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School Supplies for Orphanage and School in India

Organized by: Denise Wakeman

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Denise Wakeman via Crowdrise
October 03, 2014

Since we blew past the $500 goal, I've upped it. I'm going big now, for $1000! Thanks for your generosity! See More

THE STORY:

UPDATE: Since my original $500 goal was met in just a few days, I've upped it to $1000

In November I'm traveling to India for two weeks on a yoga/meditation and service retreat. During our stay in Rishikesh (located on the banks of the Ganges in the foothills of the Himalayas), we'll be spending time in service at a small orphanage and an elementary school.

My goal is to load up a suitcase with supplies to bring to the kids and with your help, I'll be able to do that.

Ramana's Garden - This is a small orphanage, where we will enjoy lunch and learn about how this organization works to empower these children through employable life skills. They are in need of clothing, first aid supplies, and art supplies.

Helping Hands School - This is the elementary school we have been working to fund through The Village Cooperative. They are in need of school supplies, notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, art supplies, first aid supplies, clothing, books and games.

You may ask, "why aren't you helping schools in your own community?" and that's a good question.

I do support many local causes in my community and the U.S. I also consider myself a global citizen and believe helping one or a few people, no matter where they live, helps us all. When I visit another country, I want to contribute or give back in some way in exchange for the experience, the joy, the adventure and the inevitable transformation that occurs while traveling.

The organization I'm traveling with is a fair-trade company and committed to socially responsible tourism. You can read about it here: http://www.experiencethevillage.com/what-socially-responsible-tourism/

P.S. The picture of me is at Machu Picchu. Afterall, I haven't been to India yet!

$899

 

90% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Bravo, Denise!

    $25

  • Hali

    $20

  • Fran and Wayne

     

  • Elisabeth

    $75

  • MJ

    $25

  • Volker Harbecke

    $25

  • Leila Martin

    $25

  • Erica

    $20

  • Bonnie

    $25

  • Luis F

    $25

  • Karen Salk

    $25

  • Naomi Ryerson

    $20

  • John Long & Family

    $135

  • Kathleen Gage and Karen Noel

    $50

  • Merideth

    $50

  • Kristi Shmyr

    $34

  • Yvonne

    $20

  • Tessa Darbonne

     

  • Lofrese Family

    $25

  • Gaile Wakeman

    $75

  • christy belt

    $50

  • Alan Negus

    $20

  • Jan

    $20

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Denise Wakeman

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The Team: $899 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Denise Wakeman

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Donor Comments

Jan

Jan

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Alan Negus

Alan Negus

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

christy belt

christy belt

DONATION: $50

I believe in education and I believe in Denise. Hope this helps 3 years ago

Gaile Wakeman

Gaile Wakeman

DONATION: $75

Proud of you for doing this along with your other philanthropic endeavors. . .makes a mother proud! 3 years ago

Lofrese Family

Lofrese Family

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Tessa Darbonne

Tessa Darbonne

You have inspired me Denise! xoxo 3 years ago

Yvonne

Yvonne

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Kristi Shmyr

Kristi Shmyr

DONATION: $34

3 years ago

Merideth

Merideth

DONATION: $50

I have a special place in my heart for both education & orphans and will happily support. Have an amazing journey! 3 years ago

Kathleen Gage and Karen Noel

Kathleen Gage and Karen Noel

DONATION: $50

May the journey to India be blessed. 3 years ago

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