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Danielle DiStefano's Fundraiser:

Pencils of Promise NYC Marathon 2017

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❤️Thank you all so very much!! ✏️
November 08, 2017

Together we raised over $3,655 for Pencils Of Promise and our PoP NYC Marathon Team collectively raised over $65,000!!! All we raised directly  See more
Danielle DiStefano

THE STORY:

"One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." -Malala Yousafzai

About 263 million kids are not in school, which is why I am running 26.2 miles in the New York City Marathon to support Pencils of Promise. $25 provides education for a student and a chance to escape poverty. Together we can help 60 teachers and help a community sustain education for their children.

Last year I was inspired by reading, "Pencils of Promise: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" by Adam Braun. He was traveling through India, observed a poor child begging, and asked what would he want if he could have anything. The boy's response was, "A pencil." We take our public education for granted.

Little did I realize, this book would impact how I looked at our world. I instantly wanted to become involved and tried to travel as a volunteer, yet PoP doesn't take outside help. The reason is these schools are built from the ground up, by the community itself to create jobs with locals invested in its success. With a small administration, PoP keeps the majority of all funds going to projects and kids. 100% of online donations directly fund school projects.

Pencils of Promise (“PoP”) is a for-purpose organization with the goal of increasing access to quality education for children in the developing world. PoP works with communities in Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos to build schools and create programs that provide educational opportunities for children. To date, PoP has built over 410 schools and provided access to education to more than 33,000 students across the globe, establishing itself as a leader amongst the innovative global nonprofits working toward sustainable social change.

❤️ Thank you for making an extraordinary difference in the world by putting pencils in more children's hands! ✏️

$3,700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Danielle DiStefano

    $25

  • Gen & Steve

    $100

  • Cass

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Danielle Alveari

    $25

  • Charlotte and Ryan Newton

    $100

  • joy :-)

    $25

  • Melissa Wawrzonek

    $25

  • Karen

    $50

  • rachael

    $50

  • Rachael's Dad

    $250

  • Kerry Glenday

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karen LaMura

    $25

  • Matty H

    $50

  • Jessica Kevins

     

  • Kelley McDermott

    $25

  • Gregory Behrens

    $20

  • Carol Riedener

    $100

  • John & Regina Grosso at Corktree Fine Wines

    $100

  • Doris Family

    $25

  • stephanie palmeri

    $25

  • Brian Bennett

    $100

  • Barbara Newton

    $25

  • Rosemary

    $20

  • Paul

    $40

  • Diane and Christian

    $25

  • Yorke Family

    $100

  • Pat mulligan

    $50

  • Nikki P

     

  • Henri

    $25

  • Maegan Cosgrove

    $25

  • Colleen Kiss

    $25

  • Ali Harvazinski

     

  • Karen Bock-Losee

    $50

  • Dad

    $100

  • Joseph Steimel

    $20

  • Katy

    $100

  • Aunt Sue & Uncle Len

    $50

  • Joanne Palmeri

    $25

  • Stephanie Palmeri

    $75

  • Joseph Rote

    $60

  • Fundraiser Party

    $1,300

  • Mary E. Utter

    $100

  • Facebook

    $80

  • Patricia Brennan

    $50

  • Virginia DiStefano

     

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123% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $69,663 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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

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Bruce Macfarlane

Amount Raised

$3,580

 

119% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Brandon LaBella

Amount Raised

$3,420

 

114% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Lex Curtis

Amount Raised

$3,250

 

108% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Virginia DiStefano

Virginia DiStefano

6 months ago

Patricia Brennan

Patricia Brennan

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Facebook

Facebook

DONATION: $80

6 months ago

Mary E. Utter

Mary E. Utter

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Fundraiser Party

Fundraiser Party

DONATION: $1,300

6 months ago

Joseph Rote

Joseph Rote

DONATION: $60

6 months ago

Stephanie Palmeri

Stephanie Palmeri

DONATION: $75

6 months ago

Joanne Palmeri

Joanne Palmeri

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Aunt Sue & Uncle Len

Aunt Sue & Uncle Len

DONATION: $50

Good luck tomorrow Danielle! 7 months ago

Katy

Katy

DONATION: $100

Enjoy the party! Go red go! 🎉🎉🎉🏃🏻‍♀️👣 7 months ago