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Soccer Salam 2016

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THE STORY:

Soccer Salam is a coalition of four nonprofits, led by military veterans who served in Iraq, and trusted partners on the ground. We are delivering emergency humanitarian aid and the joy of play to Iraq’s most vulnerable children and their families. Alongside distributions of food, clean water, medicine, winter blankets, and other essentials, we deliver soccer balls and other toys wherever possible. The toll that witnessing violence takes on kids is devastating, but meaningful gestures of kindness can foster long-lasting memories and, for at least a moment, let children live and play as children.

THE NEED

UNICEF estimates there are ten million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Iraq. This number includes 4.7 million children. Think about that. Let it sink in. We are losing a whole generation of Iraqi children to poverty, trauma, and inadequate education. How can we sit idly by without helping those we can?

WHAT WE’VE DONE

To date, our Soccer Salam partnership has delivered aid to nearly 3,000 families in Baghdad and across Iraq, including areas previously unreached by other aid agencies. When we hit our goal for this campaign, your generosity will help us support another 1,000 families in need.

Our Iraq-based team members have decades of experience working on-the-ground in support of the children and families most in need. Their first-hand knowledge of the changing situation in Iraq ensures that every donation's impact is maximized.

WHY?

The destabilizing rise of ISIL in Iraq has caused horrible suffering, particularly for children who are forced to grow up in camps with inadequate facilities and limited educational opportunities. Gandhi said, “Whatever you do will not be enough, but it matters enormously that you do it.” When facing the suffering of so many people, it can be overwhelming. All of us can, however, do something. Your contribution means that someone with a name and a face is being helped.

THANK YOU!

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$5,530

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ian and Kensey Burns

    $25

  • Tom and Doris Sellers

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mary Jane and Gene Cole

    $100

  • Judy Mulder

    $25

  • Luma

    $100

  • Cindy Fogleman

    $100

  • Steve/Marilyn Hansen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Vickie Farley

    $40

  • Dale Boman

    $50

  • Tina Sansone

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Victoria Chia

     

  • Glenn & Karan Burns

    $25

  • Wujeong Duncan

    $20

  • Ellen Bogdan

    $50

  • John Nonnemaker

    $10

  • Dave Pendleton

    $20

  • Keith Ivy

    $50

  • Miriam Beck

    $10

  • Raveling Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Sandy

    $25

  • Denver Sister Cities Int'l

    $25

  • Karen Welch

    $20

  • Meghan Smith

    $150

  • Lynette Smith

    $15

  • Don Cole

    $25

  • Nancy and Ron Marshall

    $50

  • Vicki and Joe Carlson

    $250

  • Sunmbal

     

  • Amanda Berry

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • LeAndra Perry

    $25

  • Maureen & Jay Vaught

    $25

  • Joe Jenkins

    $25

  • Judy Marnin

    $100

  • Sue Hunt

    $20

  • Luma Jaffar

    $100

  • Lou Howard

    $250

  • Fern Kissel

    $25

  • Judy Mulder

    $15

  • Judy and Joe Marnin

    $100

  • NANCY Hiatt

    $100

  • M Joan Sprieck

    $50

  • Jenni and Cameron Shirley gift in the names of Gwen and Karl Merkley

    $50

  • Tammy and Ken Richards gift in the names of Jenni and Cameron Shirley

    $50

  • Gwen and Karl Merkley gift in the names of Jarrod and Kristi Cook

    $50

  • Dutch and Donna Mahin

    $50

  • John Cole

    $285

  • Janet and Addison Ault

    $300

  • James Talone

    $50

  • Heera Kamboj, Jaan Singh Cole, and Sayva Kaur Cole

    $250

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111% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

Your Impact:


$250 - Soccer

50 soccer balls can be distributed to Iraqi children to play - a single ball is only $5!

This goal has not been met

$1,000 - Shoes

50 pairs of shoes can be provided to vulnerable children to play in.

This goal has not been met

$1,250 - Play

Allows us to build a small playground and soccer pitch for children to use and play in safely.

This goal has not been met

$1,500 - Food

We can prepare and deliver 50 food baskets full of 10kg flour, 5kg long rice, 2L of oil, 1kg tea, 1kg sugar, 1kg beans, 1kg lentils, 1kg dates, and 1kg chicken that will feed the average family of 6 for a week.

This goal has not been met

$2,000 - Water

125 water tanks and filtration systems can be distributed to families to maintain cleaner water supply throughout camps and for families returning to their devastated homes.

This goal has not been met

$2,500 - Health

Provides medicine, wheelchairs, and first-aid materials like alcohol, scissors, gauze, and chlorine tablets can be purchased and distributed as needed to a camp of over 100 people.

This goal has not been met

$3,000 - Medical Care & Trauma Recovery

Allow us to support the medical needs of children injured by violence and to address the unique needs of children traumatized by violence they have survived.

This goal has not been met

$5,000 - Homes

Allow us to help 20 families restore their homes as they return to recently liberated towns that have been destroyed by ISIS.

This goal has not been met

$8,500 - Livelihoods

Allow us to help 30 families restore their livelihoods as they return to recently liberated towns that have been destroyed by ISIS.

This goal has not been met

The Team: $26,573 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Erik Gustafson for EPIC

Amount Raised

$7,744

 

103% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rick Burns - Karadah Project

Amount Raised

$5,530

 

111% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Taif Jany

Amount Raised

$3,205

 

107% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sean Atkins for Goals and Dreams

Amount Raised

$1,800

 

90% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Emily Burchfield

Amount Raised

$675

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Zeena Rahman

Amount Raised

$515

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David Lange

Amount Raised

$377

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$350

Donor Comments

Heera Kamboj, Jaan Singh Cole, and Sayva Kaur Cole

Heera Kamboj, Jaan Singh Cole, and Sayva Kaur Cole

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

James Talone

James Talone

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Janet and Addison Ault

Janet and Addison Ault

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

John Cole

John Cole

DONATION: $285

2 years ago

Jenni and Cameron Shirley gift in the names of Gwen and Karl Merkley

Jenni and Cameron Shirley gift in the names of Gwen and Karl Merkley

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Tammy and Ken Richards gift in the names of Jenni and Cameron Shirley

Tammy and Ken Richards gift in the names of Jenni and Cameron Shirley

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Gwen and Karl Merkley gift in the names of Jarrod and Kristi Cook

Gwen and Karl Merkley gift in the names of Jarrod and Kristi Cook

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dutch and Donna Mahin

Dutch and Donna Mahin

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

M Joan Sprieck

M Joan Sprieck

DONATION: $50

Thanks, Rick, for your long term efforts and support for these children and their families in Iraq. 2 years ago

NANCY Hiatt

NANCY Hiatt

DONATION: $100

2 years ago