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Farah Ishaq - Reclaim Childhood Summer '16

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First donation!
May 16, 2016

First donation is in the books and a HUGE shout out and thank you to my sister, Nour, for her support and the first donation of the campaign!  See more
Farah Ishaq

THE STORY:

Reclaim Childhood is a non-profit organization based in Amman, Jordan that seeks to empower refugee girls and local women through sport and play. Reclaim Childhood operates regular after-school sports leagues and a month-long summer camp for girls ages 6 – 18, and coaching clinics for local adult women. My parents immigrated to the United States from Jordan in the early-1980’s, but over my lifetime my family and I have visited Jordan and the Middle East several times, as nearly all of my relatives still live there. These trips reminded me of the life of somewhat limited opportunities I would have been subject to in the region if my parents had not come to this country. My passion for education stems from the opportunities I have received growing up in the Chicago suburbs. The reminder of the life I have received and the opportunities I have had growing up, give me a sense of purpose to ensure that such educational and sports opportunities are prevalent in the refugee community, while combining my passion for working with people and the sports industry. It is also important to note the role my non-academic work has played in my life. My parents’ never received an education further than primary school prior to arriving in the United States, which is why they had to work extra hard to provide my siblings and I with a bright future living in the United States. As a result, my siblings and I were taught to work hard to achieve our goals and help provide assistance to my parents on their journey to American citizenship. This journey was a difficult one, especially post- 9/11; however, they both were able to be proud American citizens in the 2000s. I think this opportunity will help me obtain international experience, while helping combine my passion for helping others and working in sports. I have not been back to Jordan in several years, but I appreciate all the hard work and dedication that Reclaim Childhood has done so far in the country to help refugees and woman reclaim their lives through sport.

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To This Fundraiser

$560

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nour Ishaq

    $100

  • Saeed dababneh

     

  • Ellies

    $25

  • Rachel Foxwell

    $15

  • Jordan Rutner

     

  • Michele Mikolajczyk

    $50

  • Dema

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Louie & Adriana

    $100

  • Kim Lope

    $25

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14% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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The Team: $560 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Kim Lope

Kim Lope

DONATION: $25

Go get em champ!! 2 years ago

Louie & Adriana

Louie & Adriana

DONATION: $100

Good Luck! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Dema

Dema

DONATION: $100

So proud of this cause! 2 years ago

Michele Mikolajczyk

Michele Mikolajczyk

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jordan Rutner

Jordan Rutner

2 years ago

Rachel Foxwell

Rachel Foxwell

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Ellies

Ellies

DONATION: $25

Proud of you!!!! 2 years ago

Saeed dababneh

Saeed dababneh

2 years ago

Nour Ishaq

Nour Ishaq

DONATION: $100

2 years ago