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Nellie Kim and Craig Elliott's Fundraiser:

Team Good Neighbors - ASICS LA Marathon

Nellie Kim and  Craig's Photo
Nellie Kim and  Craig's Photo
Nellie Kim and  Craig's Photo
Nellie Kim and  Craig's Photo
Nellie Kim and  Craig's Photo
Nellie Kim and  Craig's Photo
Nellie Kim and  Craig's Photo
Nellie Kim and  Craig's Photo
Nellie Kim and  Craig's Photo
Nellie Kim and  Craig's Photo

BENEFITING: Good Neighbors USA

ORGANIZER: Good Neighbors USA

EVENT: 2014 ASICS LA Marathon

EVENT DATE: Mar 09, 2014

Nellie Kim and Craig Elliott

THE STORY:

Most of my friends and family know I hate exercising, so when I signed up to run the LA Marathon I was super scared and doubting I would be able to train and finish it.  But the reason I'm committed to doing this is because I went to Guatemala in August 2013 and met 10 families - husbands, wives, sons and daughters - who lived in one-room homes where families of 5 or more slept in one room.  Inside each home were traditional cookstoves made of sticks and rocks, that burns all day long - not only for cooking, but for staying warm since the walls and roof of each home are made from wood planks, sticks, and plastic sheets.

What I quickly realized being inside a home was how crazy the smoke is.  One of our volunteers said it best when she said it's like being trapped inside a house fire.  I couldn't breathe, I couldn't see and I couldn't talk... and this was after being inside for literally only a few minutes.  I was so grateful to step out of the house and breathe in "real" air - and realized that where I live, I can breathe in as much clean air as I want and not feel like I'm living in a box of toxic smoke.

In Guatemala, I built new cookstoves alongside volunteers and could see the immediate impact this would have on the families.  The chimney takes the smoke straight out, thus eliminating the smoke from gathering inside the home (you can see more pictures here).  Mothers and children no longer have to collect firewood as often as they do to keep the fires going, which frees up the children to prioritize school and pursue an education... something that so many children in the developing world do not have access to.  

I can seriously go on, and on, and on about my trip to Guatemala, so if you're interested, let me know!  I'll buy you some coffee and you can hear me talk for hours.  In the meantime, I'm still training to run 26.2 miles so we can build more cookstoves throughout Guatemala and change more families lives.  Thank you for reading through this long description, and I hope you'll support me while I run to save lives!

Thanks again!!!!

Warmly, Nellie 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,475

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nellie Kim

    $10

  • Brennan Elliott

    $150

  • Camille Elliott

    $150

  • Curry

    $50

  • Phyllis Klein

    $50

  • The Kushidas

    $50

  • Rene Chiara

    $100

  • Jerry

    $100

  • Juno

    $100

  • Monica Hsu

    $100

  • Becca and Viktor Prismantas

    $25

  • ORourke's

    $50

  • Jim & Nancy Smith

     

  • Neighbors Construction-Tee and Emily

    $50

  • The Squiers

    $100

  • Jin & Sue Kim

    $200

  • patti gallagher

    $50

  • Jisook Chang

    $50

  • Brandon & Emerson Chong

    $50

  • Peter & Cecilia Kim

    $300

  • Michelle Pride Bankston

    $10

  • Shauna Carter

    $25

  • Tracey MacDonald

    $100

  • Grace Choi

    $100

  • Colton Wong

    $100

  • Zinnia

    $50

  • Margo Kidushim

    $75

  • Shaun

     

  • Dennis & Mia Lamar

    $30

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92% Raised of $2,700 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $7,850 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Nellie Kim and Craig Elliott

Amount Raised

$2,475

 

92% Raised of $2,700 Goal

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Adriana Zyskowski

Amount Raised

$1,850

 

109% Raised of $1,700 Goal

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bryan lee

Amount Raised

$1,610

 

161% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Katrin Thiebe

Amount Raised

$1,130

 

113% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Anu Patel

Amount Raised

$400

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Nelson climaco

Amount Raised

$180

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Good Neighbors USA

Amount Raised

$100

 

1% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Tony Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$60

 

6% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Dennis & Mia Lamar

Dennis & Mia Lamar

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Shaun

Shaun

Good luck! 5 years ago

Margo Kidushim

Margo Kidushim

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Zinnia

Zinnia

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Colton Wong

Colton Wong

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Grace Choi

Grace Choi

DONATION: $100

SUPER DUPER PROUD OF YOU! 5 years ago

Tracey MacDonald

Tracey MacDonald

DONATION: $100

So proud of you! 5 years ago

Shauna Carter

Shauna Carter

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Michelle Pride Bankston

Michelle Pride Bankston

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Peter & Cecilia Kim

Peter & Cecilia Kim

DONATION: $300

5 years ago