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Send Briana to Costa Rica & Beyond

Organized by: Maura Daly

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Maura Daly via Crowdrise
April 30, 2015

I'm leaving the campaign up through the weekend incase anyone else would like to support Briana. Additional funds will be saved for college! See More

THE STORY:

I'm raising money to help the high school student I mentor, Briana, get to Costa Rica this summer for a Spanish immersion & service program through The Road Less Traveled. Her tuition is paid for via a grant but her mom can't afford to cover the flight and other costs associated with an international trip.

Briana lives with her single mom and two brothers in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood of Chicago. Because her mom works so hard to support their family, she leans on Briana to help out at home. She's frequently taking care of her younger brother, cooking meals, cleaning up, etc. all while maintaining an A average. Her mom worries about her safety so she doesn't let her travel around the city alone. She's had to grow up faster than most kids and is very responsible. She even uses her babysitting money to help out with family finances. 

She is a junior at Holy Trinity High School and apart of the Partnership to Educate and Advance Kids (PEAK) where she receives a full scholarship and a mentor (ME!). To be apart of PEAK, students must come from low-income households and be B/C students. Briana has blown the 2.0 GPA requirement out of the water! She's at the top of her class and a bit shy, which is why going on this trip would be very worthwhile.

I'd love to be able to help Briana expand her world view outside her struggling Chicago neighborhood. The tuition is covered through a grant, so she'll need the funds to cover:

Flight - est. $650
Passport Fees - $105
Travel Insurance - est. $50
Spending Money (19 days) - $300 (about $15/day)
Exit fee from Costa Rica - $29

TOTAL: $1134

Briana and I appreciate any help you can offer! 

Anything raised above and beyond the $1134 needed will go to cover the fees associated with this site. If there's any leftover, it will be put into a savings account for her to use in college.

Thank you for helping me provide an experience of a lifetime for a deserving young girl!

$1,805

 

150% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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  • Karen & John

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • MN Byrnes Family

    $40

  • Annie

    $15

  • Bridget

    $15

  • Meghan

    $25

  • Kirti and Deepak Patel

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Kay

    $50

  • Reid & Peter

    $30

  • Nikki

    $20

  • Danny S

    $15

  • Barb & Mike Johnson

    $50

  • Shannon

    $50

  • Laura K

    $15

  • Eric

    $40

  • Kiley

    $15

  • Stacey Lynn

    $20

  • Lynn Girard

    $20

  • Laura G

    $15

  • Betty

    $40

  • Amanda

    $40

  • Petros

    $20

  • nikki

    $15

  • Rachel Vanderkamp

    $20

  • The Moulthrops

    $20

  • Malia

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Christy Hawley

    $50

  • Marty

    $10

  • John and Allie

    $50

  • CYNTHIA PEREZ

    $50

  • Sam Perez

    $100

  • Mildred Perez

    $50

  • Kevin

    $10

  • Chris and Colleen

    $30

  • Wanda & Eduardo

    $100

  • Ernie

    $10

  • Donuts

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • RZ

    $10

  • Clint & Whitney

    $15

  • Freeosk, Inc.

    $100

  • Kara & Joe

    $20

  • Caitlin

     

  • Complete Cleaning Company

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Stephanie

    $25

  • Allen K Brown

    $50

  • Miriam Farnco

    $20

  • Kate

    $20

  • Dan

    $25

  • Dolores Daniels

    $100

  • Kelly

    $50

  • Melissa

    $25

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Organized by

Maura Daly

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Melissa

Melissa

DONATION: $25

Have a wonderful trip!! 2 years ago

Kelly

Kelly

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dolores Daniels

Dolores Daniels

DONATION: $100

I am so proud of you Briana. You are an awesome young lady and I know you will be 2 years ago

Dan

Dan

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kate

Kate

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Miriam Farnco

Miriam Farnco

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Allen K Brown

Allen K Brown

DONATION: $50

Enjoy yourself 2 years ago

Stephanie

Stephanie

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Complete Cleaning Company

Complete Cleaning Company

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

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