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Homecoming for Fawzia

Organized by: Lauren Goldberg

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Wonderful News
July 06, 2016

We are so pleased to learn that together we have exceeded our fundraising goal of $4,000 to benefit Fawziah and Talal as they move out of a local See More

THE STORY:

Fawzia and her eight-year-old son, Talal are in urgent need of monetary support as they transition out of a local shelter and into their new home in Athens, Ohio. Fawzia is from Saudi Arabia and has been in Athens, Ohio for a number of years. She came with her husband -- an international student at Ohio University. The relationship was an abusive one and she sought legal recourse while here, which resulted in his deportation.  Fawzia and Talal have applied for  a U Visa--an asylum status--and are going through the long process of attaining this visa and eventually a green card. Although Fazia is here LEGALLY her status as awaiting a U Visa does not allow Fawzia to be employed, and there are no long-term free shelters in Athens, Ohio.  Although Fawzia is here legally, she lingers in a strange liminal bureaucratic place that makes it difficult for her to provide for her and her son. Yet, she is one of Athens' most civically involved community members--volunteering every day at local organizations, and becoming a part of the fabric of Athenian life. 

We are happy to annouce that Fawzia, with the support of local individuals and organizations, has signed a lease for their first apartment!  It is time for Fawzia and Talal to have a permanent, safe, family-friendly home outside of the crisis center in which they have been living for over two years. But it is an expensive new adventure that they are about to begin and this generous soul needs the support that she has so readily given to others.  Please consider giving this gift of a new start to two incredible new members of the Athens community!

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To This Fundraiser

$4,371

 

109% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

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    $50

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    $250

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  • Homecoming for fawziya

    $500

  • Riley Reed

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  • Lori Dillon

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    $250

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    $50

  • Susan and Bruce Mitchell

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  • Debra Goldberg

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • Ben & Catherine

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  • Talinn Phillips

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  • Valorie A. Worthy

    $50

  • Anonymous

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  • Debra, Dan, Eliza & Anika

    $120

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  • Shannon Kiser

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Organized by

Lauren Goldberg

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

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The Team: $4,371 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Lauren Goldberg

Amount Raised

$4,146

 

104% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carol Kirk

Amount Raised

$225

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

i wish for them a great life and meet our family soonest. i promise that i will pay more then $5000 as a donation but i need them to be happy and finding the happiness. 2 weeks ago

Shannon Kiser

Shannon Kiser

DONATION: $40

From Shannon Kiser 11 months ago

Rebecca Batey

Rebecca Batey

Love to you both. 12 months ago

Debra, Dan, Eliza & Anika

Debra, Dan, Eliza & Anika

DONATION: $120

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Valorie A. Worthy

Valorie A. Worthy

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Talinn Phillips

Talinn Phillips

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Ben & Catherine

Ben & Catherine

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

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