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Sara Jo Malinske's Fundraiser:

Help Educate Mponunye

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BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund

EVENT DATE: Jul 29, 2013

Sara Jo Malinske

THE STORY:

Hello, Friends!!

As most of you know, I am spending the next 6 months of my life in Nanyuki, Kenya, as the Communications Intern for The Daraja Academy of Kenya (the main project for the Carr Educational Foundation). I am giving up my birthday this year in order to benefit Daraja, and my goal is to raise enough money to sponsor one student for one full school year, which is $2,500.

On my last trip to Kenya, I spent two weeks at this school, and was captivated by day one. Daraja Academy is a boarding secondary school for Kenyan girls with top academic scores and exceptional leadership skills but no means to continue their education. The academy provides shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services which allows students to focus on their academic and personal potential, without being hindered by the everyday barriers of poverty.

Within my first couple days here, I connected with a Form 1 (Freshman), Mponunye (mm-pon-oon-yay). She is from Chumvi, Kenya and belongs to the Maasai ethnic group. She is an incredible student, loves to doodle flowers in her notebook in her free time, and is raising her hand more and more in class. I sit with Mponunye during meals at least once a day, and our morning hug is my favorite way to start the day. Help me ensure that Mponunye gets a quality education and a bright future by helping me sponsor her this year.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,945

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michelle Bodnar

    $20

  • Joe Malinske

    $100

  • The Pynes

    $25

  • Christy Bradburn

    $25

  • Diane and Brian Fisher

    $150

  • Sharon Stanish

    $50

  • The Jago Family

    $50

  • Jenoriki Family

    $100

  • Christine Sever

    $15

  • The Biscos Family

    $25

  • Matt Ezzell and Brigid Bronik

     

  • The Lusch Gang

    $100

  • Paquette Family

    $25

  • Gail May

    $25

  • Golshan Jalali

    $15

  • Cathy

    $30

  • Kim Johnson

    $30

  • Mom and Dad

    $500

  • Krissy Mischke

    $25

  • Deirdre Myers

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lauren Umberger

    $20

  • Meg Carnahan

    $10

  • Debi Stirling

    $30

  • Janet Neary

    $50

  • Cathy Rothstein

    $30

  • Annamarie Frost

    $25

  • KathySframeli

    $25

  • Brandy

     

  • Cindy Walters Van Pelt Sperry (hahaha)

    $30

  • Lee & Becky Raudebaugh

    $100

  • Patty Buttitta

    $25

  • The Poorten Family

    $50

  • Cash-Amato/Ernie&Edy;(Paradox)

    $40

  • Andrew Mortillo

    $20

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78% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Andrew Mortillo

Andrew Mortillo

DONATION: $20

Keep it up Sara Jo!! 4 years ago

Cash-Amato/Ernie&Edy;(Paradox)

Cash-Amato/Ernie&Edy;(Paradox)

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

The Poorten Family

The Poorten Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Patty Buttitta

Patty Buttitta

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Lee & Becky Raudebaugh

Lee & Becky Raudebaugh

DONATION: $100

Happy Birthday, you wonderful and generous lady!! We love you very much and are SOOOO proud of you! 4 years ago

Cindy Walters Van Pelt Sperry (hahaha)

Cindy Walters Van Pelt Sperry (hahaha)

DONATION: $30

Happy Happy Birthday - just a couple of days late! Hope you had a great day. I love you! 4 years ago

Brandy

Brandy

Happy Birthday girl :) 4 years ago

KathySframeli

KathySframeli

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Annamarie Frost

Annamarie Frost

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Cathy Rothstein

Cathy Rothstein

DONATION: $30

Happy Birthday Sara!!! Good luck to you and Wanja 4 years ago