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Samantha and Jeff Maas' Fundraiser:

Climbing Kili for a Cause

Samantha and Jeff's Photo
Samantha and Jeff's Photo
Samantha and Jeff's Photo
Samantha and Jeff's Photo
Samantha and Jeff's Photo
Samantha and Jeff's Photo

BENEFITING: SEVA FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2016

Samantha and Jeff Maas

THE STORY:

Hi and thanks for visiting! Jeff and I got married on May 1st, 2015 and decided to take a delayed honeymoon in February 2016! We've known we wanted to go on an African safari, so when someone we know heard that's what we were doing he suggested we also look into climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro (because of our interest in "hiking.") Well Mt. Kilimanjaro is more than just a hike, it's a 7 day round-trip climb up to 19,500 feet!  “Kili”, is famously called the “Roof of Africa” and is the tallest free standing mountain in the world. Jeff and I decided since we will be ALL THE WAY in Tanzania, this climb is a must! We are very excited (and also a little nervous)!

While doing more research on this climb we learned that many groups do it while raising money for a cause, and we thought "why not us?" So here we are, raising funds for a charity we have come to love, called Seva Foundation.  Their headquarters are here in Northern California which has allowed us to personally meet with the Program Directors.  They are excited about our climb and grateful for our fundraising efforts! This organization helps fund rural hospitals to provide life-changing eyesight restoration to local adults and children who are blind or need eye surgeries to improve their vision (See the short video on this page for more info). The loss of sight means the loss of ability to work or go to school, increasing the burden on families. We learned that 80% of blindness and visual impairment can be prevented or cured.  We challenge you to close your eyes and try living your normal life for just 5 minutes, then imagine your contribution giving the gift of sight to a person in need!

Your tax-deductibe donation to Seva will directly fund operations in the town we will be visiting in Africa (we are working on setting up a face-to-face meeting with the medical staff while we are there).  For example, your generousity can fund a cataract surgery (which amazingly only costs $50) or a pediatric procedure curing/preventing blindness (for $150). We have fully vetted this charity and they received 4 out of 4 stars (on Charity Navigator) and almost 90% of their expenses go directly to their programs.

We have a big goal in the next 90 days and that is to raise $7,500!  Wouldn't it be amazing if we could fund 150 cataract procedures!  Thank you for your consideration and generosity! Jeff and I are so excited to embark on this journey! 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$7,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brett Nottingham

    $50

  • Sarah Monte

    $20

  • Jayne & Joey

     

  • Timothy Walker

    $50

  • Jainey & Mike

     

  • Cathy Gin and Larry Maas

    $200

  • Dave & Rhonda Mendoza

    $100

  • Michael MacDonald

    $100

  • Blake and Charlotte

     

  • Alissa and Johnny

    $50

  • Clara Lasher

     

  • Marcela & Paul Ewing

    $100

  • Patricia Maas

    $400

  • Cathy and Larry Maas

    $200

  • Jenny and Ryan Lindner

    $150

  • Eric Freeman

    $30

  • Jeff & Samantha

    $1,000

  • Bob and Sonia Chambers

    $150

  • Laurel Granthem

     

  • The McCloskeys

    $50

  • Nicole & Danny

     

  • Diane & Max

    $100

  • Alison

    $50

  • Andrew and Heather McFarland

    $50

  • Chris and Cindy Henry

    $200

  • Sandy & Dave Stamer

     

  • Meagan and Patrick Kersten

    $50

  • Brian L.

     

  • Nicky, James & Alexander

    $100

  • David and Meghan

     

  • Bill and Melanie

    $100

  • Retirement Security Centers

    $500

  • Charlotte Johnson

    $100

  • Don Wihlborg

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Celeste Gurule

     

  • Amber Malcolm

    $25

  • Erica and joey

    $25

  • Michiko

    $25

  • Amber

    $25

  • Briggs Matsko

    $1,550

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100% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Briggs Matsko

Briggs Matsko

DONATION: $1,550

So proud of both of you! Go for it!!! 3 years ago

Amber

Amber

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Michiko

Michiko

DONATION: $25

You guys are so awesome! 3 years ago

Erica and joey

Erica and joey

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Amber Malcolm

Amber Malcolm

DONATION: $25

So awesome! Have fun! 3 years ago

Celeste Gurule

Celeste Gurule

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Don Wihlborg

Don Wihlborg

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Charlotte Johnson

Charlotte Johnson

DONATION: $100

Thank you Grandma!! 3 years ago

Retirement Security Centers

Retirement Security Centers

DONATION: $500

3 years ago