Skip to content
leslieschmitz's profile image - click for profile

Leslie Schmitz's Fundraiser:

Schmitz Ladies Running for Daraja

Leslie's Photo
Leslie's Photo
Leslie's Photo
Leslie's Photo
Leslie's Photo
Leslie's Photo
Leslie Schmitz

THE STORY:

 

My name is Leslie Schmitz and I am in a club at school where we fundraise for the Daraja Academy for girls in Kenya . My mom, Pam, and I are joining together to raise money for Daraja by running the Bay to Breakers this year. We have to raise $2,500, which is enough money to send a girl to school for a year.


We have been matched with Kenyan student Tina Pessi for the Race for Daraja! Tina is an 18-year old student from Dol-Dol, an area 30 minutes  from campus. Tina is from the Maasai tribe, a tribe that traditionally places very low priority on girls education. She is also a twin. Upon their graduation from class eight, her sister was allowed to continue onto secondary school, while Tina was asked to stay home. It costs about $500 to go to high school in Kenya. Students have to pay for tuition, as well as school supplies and uniforms. The drop rate from elementary school to high school is 80%. Tina's life path was set to make her another statistic. Fortunately, Tina received a four year scholarship from Daraja Academy...a twist in her fate that will not only change the course of her future, but that of her siblings and future children. 

Paria Rajai of Daraja says, "Hopefully one day you will be able to meet Tina. She is ALWAYS smiling! She is so grateful to be at Daraja- she never takes it for granted. She has made it her home. All the children on campus gravitate toward her because she is so sweet and nurturing."  

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$775

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Barbara Neill

    $50

  • Russ Palmer

    $25

  • Diane Fiddyment

    $25

  • Peter/Catherine Heyworth

    $25

  • Catherine and Mike

    $25

  • Donna DeSanctis

    $25

  • Holly Bragman

    $40

  • The Lamb's

    $25

  • Charles Gompertz

    $100

  • Chris and Lori Lopin

    $25

  • cederstrom/larsen

    $40

  • Jane Scarbrough

    $100

  • Kate, John. Liza and Abby

    $100

  • Nancy Polsky

    $25

  • Janet Myers

    $20

  • Wilkins/Weber Financial

    $50

  • Amy Blackburn

    $50

  • Grandma A (Anne Stratford)

    $25

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

31% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $775 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Leslie Schmitz

Amount Raised

$775

 

31% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Blackburn

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Grandma A (Anne Stratford)

Grandma A (Anne Stratford)

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Amy Blackburn

Amy Blackburn

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Wilkins/Weber Financial

Wilkins/Weber Financial

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Janet Myers

Janet Myers

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Nancy Polsky

Nancy Polsky

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Kate, John. Liza and Abby

Kate, John. Liza and Abby

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Jane Scarbrough

Jane Scarbrough

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

cederstrom/larsen

cederstrom/larsen

DONATION: $40

Way to go, Leslie!!!!!!! 5 years ago

Chris and Lori Lopin

Chris and Lori Lopin

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Charles Gompertz

Charles Gompertz

DONATION: $100

5 years ago