BENEFITING: MAGIC BUS USA
EVENT DATE: May 19, 2013
Join Niraj Vora on May 19th as he runs the Chicago Spring Half (www.chicagospringhalf.com) to raise money for Magic Bus (www.magicbususa.org).
It costs only $25/year for a child to be fully enrolled in Magic Bus - by helping Niraj reach AND SURPASS his goal, we can make Magic Bus a reality for at least 30 children in 2013 - changing their lives for the better!
Since 1999, Magic Bus has been working in slums, villages, schools, and orphanages across India using sports as a catalyst for social change. Using an activity-based curriculum rooted in sports and physical activity, Magic Bus invests in children and youth mentors. Today, Magic Bus has more that 250,000 children enrolled in weekly programs and 8,000 youth volunteer mentors - all of which are from marginalized communities!
44% of Magic Bus children are girls - 98% of which attend secondary school, more than double the national average.
A child in Magic Bus is more likely to finish school, attend vocational training/higher education, engage in safer health practices, marry after the age of 18, and earn more than his/her parents than the average Indian child living under the poverty line.
Thank you for your support!