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Pencils of Promise NYC Marathon 2017

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Ginette Rodriguez

THE STORY:

First of all, welcome to my page and thank you for checking it out! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Ginette Rodriguez and I'm currently living in beautiful Portland, OR. It is here in the Pacific NW that I have discovered my love for running. I originally hail from the east coast, specifically from New Jersey. I went to amazing public schools in New Jersey and decided to stay there for college and graduated from  The College of New Jersey. I honestly believe that the amazing education I received from the schools I attended really set me up for success, both in my professional life as well as my personal life. 


Access to education is in my mind on of those inalienable rights. Americans are probably thinking life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness right now, but I want to dig a bit deeper on what I believe everyone should have access to. Besides the obvious, like safe shelter, clean water to drink, nutritious food to eat, and a group of loved ones, I believe all children should have the opportunity to grow, learn, and develop into their best possible selves. One of the only ways to do this is to promote a lifelong love of learning. It is through education alone that a person can fully develop, both socially, intellectually, and even emotionally, into a well rounded global citizen. I personally have seen how important a good education can be and how it has led to what I consider a very successful life. But why should I have the opportunity of growth when so many others don't even have a school to attend? 


This leads me to why I decided to pick Pencils of Promise as the organization I wanted to support this year. A few months ago, I had listened to a podcast interview of Adam Braun, the founder of this organization (feel free to check it out if you are interested http://jesslively.com/adambraun/) and quickly became interested in PoP. After further research into both the founder and the organization, I recognized that their mission and values aligned with my own. It was then that I realized that I wanted to do something to support the organization. 


But why be a charity runner for PoP in the NYC Marathon? It combines my original home of the Northeast where I was able to gain the building blocks to a successfull, fulfilling life with my new found love of running that I discovered while in my new home in the Pacific Northwest. It seems fitting that I will travel back to where I had received my own education in order to support other children on their own journeys towards self discovery. I would be honored if you helped me reach my fundraising goal to support PoP. Every little bit helps! Even if you can't afford to help financially, please forward this on to raise awareness to others. 

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PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED wrote -

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. 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,095

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Eppley Winant

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Amy Jossy

    $25

  • Eleanor McLellan

    $50

  • Aunt Joan Winant

    $250

  • Alison Fairweather

    $25

  • Ashley Church

    $100

  • Jen Principe

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Irene and German Rodriguez

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Melanie Bugher

    $30

  • Greta Jasker

    $15

  • Briana Forman

    $50

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70% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $19,972 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Stuart and Megan Rogers

Amount Raised

$4,115

 

137% 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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Lana Khabarova

Amount Raised

$2,575

 

86% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ginette Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$2,095

 

70% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Sarah Malone

Amount Raised

$1,830

 

61% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Isa Penzini

Amount Raised

$1,235

 

41% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Katharine Gatenby

Amount Raised

$1,165

 

39% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Christina Obolenskaya

Amount Raised

$909

 

30% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Briana Forman

Briana Forman

DONATION: $50

You got this! 4 weeks ago

Greta Jasker

Greta Jasker

DONATION: $15

1 month ago

Melanie Bugher

Melanie Bugher

DONATION: $30

So proud of you, sis! 1 month ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 month ago

Irene and German Rodriguez

Irene and German Rodriguez

DONATION: $200

Best of luck! 2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

In honor of the future Geneva Rodriguez 3 months ago

Jen Principe

Jen Principe

DONATION: $25

Good luck!!! You're incredible! 3 months ago

Ashley Church

Ashley Church

DONATION: $100

Its the least I could do, for all you do for me <3 3 months ago

Alison Fairweather

Alison Fairweather

DONATION: $25

Good Luck!!!x 4 months ago

Aunt Joan Winant

Aunt Joan Winant

DONATION: $250

What a great cause! 4 months ago