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Linking Lives for Kids Play International

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THE STORY:

About Us:

We are 53 students from Virginia Tech and Johns Hopkins University participating in a semester-long study abroad program on creating sustainable social change. Our first weeks are spent taking classes in Lugano, Switzerland in preparation for our travels to Africa.  In November, we will travel to Rwanda or Ethiopia to participate in service learning projects and teach English, basic computer skills, and life and decision making skills to primary and secondary school children. 

About KPI:

This year we are fundraising for Kids Play International (KPI). Founded in 2008 by 3-time Olympian Tracy Evans, KPI uses sports activities grounded in the Olympic Values of Fair Play to promote gender equity in communities impacted by genocide.  KPI’s unique approach is based on an understanding that in order to empower girls, boys much also play a meaningful role in the process.  Through sports activities and interactive discussion, Let’s Play Fair teaches boys and girls important life lessons and values embodied in the Olympic ideals, such as teamwork, good sportsmanship, fair play, gender equity, respect, and problem-solving.  

Right now we are raising funds to create a new field house and sports field to ensure a "Safe Space" for the children to participate in the program.  Providing an emotionally safe space to have sensitive and empowering conversations, as well as a physically safe space to conduct these activities, is critical to the success of Let's Play Fair.

For more information on KPI's "Safe Space" initiative, please visit: http://www.kidsplayintl.org/get-involved/safespace/

We appreciate all of your help and donations that will benefit the children of KPI!

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To This Fundraiser

$6,674

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ben Higgins

    $10

  • Rodney from Detroit

    $25

  • Rodney from Detroit

    $25

  • Rodney from Detroit

    $25

  • Rodney from Detroit

    $25

  • Cathy Kalkus

    $100

  • Your Groton MA family

    $50

  • Patrick Franz

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Meredith Richard

    $20

  • Jenn Briley

    $10

  • Grace Mulholland

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Cindy

    $100

  • David L Bayliss

    $100

  • Michelle Best

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lynn Davis

    $220

  • Grandma & Granddad

    $30

  • Mom and Dad

    $50

  • Beatrix Takenaka

    $20

  • Richard Shute

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rob

    $17.38

  • Nana Marcy

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Christine Hahn

    $50

  • Doris Williams

    $25

  • Felicia

    $40

  • The Jansen Family :-)

    $100

  • Michael J. Piovoso

    $25

  • Lynne and Chuck Marshall

     

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Erin Seabrook

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Neely family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • BRIAN HARRIS

    $100

  • J. Leagon

    $20

  • Dennis and Gail Rossow

    $50

  • Rachel Triznz

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Boston Connaughtons

    $1,000

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Monica Connaughton

     

  • Craig D

    $10

  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Riffee

    $50

  • Momma and Daddy

     

  • Jane Hohn

    $50

  • Martha Reed

    $100

  • Florence Cummins

    $150

  • Mom, Dad, and Ramsey

    $100

  • Janet Culbertson

    $30

  • The Gross Family

    $25

  • uncle jay

    $25

  • N. Jean Mudgette

    $20

  • Julia Oaks

    $50

  • Poquoson High Students

    $250

  • Papio, Mamasichiama & Manderz

    $100

  • Aunt Suzy & Uncle Marty

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $110

  • Peggy Holzgrefe

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • JORDAN

    $10

  • Kathy Fox

    $10

  • Anon

    $12

  • Kenzie

    $10

  • Darci Pinello

     

  • Aunt Barbara

    $20

  • The Baumgartners

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ralph, Cheryl & Omi Gillwald

    $125

  • Ruth H. Lewis

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $50

  • John Hadeed

    $25

  • Polly and Mark Billips

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Uncle Justin

    $50

  • Taylor & D'Anne Early

     

  • Tom Fischer and Cyndi Devereaux

    $50

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tom & Elke Wilson

    $100

  • JW

    $100

  • Granny & Papa

    $100

  • Mrs. Barnes

    $50

  • Mike and Kathy Ives

    $75

  • Wilbur

    $10

  • Paige Cascio

    $10

  • The Hauderschelts

    $25

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167% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,674 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Justine Gray

Amount Raised

$1,200

 

480% Raised of $250 Goal

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Nick Carr

Amount Raised

$690

 

138% Raised of $500 Goal

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Kasey Dineen

Amount Raised

$537

 

537% Raised of $100 Goal

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Morgan Shute

Amount Raised

$377

 

151% Raised of $250 Goal

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Allison Wimmer

Amount Raised

$340

 

136% Raised of $250 Goal

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Emma Harris

Amount Raised

$300

 

300% Raised of $100 Goal

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Sarah Austen Holzgrefe

Amount Raised

$260

 

260% Raised of $100 Goal

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Kaitlyn White

Amount Raised

$250

 

250% Raised of $100 Goal

Donor Comments

The Hauderschelts

The Hauderschelts

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Paige Cascio

Paige Cascio

DONATION: $10

Proud of you, Kasey! 3 years ago

Wilbur

Wilbur

DONATION: $10

Because I love you and want you to reach your goal! 3 years ago

Mike and Kathy Ives

Mike and Kathy Ives

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Mrs. Barnes

Mrs. Barnes

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Granny & Papa

Granny & Papa

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

JW

JW

DONATION: $100

Early Christmas present. Note to self improve fundraising ambitions. 3 years ago

Tom & Elke Wilson

Tom & Elke Wilson

DONATION: $100

Hope this will help your cause a little! Love Mom & Dad❤️ 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $100

3 years ago