Justin's Walk Across India for Little Stars School
Organized by: Justin Beghly
I am current out walking in India, attempting to fulfill my end of the bargin. Wish me luck!!
The grand total raised is $7365.00.
Hello everyone, help me raise at least $8000 and hopefully much more to support the children and teachers of Little Stars School and girl’s hostel in Varanasi, India. I pledge to walk 800 miles (1287km) The goal is to raise $8000.00. I will start my journey across India on October 3rd, 2014. I will start from Varanasi, India, following the Ganges River to the mouth of the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh. 100% of donations will go to LSS, all expenses for my adventure will be covered out of my pocket. I nominate you to make a donation today.
LSS isn't a large organization with lots of overhead and non-essential expenses. Your money will make a direct impact on the number of students and teachers that participate at Little Stars School. The School educates kids from the slums in Varanasi solely from donations, most coming from the Western World from people like you and me.
LSS is a school that was started in Varanasi in 1996 by Asha Pandey on her parent's rooftop with 35 children. Almost 900 children now attend LSS. This amazing women has made the difference in thousands of lives, you can do the same and actually see where your money goes as the direct results of your generosity. A small donation can actually be the difference of a child getting an education. Additionally, the school has a girl's "hostel", started in 2004 to house young girls that have no parents or their parents are unable or unwilling to care for them. 29 girls live under full care of staff at the hostel, located in the school. Again, all expenses for the girls and their living expenses are supported by donations.
LSS always maintains at least a 51% female student population. Often in India, girl’s education comes second to boys. The female literacy rate in India is 65% where as their male counterparts are at 82%. However in this particular state the female literacy rate is closer to 50%.
A $49.00 donation supports a hostel girl for one month.
A $66.00 donation will cover one teacher’s salary for one month.
A $179.00 donation gives full support to one student’s education for an entire year, which includes: books, 2 uniforms, a backpack, school supplies and lunch each day.
A $500.00 donation gives a great deal of admiration from many young folks.
A $1000.00 donation gets you double the admiration, not to mention a whole lot of new books for the library!!
A second payment option: Mail a personal check (USD only), made to "The Gupta Foundation" in the memo line include Justin's Fundraiser. Donations sent here will be tax deductible under US tax codes. 100% of donations will be sent to the school with zero fees deducted. Checks can be mailed to:
The Gupta Foundation
6 Fetlock Lane
Blue Bell, PA 19422 -2459
Be sure to include a mailing address and an email address for a tax deductible receipt.
The foundations tax ID is 23-2984211
Thank you for reading and your support for this fantastic cause. Let's get to $8000 together!!