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Race for 77 - Brenda & Jeff

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BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund

EVENT: Bay to Breakers

EVENT DATE: May 15, 2011

Jeffrey Grannis

THE STORY:

About my Race for Daraja and Brenda:

This Sunday, May 15, I will be running the 100th Annual Bay To Breakers in San Francisco for Daraja Academy, a school for girls in Kenya (a program of the Carr Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) California public benefit corporation).

I will join 77 people as part of the Daraja Race for 77 Team. (77 people running to match the 77 students on campus!) Each of us will be partnered with a student and has committed to finding a minimum of 10 people to sponsor us in this race and I am hoping you will consider being a sponsor of mine.

If you are short on time, check out this short-subject documentary about Daraja Academy (running time 14 mins), that was just featured at the 7th Annual San Francisco International Women's Film Festival:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YOxeAP_dIo

The reason I've joined the Daraja 77 is a very close friend of mine, Paria Rajai (who I've know since the good ol' days at Walt Disney Elementary School) has been working with this organization for almost 3 years now and spent all of last year volunteering in Kenya at Daraja Academy. Living vicariously through her blog posts, emails and Picasa albums, I learned a lot about how this organization and Daraja Academy has had a positive impact on all these student's lives, and how this will impact the developing world. I knew with all the amazing, selfless work Paria was doing to help these girl, the least I can do is help fundraise. Paria has devoted her life and soul over the last few years to this cause, and seeing the incredible drive she has for all these amazing girls at Daraja Academy, I sincerely ask you to consider being a sponsor of mine for this fundraiser.

A few quick facts about Africa and Daraja:

 

About The Carr Educational Foundation and Daraja Academy:

The mission of Carr Educational Foundation is to create sustainable educational models in struggling communities. Daraja Academy is its first project. Daraja Academy is an entirely free boarding secondary school (high school) in Kenya that provides a four-year scholarship for girls with high academic grades and excellent leadership abilities but no means to continue their education.

Daraja is an example of a sustainable school system in Kenya that the Carr Foundation wants to continue creating across East Africa.

To fully understand the magic of the school, check out this award-winning short film entitled “Girls of Daraja”: http://tinyurl.com/28rpyer

The academy believes change occurs in a developing country through the people themselves. Daraja Academy has been established to provide young Kenyan women the tools to create change and become the country’s future leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

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$1,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jeffrey Grannis

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sarina Rosner

    $40

  • Diana and Charles Grannis

    $100

  • Mike and Kim Grannis

    $50

  • Krystle

    $10

  • sholeh mirzai

    $20

  • Ashley Wells

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jessica Krell

    $25

  • Faith Ward

    $20

  • Karen Tan

    $20

  • Henry & Sally Rivers

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $400

  • Anonymous

    $300

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80% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,200 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $300

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $400

6 years ago

Henry & Sally Rivers

Henry & Sally Rivers

DONATION: $20

Good luck Jeff. Glad to help 6 years ago

Karen Tan

Karen Tan

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Faith Ward

Faith Ward

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Jessica Krell

Jessica Krell

DONATION: $25

So proud of you!!!!!! 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Ashley Wells

Ashley Wells

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

sholeh mirzai

sholeh mirzai

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Krystle

Krystle

DONATION: $10

Good luck Jeff !! 6 years ago