BENEFITING: PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
ORGANIZER: PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
WHY I'M RUNNING: Running has always been a part of my life... from conditioning for various sports growing up, to exercising in Central Park and along the Hudson River Park for fun. While running a full marathon has been on my bucket list for years, I hadn't yet had the opportunity to do so, and if I were, I could only imagine doing it in my favorite city in the world, New York City. This November 2nd, I intend to check this feat off my list.
But, more than just the personal accomplishment, I am honored to be running as part of the Pencils of Promise team. Having a mother, sister, and several cousins who are educators, I am acutely aware of the importance of education. Millions of children throughout the world don’t have the first access to the wonderful resources and teachers I was lucky to have growing up.
Please help me and this wonderful organization as I run through the streets of NYC. Please click on the big orange box to the right to make a donation - every dollar helps. Thanks so much!
WHO I'M RUNNING WITH: This is the second year that Pencils of Promise runners will cross the finish line of the New York City Marathon. Together we are training and raising funds, 100% of which will go directly to building schools and classrooms for those who need them most, as well as to programs that focus on teacher training, student scholarships, and community health.
WHAT IS PENCILS OF PROMISE: Pencils of Promise believes every child should have access to quality education. They create schools, programs, and global communities to support 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 1 year
LEARN MORE: www.pencilsofpromise.org