BENEFITING: PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
ORGANIZER: PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED wrote -
Hi everyone! I'm not usually one to ask for favors but I was hopping if y'all could make a little dream of mine come true. On November second I will be running the New York City Marathon and partner with Pencils of Promise a "for purpose" organization that focuses on building schools in under resources third world communities. Pencils of Promise focus on building schools in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ghana and Laos and have already built over 200 schools for kids from the age of 5-12. It's my dream now to help them build a school. I know it might sound a bit crazy but sometimes crazy ideas are what lead to great things happening. That is why I am trying to fund raise three thousand dollars, an eighth of what it takes to fully build a school in any of the four countries. All of this started off by reading a book which lead me to run the marathon and now trying to build a school. The best weapon anybody can have is an education, please help me give them one.
PoP's 2014 TCS NYC MARATHON TEAM
This is the second year that Pencils of Promise runners will cross the finish line of the New York City Marathon. Together they will train and raise funds, 100% of which will go directly to building schools and classrooms for those who need them most, as well as to our programs that focus on teacher training, student scholarships, and community health.
WHO WE ARE
Pencils of Promise believes every child should have access to quality education. We create schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all.
$25,000 builds and sponsors a primary school in Ghana, Guatemala, or Laos
$10,000 builds a primary school classroom
$500 provides a teacher with workshop and in-classroom training
$250 provides a student with a secondary school scholarship
$25 educates a child for a year
$10 provides WASH programming for one student for one year