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NYC Marathon 2010 Room to Read

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Courtney & Sharan Lawsing/Kaur via Crowdrise
November 06, 2010

WE MADE IT TO OUR GOAL!! HUGE thanks to everyone 10 girls will now have access to an education for a year thanks to you! THANK YOU!!  See more
Courtney & Sharan Lawsing/Kaur

THE STORY:

Room to Read is a global organization that is doing incredible work around educational infrastructure, literacy skills, and girls’ education in 9 developing countries. There are 770 million illiterate people in the world, 90% of them living in Asia and Africa. Room to Read works in Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka, Laos, South Africa, Zambia and Bangladesh in order to improve global literacy and gender equality in education. We have done this important work for the last 10 years by publishing 550 new local language children’s titles in 23 different languages, building over 1,400 schools, 11,000 libraries and supporting 10,000 girls’ scholarships.

Room to Read has developed a holistic, multi-pronged approach to help children in the developing world gain the lifelong gift of education through four core programs:

* Reading Room — We establish libraries and stock them with local-language children’s books, original Room to Read titles, donated English-language books, games and furniture to create a child-friendly learning environment.

* School Room — We partner with local communities to build schools so children can learn in a safe, child-friendly environment.

* Local Language Publishing — We source new content from local writers and illustrators and publish high-quality children's books in the local language to distribute throughout our networks.

* Girls' Education — We provide long-term, holistic support enabling girls to pursue and complete their secondary education.


Room to Read is a phenomenal organization and John Wood, Room to Read's Founder and Board Chair, is a progressive, results-oriented, and inspirational social entrepreneur. John has also written a book entitled Leaving Microsoft to Change the World that describes his journey after his time as a senior executive at Microsoft, the early days of Room to Read, and its vision for change. I know you will find this to be an interesting organization that effectively marries business principles with high quality social impact.

Please see Room to Read's website for more information: www.roomtoread.org

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To This Fundraiser

$2,550

MONEY RAISED
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  • UL

    $20

  • Andrew West

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Megan Burns

    $25

  • William T. Gilroy

    $100

  • CC

    $20

  • Jim and Lisa Lawsing

    $100

  • Mark and Margot

    $100

  • Jody Rutherfurd

    $50

  • Pam & Bob Scott

    $50

  • Rev. Debbie Schmidt

    $100

  • Andrea & Oliver Rutherfurd

    $50

  • Harriet & Josh

    $50

  • PAC

    $50

  • Bill

    $50

  • Irene and Bill Gilroy

    $100

  • Carrie Garber

    $20

  • Kathy and Bill Eisenhardt

    $100

  • Tom Gilroy

    $50

  • The Cloughs

    $45

  • marilyn Oliva

    $200

  • Luigi Messana

    $25

  • Shazma, Shaiya and Aly

    $100

  • Katie Hawins

    $20

  • Randi Brown

    $25

  • Brad Goldberg

    $35

  • Morgan Macdonald

    $20

  • Kate and Gabe Levin

    $100

  • Mary A. Horenkamp

    $50

  • Lauren Canton

    $20

  • Jason Jendrewski

    $25

  • Alex Holmes

    $25

  • Victoria Rutherfurd

    $25

  • Marina Rutherfurd

    $20

  • Brooke Lawsing

    $20

  • Gina Stoll

    $50

  • Margaret Butler

    $25

  • Carrie and Noah Corwin

    $30

  • Stephanie Bengtsson

    $20

  • Peter and Susie

    $20

  • Ashley Gagne

    $20

  • ABC

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Elizabeth Pemmerl

    $25

  • Annabel and Tim Coleman

    $15

  • James

    $10

  • Bean

    $10

  • Karen Sanborn

    $100

  • Bridget Joyce - GO COURT!!!!

    $25

  • Maureen Clough

    $20

  • Ellen Purpus

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $125

  • Harriet Hardaway

    $25

  • Conor French

    $25

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102% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Donor Comments

Conor French

Conor French

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Harriet Hardaway

Harriet Hardaway

DONATION: $25

Congrats Courtney! Way to go! 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $125

6 years ago

Ellen Purpus

Ellen Purpus

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Maureen Clough

Maureen Clough

DONATION: $20

i hope this helps push you over the edge! don't tell dave i gave more ;) hahaha KILL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6 years ago

Bridget Joyce - GO COURT!!!!

Bridget Joyce - GO COURT!!!!

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Karen Sanborn

Karen Sanborn

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

James

James

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Bean

Bean

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Annabel and Tim Coleman

Annabel and Tim Coleman

DONATION: $15

6 years ago