Marathon 4 Laptops
Organized by: Joshua Wieberg
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.
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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!