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Eric Tanner's Fundraiser:

2013 NYC Bridges to Peace Global

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BENEFITING: Seeds of Peace, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Seeds of Peace, Inc.

EVENT: Bridges to Peace Global

EVENT DATE: Sep 29, 2013

Eric Tanner

THE STORY:

Seeds of Peace, Inc. wrote -

On September 29, Seeds, Parents, Counselors, and friends will walk from City Hall across the Brooklyn Bridge to raise awareness and support for Seeds of Peace. 

This past summer I had the privilege of working at Seeds of Peace International Camp.  I have worked there before and I once was a camper, but this summer was special in its own right.  I have never seen a more impressive staff and more inspirational campers.

Just as an example... on July 4th we went to the Portland Sea Dogs game.  After the game and the fireworks, 60 tired campers from 8 countries piled back into our coach bus with Sea Dogs gear and full stomachs.  About 10 minutes into our drive, the bus broke down.  As we all stood outside in a random parking lot in Maine, we were told that it would be an hour and a half until a new bus would come. 

Rather than complain, the campers decided that this was an incredible opportunity to make connections with one another. Within minutes they all found a partner who they did not know well and sat down on the blacktop of this dark parking lot and talked.  They asked about their families, their homes, their hopes, their fears. 

These kinds of conversations are so inspiring to me not because they are solving conflicts or ending in large treaties getting signed.  They are inspiring because everyone who comes to Seeds (and the thousands more who apply) just want a chance to make a connection with "the other side."  Seeds provides that opportunity and so much more.

As a Seed Graduate, I know that my life has been changed because of Seeds.  It made me a better person and a better citizen of the world.  That is why I am walking.

$1,135

MONEY RAISED
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  • Matthew Courey

    $25

  • Jenn Lishansky

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mom and Dad

    $500

  • Eric Durell

    $40

  • Mike Bush

    $50

  • Joe Coleman

    $50

  • ebro

    $25

  • Felders

    $10

  • Craven Laycock

    $50

  • Nicki and Harold Tanner

    $200

  • Meghan McNally

    $25

  • Robbie Tanner

    $100

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87% Raised of $1,300 Goal

The Team: $28,875 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Team Rivkin

Amount Raised

$5,748

Fundraiser Title

Seeds of Peace, Inc.

Amount Raised

$4,375

 

29% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Danny Gould

Amount Raised

$2,490

Fundraiser Title

Team Franzblau Oberman

Amount Raised

$2,368

Fundraiser Title

Perri Gould

Amount Raised

$1,400

 

93% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Lewin

Amount Raised

$1,380

 

138% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Lehmann

Amount Raised

$1,200

Fundraiser Title

Louisa Oreskes

Amount Raised

$1,150

Donor Comments

Robbie Tanner

Robbie Tanner

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Meghan McNally

Meghan McNally

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Nicki and Harold Tanner

Nicki and Harold Tanner

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Craven Laycock

Craven Laycock

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Felders

Felders

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

ebro

ebro

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Joe Coleman

Joe Coleman

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Mike Bush

Mike Bush

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Eric Durell

Eric Durell

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $500

And we will match any additional gifts raised by Eric. 5 years ago