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Ned Runs for Beyond el Campo

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September 15, 2012

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BENEFITING: READER TO READER INC

EVENT DATE: Oct 07, 2012

HOURS PLEDGED: 300

Ned Carson

THE STORY:

On October 7th I will run the Portland Marathon, and I would appreciate your support for Beyond el Campo, an amazing little organization doing big important work. I've been training hard and I hope you can give to keep this project going strong.

This past summer I volunteered for Beyond el Campo, a rural education initiative in a small coffee-growing region in Costa Rica, working with the literacy non-profit Reader to Reader. Beyond el Campo supports literacy and life-long learning through programs at the Biblioteca Pública de Santa Cruz, a small-but-growing public library that offers a variety of vital reading and education projects.

Through the summer, we improved and beautified the library building, hosted English classes, movies, and story and craft times at the library, and ran two-week summer reading workshops. The library has touched the lives of many. Circulation more than doubled over the summer, and happy youngsters buzzed in and out to check out books, read, or work on an art project. A committee of local residents formed to continue and expand the library's crucial reading and community engagement programs.

Beyond el Campo and the Biblioteca Pública need funds to grow and flourish. With more resources, the library can provide more of the popular reading and craft activities for kids that drove circulation this summer, buy more books in popular categories like young adult fiction and self-help, complete crucial building maintenance projects, and pay for a local high schooler to staff the library. Your support will go directly to helping a vital service in a small town that needs its library.

Thank you for your support, and I'll run darned hard,

Ned

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$617

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  • Anna

    $30

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  • Alex

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  • John and Mary Ruth

    $50

  • M+M

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  • Anonymous

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  • Kevin

    $100

  • Anne and Jim Taff

    $26

  • Wood

    $15

  • Andreina

    $25

  • Sam

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  • Marina

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123% Raised of $500 Goal

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Marina

Marina

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Sam

Sam

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Andreina

Andreina

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Wood

Wood

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Anne and Jim Taff

Anne and Jim Taff

DONATION: $26

Hi Ned, What a great cause! We're rooting for you. Anne and Jim 4 years ago

Kevin

Kevin

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

M+M

M+M

DONATION: $30

Good luck! Great cause! 4 years ago

John and Mary Ruth

John and Mary Ruth

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Ned! Happy trails! 5 years ago