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Pencils of Promise NYC Marathon 2017

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THE STORY:

About 263 million kids are not in school. Join me as I run 26.2 miles in the New York City Marathon to support Pencils of Promise, "PoP." $25 provides educational opportunities for a student in need. Together we can help 60 teachers and help a community sustain education for their children.

I believe in making our world a better place, especially for children. "Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." -Malala Yousafzai

Last year I was inspired by a book I downloaded on Audible, called "Pencils of Promise: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" by Adam Braun, the founder. 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 know, this audio book would change how I looked at our world and I instantly wanted to become involved. I tried to travel with them to volunteer, yet I wasn't able to. The reason PoP does not take outsiders is because the schools are built from the ground up, by the community itself, which creates jobs and has 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 founded in 2008 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 360 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 and impacting the lives of children by putting pencils in their hands! ✏️

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To This Fundraiser

$1,080

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

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36% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $37,342 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Stuart and Megan Rogers

Amount Raised

$5,161

 

172% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Hunter Hames

Amount Raised

$3,050

 

102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Austin Bishop

Amount Raised

$3,020

 

101% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Lana Khabarova

Amount Raised

$2,806

 

94% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Sarah Malone

Amount Raised

$2,800

 

93% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Ginette Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$2,695

 

90% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Lex Curtis

Amount Raised

$2,212

 

74% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Bruce Macfarlane

Amount Raised

$2,095

 

70% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

John & Regina Grosso at Corktree Fine Wines

John & Regina Grosso at Corktree Fine Wines

DONATION: $100

23 hours ago

Carol Riedener

Carol Riedener

DONATION: $100

24 hours ago

Gregory Behrens

Gregory Behrens

DONATION: $20

3 days ago

Kelley McDermott

Kelley McDermott

DONATION: $25

Can't wait to run with you! 4 days ago

Jessica Kevins

Jessica Kevins

1 week ago

Matty H

Matty H

DONATION: $50

Good luck 2 weeks ago

Karen LaMura

Karen LaMura

DONATION: $25

Good luck! You're going to love it and hate it at the same time!! 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 weeks ago

Kerry Glenday

Kerry Glenday

DONATION: $25

4 weeks ago

Rachael's Dad

Rachael's Dad

DONATION: $250

Have fun! 1 month ago