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Christina Obolenskaya's Fundraiser:

Pencils of Promise NYC Marathon 2017

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Christina Obolenskaya

THE STORY:

Hi!


My name is Christina and I am a college student trying to help build more schools around the world by running 26.2 miles. From a recent volunteer trip to Fardihabad, India I got to see the tangible effects that an education has on a child's life. When I worked at the local slum school, I got to teach children English and Math. All the children were enthusiastic about learning new things every day, but many factors held back bright minds from excelling to higher levels. The school lacked funding to ensure a more rigorous curriculum for the promising students, and many of the students did not have access to basic resources such as textbooks. I was frustrated to see these young girls and boys have so much potential, while also realizing that the school could not provide them with the opportunities so that they could advance in their educational careers. 


After this trip, I have set out a mission to do the most that I can to raise support for the building of more schools. Pencils of Promise is an amazing charity that provides children in countries such as Guana, Guatamela, Laos, and Nicaragua with schools built in their local communities. PoP oversees the building of new schools, and in the past few years a total of 400 schools were built!!!!!! 


Why don't you join me in my marathon journey and help more children go to school? 


Best, 

Christina 

$1,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Yaqing Zhang

    $17.50

  • Donut Fundraiser @Wellesley

    $117

  • Ellen Johnsmeyer

    $25

  • Sofya

    $50

  • Aleksey Obolensky

    $300

  • Vera Vesselovskaya

    $300

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $291

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100% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $69,663 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Stuart and Megan Rogers

Amount Raised

$7,306

 

244% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Finn Harries

Amount Raised

$5,072

 

169% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Austin Bishop

Amount Raised

$4,398

 

147% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Isa Penzini

Amount Raised

$3,719

 

124% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Danielle DiStefano

Amount Raised

$3,700

 

123% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bruce Macfarlane

Amount Raised

$3,580

 

119% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brandon LaBella

Amount Raised

$3,420

 

114% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lex Curtis

Amount Raised

$3,250

 

108% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $291

9 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $300

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

12 months ago

Vera Vesselovskaya

Vera Vesselovskaya

DONATION: $300

12 months ago

Aleksey Obolensky

Aleksey Obolensky

DONATION: $300

12 months ago

Sofya

Sofya

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Ellen Johnsmeyer

Ellen Johnsmeyer

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Donut Fundraiser @Wellesley

Donut Fundraiser @Wellesley

DONATION: $117

1 year ago

Yaqing Zhang

Yaqing Zhang

DONATION: $17.50

1 year ago