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Marathon 4 Laptops

Organized by: Joshua Wieberg

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THE STORY:

We reached our goal! Thank you to everyone who contributed time, effort, and money!

Marathon 4 Laptops will increase the computer literacy of a 3rd grade class at Kegotank Elementary by providing Chromebooks and additional technology tools to 23 students. All donations go directly to the school's bank account and equipment is purchased directly by the school. 

Check the progress: 

http://www.marathon4laptops.org/the-class.html

My sister thought I was crazy when I ran my first marathon over a decade ago. I agree that running is a challenge, but it's nothing compared to what she does everyday. She has the task of providing a high-quality education to 23 students. Jenny--or Mrs. Evans as her students know her--teaches a 3rd grade class at Kegotank Elementary School in need of technology. We all know that school funding is less than ideal everywhere in the country. This problem is compounded when students don't have access to technology at home. This is the case for most of her kids and they currently have only two working computers in their classroom. We want to change this and ensure that these kids are computer literate and tech savvy. These skills are like what reading was 50 years ago. Imagine if when you had gone to school they didn't have books! This fundraising challenging is aimed at changing this classroom from the boring one that we remember as kids (sorry Jenny) to a first-rate place that students want to be. Please help us out by making a donation and sharing this with your friends. 


Kegotank Elementary is an Accomack Public School located in Viginia with dedicated faculty and staff. 76% of the students they serve live at or below the poverty line. http://kes.accomack.k12.va.us/


In May 2015, I will be running a marathon to raise money to purchase laptops and other technology for my sister's 3rd grade class. I will run the Mountains 2 Beach Marathon, a 26.2 mile race from the mountains of Ojai, CA to the Pacific Ocean in Ventura, CA. The marathon takes runners into a realm in which the limitations of their bodies and minds are confronted, requiring patient preparation and mental discipline. I gladly welcome anyone who is interested in training and taking part in the experience with me. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to contribute to a cause that will have a lasting impact on the lives of these students. http://www.mountains2beachmarathon.com


100% of your contribution will go toward bringing technology to this class. No portion will be used for race expenses.


Here is an example of what we are trying to do. Also located in Virginia, this school has made the transition to awesome: Fairfield County School District has gone Google


By donating $50 or more you will receive a personalized "Thank You" from the all the students. These will be done using the computers of course!

$3,149

 

126% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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  • Josh

    $316

  • Jane W.

    $10

  • Jessica

    $50

  • Candy Lambrose

    $25

  • Josephine and Leonard

    $100

  • Matt Coleman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Tripp Family

    $100

  • Xica Bashi

    $10

  • Desi

    $21

  • Sully

    $30

  • J.P.

    $160

  • Celin Tompkins

     

  • Gabe

    $20

  • Brian

    $25

  • Kevie Poo

    $50

  • Lucia

    $15

  • Richard Sanchez

    $25

  • Ben

    $75

  • Doza

    $27

  • I want shoes more... Mrs. Arcuri

    $10

  • Jacobs

    $25

  • Riley Maria

    $100

  • Heather

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Fear the Beard

    $50

  • proud mom

    $25

  • Mike R

    $60

  • JOE YUHAS

    $50

  • Casey, Sam and baby

    $10

  • Combined last minute

    $1,000

  • J-dub

     

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Organized by

Joshua Wieberg

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $3,149 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Joshua Wieberg

Amount Raised

$2,279

 

91% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Evans

Amount Raised

$820

Fundraiser Title

JOE YUHAS

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

J-dub

J-dub

3 years ago

Combined last minute

Combined last minute

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Casey, Sam and baby

Casey, Sam and baby

DONATION: $10

We love everything and everyone. 3 years ago

JOE YUHAS

JOE YUHAS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mike R

Mike R

DONATION: $60

3 years ago

proud mom

proud mom

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Fear the Beard

Fear the Beard

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Heather

Heather

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Riley Maria

Riley Maria

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

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