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Linking Lives for Miracle Miles

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We did it!
March 31, 2017

On Wednesday March 29 a total of 48 people, including Bruh Tesfa's director Father Paul Reilly, walked from Switzerland to Italy! The walk was  See more

BENEFITING: TAALUMA PROJECT INC

EVENT DATE: Mar 29, 2017

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THE STORY:

We are a group of 57 students from Virginia Tech participating in a semester long study abroad program called International Business in Lugano: Combining Theory and Practice. We spend the first three months in Lugano, Switzerland taking marketing classes. At the end of March, 14 of us have the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia. We will teach primary school children spoken English and computer skills. Each semester, the students travelling to Africa work on a different service project. This semester, we have been given the opportunity to work with Bruh Tesfa.

Bruh Tesfa is a youth development center located in Adigrat, Ethiopia. Bruh Tesfa strives to live up to its namesake and provide opportunity for a “bright hope” for the youth of Adigrat. During our trip this Spring, we will specifically be working with Bruh Tesfa’s hostel program. With no secondary schools in the remote villages around Adigrat, students from these villages must walk up to 3 hours to school. The hostel program provides 27 students with a home and the resources to be successful in their final year of secondary school in preparation for higher education. With the support the students receive, many go on to university. Bruh Tesfa’s goal is to continue supporting them through their first year of university to ensure that no student can use poverty as an excuse to keep them from starting their higher education journey.

On Wednesday, March 29, we will be participating in our fundraiser, Miracle Miles, to raise money for Bruh Tesfa’s hostel program. For every $1 donated, we will walk 1 minute. If we reach $180 or 180 minutes, we will walk all the way to Italy! Our 3 hours of walking is the same amount of time students would walk from their homes to school without the assistance of Bruh Tesfa’s hostel program. Help us walk 3 hours so the students in the hostel program don’t have to!

We’ve set a team fundraising goal of $5,000, which will financially support 5 students for an entire year.

A $40 donation = scholastic materials for 1 student for 1 academic semester

An $80 donation = scholastic materials for 1 student for 1 academic year

A $125 donation = scholastic material, clothes, and transport for 1 student in their first semester of university

A $175 donation = hygiene materials, clothes, sportswear, etc. for 1 student for 1 academic semester

A $210 donation = food for 1 student for 1 academic semester

A $250 donation = scholastic material, clothes, and transport for 1 student in their first year of university

Any contribution is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your interest and support! To learn more about Bruh Tesfa and the hostel program, please visit their website, www.bruhtesfa.org.

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To This Fundraiser

$8,110

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tessa H

     

  • Mark Crawford

    $25

  • Pam and Arty Gladstone

    $50

  • Kelsey's forgotten uncle

    $349

  • Your Texas Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mom & Dad

    $100

  • Marjie Woods

    $40

  • Elizabeth

    $25

  • Raleigh Mills

     

  • Raleigh Mills

     

  • Caroline Land

    $10

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Jane Evans

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jaime Bloxom

    $25

  • Louise and Wayne Gordon

    $50

  • Rita & James Etheridge

    $50

  • Ed Evans

    $25

  • Erica Pastore

    $25

  • Duncan, Amanda & McKayla

    $250

  • Jackie Ortega

     

  • Hannah Albertson

    $25

  • Missy Quilty

    $50

  • Ashley & Simon Barrett

    $100

  • Mary Fowler

    $50

  • Sally Grispo

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Soapie Sharitz

    $180

  • Bobby and Virginia Sharitz

    $75

  • Jen Krondon

     

  • The Shepherds

     

  • Zach and Becca

    $75

  • Nicole Borghard

    $25

  • Poppie and Nana

    $50

  • Mary Cadden

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Rice Family

    $25

  • Ron Gladstone

    $50

  • Karen Hauser

     

  • Sarah

    $25

  • Aunt Sue

    $100

  • Mary Lee Fritts

    $25

  • Dan Gliniecki (Aunt Sue's Special Friend)

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Manis Crew

    $50

  • Mike, Erin, Rylan and Reese

    $50

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Kaxs

    $25

  • Aunt Lisa, Uncle Ben, Madison and Connor

    $20

  • The Frantz's

    $25

  • Suzanne

     

  • Patty

     

  • Jeff and Leslie Knapp

     

  • Robin & Keith WEST

     

  • Michelle

     

  • Michael Rollins

     

  • Moonlighting

     

  • Aunt Wendy & Uncle Michael

    $50

  • The Cipollas

    $25

  • Vicky Rivas

    $10

  • Maya

    $10

  • Danielle

    $10

  • Savannah Sowers

     

  • Aunt Col & Alan

    $100

  • Langhorne

    $50

  • t.r. collection

    $50

  • Gus and Maggie

    $50

  • Janet McClure

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $80

  • sharon Heinz

     

  • Uncle Kenny

    $200

  • Dale Call

    $200

  • Hilary and Daquan

    $10

  • Heidi and Dustin Mason

    $25

  • Heidi, Dustin, and Hilary

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lindsey Nuckols

    $30

  • Lindsey Nuckols

    $100

  • Trish and Jason Knapp

    $50

  • The Doyle Family

    $100

  • Lori

    $50

  • Grandma & Greg

    $25

  • Amy zang

    $25

  • Renee Burchard

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • P. Kevin Trompak

     

  • For Emily Craft

    $25

  • Kim Westlin

    $25

  • Michael

    $20

  • Kristen Berry

    $80

  • Mary Boone

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Sue Moore

    $50

  • Anonynous

    $250

  • Roger Guisinger

     

  • Liz Slate

    $100

  • Connie and Keith Block

    $50

  • Lynn Fisher

    $25

  • David Miller

    $80

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101% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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The Team: $8,110 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Liza Spivey

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$1,025

 

293% Raised of $350 Goal

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Candace Rutherford

Amount Raised

$650

 

118% Raised of $550 Goal

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Brittany Fisher

Amount Raised

$645

 

184% Raised of $350 Goal

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Kelsey Friedman

Amount Raised

$594

 

170% Raised of $350 Goal

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Kelsey Nuckols

Amount Raised

$525

 

150% Raised of $350 Goal

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Cammy Cohen

Amount Raised

$510

 

146% Raised of $350 Goal

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Emily Craft

Amount Raised

$420

 

120% Raised of $350 Goal

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Ashley Knapp

Amount Raised

$400

 

89% Raised of $450 Goal

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David Miller

David Miller

DONATION: $80

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Lynn Fisher

Lynn Fisher

DONATION: $25

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Connie and Keith Block

Connie and Keith Block

DONATION: $50

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Liz Slate

Liz Slate

DONATION: $100

For Liza Spivey 2 years ago

Roger Guisinger

Roger Guisinger

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Anonynous

Anonynous

DONATION: $250

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Sue Moore

Sue Moore

DONATION: $50

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Anonymous

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DONATION: $15

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Mary Boone

Mary Boone

DONATION: $10

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Kristen Berry

Kristen Berry

DONATION: $80

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