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Lena and Olivia's Fundraiser:

GIRLSWITHBOOKS Scaring the Taliban

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BENEFITING: TCF-USA

Lena and Olivia

THE STORY:

Educated girls apparently scare the crap out of the Taliban. #GIRLWITHABOOK is collaborating with The Citizens Foundation (TCF) to raise money that will go into building a library at one of TCF's schools in Pakistan. Why is building a library awesome? Because a whole bunch of girls with books is even scarier than just one.

We have raised $3,000 from sources outside of Crowdrise and we just need $2,000 more to get the rest! Help us make this happen!

 

Here's some background info on #GIRLWITHABOOK: On October 9, 2012, the Taliban shot 15-year-old Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai at point blank range. She became a target because she stood up to the Taliban and demanded the right to an education for herself, and every girl.

Naturally, we were inspired by Malala's bravery. So we created a movement called #GIRLWITHABOOK. We were outraged by this horrific attack against her and posted pictures of ourselves and our friends holding books as a way to show our solidarity with Malala and every girl fighting to get an education. And then what happened was that people from all over the world started sending in pictures to us, posting it on our Facebook page, tweeting it at us, you get the idea. Everyone wanted to get in on this, including the following people:

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The Half the Sky Movement by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Jane Goodall
Paulo Coelho
Midori

Y'all should get in on this too. After donating, of course. Click the donate button, then check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GirlWithABook

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To This Fundraiser

$1,475

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lena Shareef

     

  • Jen Dodd

     

  • Erin Weisensee

     

  • Mary Ellen Duke

     

  • Chloe French

     

  • Laurie & Matt Qualey

     

  • Erika Bogdany

     

  • Stephanie Drescher

     

  • Daniela Martinez

     

  • India Baird

     

  • Mia L. Masterson

     

  • Grace P Davis

     

  • Georgia L Masterson

     

  • Randy Abbott

     

  • Kimberly A. Laboy

     

  • Fiza

     

  • jennifer hanlon wilde

     

  • Kim Kushner

     

  • Wajiha Hyder

     

  • Barbara Berkley

     

  • Naila Shareef

     

  • Worldgrls

     

  • Mehreen

     

  • Emma

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Debbie Andres

     

  • Sarah O'Meara Chamberlain

     

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74% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,475 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Sarah O'Meara Chamberlain

Sarah O'Meara Chamberlain

Tribute to all the librarians in my life. 4 years ago

Debbie Andres

Debbie Andres

I'm donating because "a whole bunch of girls with books is even scarier than just one". 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Reading = good. 4 years ago

Emma

Emma

4 years ago

Mehreen

Mehreen

This donation is being made on behalf of Mehreen :) 5 years ago

Worldgrls

Worldgrls

Love what you are doing Olivia! So impressed with how well the little girl down the alleyway turned out. Xoxox jule, anita and sierra. Will post this on my FB site. Can the photo be in front of the army nurse statue memorial? In honor of my mother Sammy Lowrance Schaffer, a lifelong feminist activist and Army nurse in WWII. 5 years ago

Naila Shareef

Naila Shareef

5 years ago

Barbara Berkley

Barbara Berkley

5 years ago

Wajiha Hyder

Wajiha Hyder

5 years ago

Kim Kushner

Kim Kushner

5 years ago