportunities for adult careers that otherwise would be unimaginable. Ramana’s Garden India places a strong emphasis on environmental protection and creative expression such as painting, music, and dance.

Today, Ramana's Garden has an urgent need. It needs to buy a school bus to drive its high-school students safely to school, which is 1 and 1/2 hour away from the garden (the government does not allow Ramana's garden to build its own high school).
Today, these students take overcrowded public transportations to go to school everyday. One student even suffered a heat stroke the other day in one of these public buses.

The $15,000 is the amount needed to buy an air-conditioned 17 passengers bus. Monies will go directly to Friends of Ramana’s Garden, Inc. is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) charity, which will pass 100% of the money to Prabhavati to buy the bus. Thank you for all your help!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,600

MONEY RAISED
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  • Leslie Grant

    $50

  • The Smeatons

     

  • The Tadeson Family

     

  • Clara & Emma Vivekanandan

    $50

  • Dominique Laverdure

    $25

  • The Meehan family

    $100

  • Alan and Maev

    $50

  • Alex Larose

    $25

  • Léah & Calvin Strachan

     

  • Lily and Jules Kellum

    $25

  • Susan Bennet

    $25

  • SHARON BAILEY

    $25

  • Tristan and Julianne (Yannick)

     

  • Chloe's school friends

    $108

  • Cameron & family

    $25

  • sean oneill

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Line Massicotte

    $30

  • Louise Moher

    $25

  • The Cousins aka the Blaise kids!

    $50

  • Charlotte Mandell

    $20

  • Lemonade Stand

    $52

  • Michel Lapierre

    $25

  • Madeleine lau

    $20

  • Proud supporter

    $495

  • Marie-Andree, Mathieu et Audrey

    $50

  • Emilie Dunnigan

    $50

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The Team: $9,381 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Olivier Zitoun

Amount Raised

$4,781

 

32% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Michelle Vautier Chernyavsky

Amount Raised

$2,690

 

18% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephany Lapierre

Amount Raised

$1,600

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Erin Uyttewaal

Amount Raised

$220

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carole zibi

Amount Raised

$75

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Marcie Judelson

Amount Raised

$15

Donor Comments

Emilie Dunnigan

Emilie Dunnigan

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Marie-Andree, Mathieu et Audrey

Marie-Andree, Mathieu et Audrey

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Proud supporter

Proud supporter

DONATION: $495

3 years ago

Madeleine lau

Madeleine lau

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Michel Lapierre

Michel Lapierre

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Lemonade Stand

Lemonade Stand

DONATION: $52

3 years ago

Charlotte Mandell

Charlotte Mandell

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

The Cousins aka the Blaise kids!

The Cousins aka the Blaise kids!

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Louise Moher

Louise Moher

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Line Massicotte

Line Massicotte

DONATION: $30

3 years ago