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Maddie's Mission for Kids in Colombia

Organized by: Tim Keck

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Tim Keck via Crowdrise
May 20, 2015

We topped our goal and raised $2730.00 for underprivileged kids in Colombia! Thanks so much!! See More

THE STORY:

Kids in Medellin, Colombia don't have all the nice things we have here in the United States. I learned from my teacher that many children my age go to bed hungry and have to work the street instead of go to school. That hurts my heart and I want to help. With your assistance, I plan to give a hot meal and a book to as many kids as possible next month. Because my fourth grade teacher, Miss Lina, is from Colombia and traveling home soon, we can send these items with her to be distributed. That saves on shipping and administrative costs and gets the items right to those in need.

As a social entrepreneur, I have a big vision of buildings where we take care of homeless people and help them learn and then get jobs so they can have a happy life. Last summer I tried a lemonade stand to raise money for that but only made four dollars. My grandpa said maybe I should start with a smaller goal and a more robust funding mechanism. He told me about this website and helped me type this up. All the big words are his.

The goal I chose for this short-term fundraiser is $2000, which my grandpa says is audacious. But I believe we can do it if everyone just pitches in a little bit! To show how serious I am about helping kids in Colombia, I am going to...

SACRIFICE: Since I can't get a job, I am giving up my favorite thing for the month - ice cream - and using that money instead to go toward our $2000 goal. (The only exception is my birthday party ;-)

PRAY: I will pray every day for the children in Medellin, Colombia.

REPORT: After the fundraiser is over and Miss Lina returns, I will share the pictures and/or videos of what happened so you will know what your money did for others.

Please help Kids in Colombia with a donation - big or small - and together we will make a difference!

Love,

Maddie

$2,530

 

127% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Louetta Plumlee

    $20

  • Maria & Khristine

    $20

  • Romeo Ross

    $10

  • Mark Ballard

    $20

  • Mike Young

    $10

  • Rafael And Victoria Coad

    $40

  • Mrs. Gretzmier

    $20

  • Kyle, Kolby, Kate Campbell

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $140

  • The Lewis Family

     

  • The Fishback family

     

  • Mike & Tamera Holmes

    $50

  • Doris Keck

    $25

  • Daddy, Momma, Sissy

    $100

  • Sharon

    $10

  • Seth Payne

     

  • Dyson Reaves

    $50

  • CW

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Connor Gartrell

     

  • The Hanna Family

    $60

  • Uncle J and Aunt Amy

     

  • Ms. Christy

    $50

  • Noah Keeton

    $50

  • The Smalley Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nana & Papa

    $100

  • Madeline Keck

    $10

  • Emma Keck

    $10

  • Grandma & Papaw

     

  • The Keeton Family

    $50

  • Sue Drake

    $20

  • Grant and Neighbor Kids Lemonade Stand

    $50

  • Pamela Graham

    $50

  • Aunt Trista and Uncle Colby

    $85

  • Blake

    $100

  • Grandpa and Lala

    $500

  • Cassidy

    $30

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Tim Keck

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Donor Comments

Cassidy

Cassidy

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Grandpa and Lala

Grandpa and Lala

DONATION: $500

Most people just complain about the world around them. Thank God for the special few who actually do something about it! Maddie you are a testament to the fact that one's ability to make a difference is not determined by age or stature, but by the size of one's heart. Thank you for the sacrifice, commitment and courage it took to rally support for children less fortunate than yourself. We love you Maddie Beth! 2 years ago

Blake

Blake

DONATION: $100

Maddie who is amazing for doing this fund-raiser! 2 years ago

Aunt Trista and Uncle Colby

Aunt Trista and Uncle Colby

DONATION: $85

We love you Maddie! 2 years ago

Pamela Graham

Pamela Graham

DONATION: $50

In Honor of my Grand Children Natalie and Nate Graham's wish to help (Happy Birthday Natalie, I am fulfilling your wish to help these children for your Birthday, you have such a BIG Heart!! Grammy Loves you!!) 2 years ago

Grant and Neighbor Kids Lemonade Stand

Grant and Neighbor Kids Lemonade Stand

DONATION: $50

Thank you Maddie for your idea! 2 years ago

Sue Drake

Sue Drake

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

The Keeton Family

The Keeton Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Grandma & Papaw

Grandma & Papaw

We are so proud of you! 2 years ago

Emma Keck

Emma Keck

DONATION: $10

We are almost to the goal. I am so grateful. We need $2,000 dollars. Thank you grandpa. I want people to have money in Columbia! We are really close to the goal. I appreciate the people who donated. Thank you!!! Here is some of my birthday money to help out! 2 years ago

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