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Ethiopia Reads.

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BENEFITING: ETHIOPIA Reads

EVENT: Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend 2013

EVENT DATE: Oct 06, 2013

Sherry Baron

THE STORY:

Hi!!  Running and library books, libraries and running....these are my favorite things. As I endeavor to run a marathon in all 50 of the United States I also want to do something to help others.  I've chosen to support a nonprofit called Ethiopia Reads.

Ethiopia Reads was founded by an American woman who lived much of her early life in Ethiopia in 1998.  It started with the goal of providing much needed library books for children but has grown in its mission with a focus on schools, libraries, young athlete education and mentorship and educator training.

This organization is important.  Literacy rates are less than 50% and Ethiopia is the the second most populous African country.   These programs and projects are reaching areas long without educational resources.  Take a look at their website for further explanations of the good work being done.

Ethiopia Reads strives to keep administrative costs low, approximately 7.5% of the budget.  The organization has partnered with many organizations and companies. In addition there is a lot of volunteer support and fundraising.  The idea of providing schools and libraries is a value shared by most people so I hope you will consider making a donation.  

My next marathon is in Minneapolis, the Medtronics Twin Cities Marathon.  Ethiopia Reads is a charity partner with this particular marathon so I'm hoping to raise a good amount.  

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To This Fundraiser

$1,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • David

    $25

  • Anthony Vengarick

    $100

  • Eric Tabb

    $50

  • Evelyn Kay

    $100

  • Michelle

    $100

  • Eric, Stacy & Emily

    $100

  • Nancy Lee

    $50

  • Lynnda

    $100

  • Bert

    $25

  • Ilana Baron Knudsen

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Judy Klavens-Giunta

    $25

  • Ginger Lief

    $250

  • Judy d'Cash

    $25

  • Katia

    $50

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115% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,150 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Katia

Katia

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Judy d'Cash

Judy d'Cash

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Ginger Lief

Ginger Lief

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Judy Klavens-Giunta

Judy Klavens-Giunta

DONATION: $25

In memory of my parents Murray and Evelyn Klavens who always encouraged us to read, read read. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Ilana Baron Knudsen

Ilana Baron Knudsen

DONATION: $100

Because I am blessed to have Sherry Baron as my mother, guide, and inspiration through my life! 4 years ago

Bert

Bert

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Lynnda

Lynnda

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee

DONATION: $50

Keep up the good work. I hope to run with you in one of the scenic States! 4 years ago

Eric, Stacy & Emily

Eric, Stacy & Emily

DONATION: $100

4 years ago