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Help Argentina

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BENEFITING: HELPARGENTINA

EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2010

Claudio Gonzalez

THE STORY:

This time last year, I had the opportunity to travel to Argentina for work. It was the first time in my 10 years of consulting that my work would take me back to my home country and I was excited. I was told that the facilities were in a rough part of town, very close to a ‘villa miseria’ (slums). I still remember every day each taxi driver avoiding the roughest areas prior to arriving to my destination, except for one day. Not quite sure why, but this particular driver went right by the slum before arriving to my destination. I must say that what I saw affected me deeply ever since. The condition of the area was one that we would only see in a channel like CNN, except I was there in person. Yet, the biggest heart wrenching moment was when I saw this little girl, no more than 4, walking in the dirt sidewalk with ragged clothes and no shoes. The rest of my stay was never the same, excitement turned into helplessness.

Because of this experience, this year I will be running the NYC Marathon with the unfortunate children of my country in mind. I am partnering with 'Help Argentina' to support Fundacion PUPI. This foundation was created to help children from the poorest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. At present, more than one hundred children of low income go to the foundation every day. There, they receive school support, recreational activities, social support and afternoon snacks.

Here is a short video about Help Argentina (with English subtitles) http://vimeo.com/7961141 also the official website http://www.helpargentina.org/ and the foundation that we would be supporting http://www.fundacionpupi.org/.

It has been 20 years since I left Argentina for the United States. This country has given me one of the best things anyone can ask….’an opportunity’. I will now like to give some of that ‘opportunity’ back to the children of the country where I was once a child myself.

If you would like to help me on this journey, I will always be thankful. HELP Argentina is an United States-based 501(c)(3) non-profit non-governmental organization, therefore all of the contribution are tax deductible. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of your company matching if available.

Gracias
Claudio

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To This Fundraiser

$1,240

MONEY RAISED
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  • Claudio Gonzalez

    $200

  • Ayesha Ahmed

    $50

  • Ram Halady

    $200

  • Ciecko Family

    $100

  • Chris B

    $200

  • Marianne Heer

    $100

  • Stephen

    $50

  • Charlie Witkes

    $25

  • Dave Willingham

    $100

  • S. Martyn

    $60

  • Vasquez Family

    $30

  • Robert Courson

    $50

  • Phil Ferenschak

    $50

  • Shannah Albert

    $25

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62% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,240 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Shannah Albert

Shannah Albert

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Phil Ferenschak

Phil Ferenschak

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Robert Courson

Robert Courson

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Vasquez Family

Vasquez Family

DONATION: $30

Great cause! 6 years ago

S. Martyn

S. Martyn

DONATION: $60

Great cause, Claudio. Best of luck! 6 years ago

Dave Willingham

Dave Willingham

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Charlie Witkes

Charlie Witkes

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Stephen

Stephen

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Marianne Heer

Marianne Heer

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Chris B

Chris B

DONATION: $200

6 years ago