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Gisset Renteria's Fundraiser:

Pencils of Promise NYC 2014

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THE STORY:

The Founder of Pencils of Promise, Adam Braun, asked a small boy on the streets of India, “What do you want most in the world?”  The boy replied, “A pencil.”  When Adam gave it to him, the boy’s eyes brightened as a wave of possibility washed upon him.  It was during Adam’s travels that he learned there are “250 million children in the world who lack a basic education.”  With only $25 he started his organization Pencils of Promise, with a mission to build schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all.  Since their start, Pencils of Promise has built 200 schools and educates 15,000 children every day.

Two years ago during a safari trip to Africa, a little boy asked me for a pen.  When I gave it to him his eyes brightened with the same wave of possibility.  This reminded me of Adam Braun’s incident in India and had a lasting effect on me.  I felt a sense of responsibility to our local and global communities and have found a way to help make a change.

I believe every child should have access to quality education and have partnered with Pencils of Promise to fundraise through my participation in the TCS New York City Marathon.  I have pledged to raise $3,000 and would like to ask for your support.  Any donation no matter the amount will help me reach my goal.

Did you know in a developing country:

$25 educates a child for a year.

$250 provides a student with a secondary school scholarship.

$10,000 builds a primary school classroom.

$25,000 builds and sponsors a primary school.

All funds raised will go directly to building schools and classrooms as well as to their programs that focus on teacher training, student scholarships, and community health.  Please help me reach my goal and together we will make a difference in the lives of many children that otherwise would not have access to education.

Thank you for your support,

Gisset Renteria

 

“Because as long as somewhere in the world a child still stands with an outstretched hand asking for nothing more than a pencil, our mission will continue on.”             Adam Braun, The Promise of A Pencil

 

LEARN MORE

www.pencilsofpromise.org

$3,135

MONEY RAISED
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  • Gisset Renteria

    $100

  • The Sandoval Family

     

  • Ana & Jesse Torres

    $20

  • Lettypooh!!! Go Giss!

    $100

  • DorothyInez Del Tufo

    $20

  • Claudia Figueroa

     

  • Mario Quintana

    $100

  • Isela & Nick London

    $20

  • Luz Felix

    $100

  • Victor Barajas

    $20

  • Leonel

    $20

  • Cynthia Perez

     

  • Meza Family

    $50

  • Jeff Koscher

    $100

  • Andreyas, Nicholas, and Kristen Boghossian

    $100

  • Francilla Lapena

    $25

  • Mirna Fernandez

    $25

  • Janine Renteria

    $50

  • Go get 'em Gisset!! xx

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Socorro Flores

    $25

  • Gonzalez Family

    $30

  • Tony Interiano

    $50

  • Javi

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jovel

    $25

  • Carole A Henning

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Linda Garcia

     

  • Lorri Herman

    $25

  • Mom and Dad

    $50

  • Jesus Perez

    $50

  • Mommy2go.com

    $20

  • Jamik Construction

    $100

  • Araceli

    $50

  • Eloisa Mena

    $25

  • Patty and Steve Pineda

    $100

  • Lisette Moreno

    $20

  • Melissa, Pansa, Emma, Daisy & Ricky

    $50

  • Alfredo Aguilar

    $50

  • Rebecca Covarrubias

    $100

  • Alejandra Escobar & Family

    $40

  • Jess Arana

    $50

  • Claire Gelinas NYC

    $25

  • Maria

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sherry Voigt

    $25

  • Diana Gomez

     

  • Robbie-

     

  • Marlene Gonzales

     

  • Dave, Mari, & AAAA Girls!

     

  • Debra Greene

    $50

  • Juan Ortega

    $25

  • Pablo Sandoval and Camilla Tubbs

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nancy Wagner

     

  • Running Buddy

     

  • Rocio Belloso

     

  • Everyday Makeup 101

    $200

  • Crown Development General Contractors

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Javier, Salina, & Lorena

    $25

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105% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $57,694 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Earl Hunt

Amount Raised

$12,275

Fundraiser Title

Martin Rozenblum

Amount Raised

$7,256

 

104% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hannah Deixler

Amount Raised

$4,056

 

123% Raised of $3,300 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Sullivan

Amount Raised

$3,800

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Andrews

Amount Raised

$3,655

 

73% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Brown

Amount Raised

$3,250

 

100% Raised of $3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kat Hurley

Amount Raised

$3,195

Fundraiser Title

Gisset Renteria

Amount Raised

$3,135

 

105% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Javier, Salina, & Lorena

Javier, Salina, & Lorena

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Crown Development General Contractors

Crown Development General Contractors

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Everyday Makeup 101

Everyday Makeup 101

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Rocio Belloso

Rocio Belloso

You can do it! 4 years ago

Running Buddy

Running Buddy

4 years ago

Nancy Wagner

Nancy Wagner

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Pablo Sandoval and Camilla Tubbs

Pablo Sandoval and Camilla Tubbs

4 years ago