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Susan's Birthday Fundraiser to Support Worldwide Refugee Relief

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THE STORY:

Each of us saw the image of Aylan Kurdi, the 3-year-old child who tragically lost his life during his family's attempt to find a life free of violence, poverty and war. As traumatic as that image was, there was one positive outcome. Globally, people opened their eyes to the growing refugee crisis, one the likes of which the world has never witnessed before. We kept hearing about the massive numbers fleeing, we would see the news coverage, but it took just one picture to finally unleash true compassion, attention and action.

For me, it was more personal. In May of this year, after joining the board of USA for UNHCR, I visited Refugee camps in Kenya and Uganda and saw first-hand the life a refugee lives. Knowing I would need to accurately share a refugee's story, I knew I must at least visit and experience a small sliver of their lives.

Believe me, living in a refugee is camp is something you wouldn't wish on anyone, not even a hated enemy. During our visit, we met with mothers and their children as well as the staff members who work day-in and day-out to provide what little relief they can. Tragically, for those in these camps, there is little to no livelihood, no chance of returning home and very little hope for any kind of future. 

It is for that reason that I'm donating my birthday this year (October 31) to help the plight of refugees everywhere and also insure that more people truly understand what is at stake. 

UNHCR humanitarian workers are working hard in Italy, Greece, Serbia, Hungary, Turkey and other countries in Europe to receive and assist the new refugee arrivals fleeing countries affected by violence and conflict. 

At the same time, we continue to provide desperately needed aid and services in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and across Africa where refugees are facing food cuts and insufficient critical support services.

Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation and sharing with your networks. 

With gratitude and admiration,

Susan

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To This Fundraiser

$27,326

MONEY RAISED
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  • Barrie Koegel

    $50

  • Gabi Z

    $50

  • Andy Isaacson

     

  • Jenni Wolfson

    $25

  • Mitch McCabe

    $120

  • JSW

    $10

  • Hannah Eaves

    $50

  • Brooke Moreland

    $250

  • Tracey

     

  • Kalsoom Lakhani

    $25

  • Janet Elie Faulkner

    $50

  • The Motive

    $150

  • Lilly Hartley

     

  • Michelle Singer

     

  • LV Marchese

    $200

  • Alice Gugelev

    $200

  • Tom McPherson

    $25

  • Robert Goodwin

    $100

  • Patrin

    $100

  • Vanessa Fajans-Turner

    $50

  • Kelly Groehler

    $50

  • Jennifer Lopez

    $100

  • Anastasia Liapis

     

  • kjbkbknvnkvn

    $10

  • jhjhj

    $10

  • Nell DD

    $50

  • Denise Restauri

     

  • Isabelle Jetté

    $100

  • Tara Abrahams

    $100

  • Helle Bank Jorgensen

     

  • Yvette Alberdingkthijm

    $25

  • Liz Pulver

     

  • Anjali Kumar

    $50

  • Stephanie Berger

    $250

  • Rachel Hutchisson

    $100

  • Paula Singer

     

  • Caroline McCarthy

    $50

  • Ellen McGirt

    $50

  • Amy Lehman

     

  • Jane Booth

    $50

  • Rachel Polish

    $100

  • Ken Dowell

    $100

  • Jane & Peter

    $100

  • Naveena Ponnusamy

     

  • DWS

    $100

  • Dave Armon

    $100

  • Lindsey Taylor Wood

    $50

  • Christine

     

  • Luke Cicchinelli

     

  • Clare Peeters

    $50

  • Samantha Ettus

    $30

  • Anita Duenas

     

  • Valerie Claussen

    $20

  • Liz Manne

    $50

  • Kristen Titus

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alex Abelin

    $25

  • Cassandra Pare

    $25

  • Julie Sygiel

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lisa Witter (w/ Bruno, Otto and Christoph)

    $100

  • Laura + Stephane Silverman

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Soraya Darabi

    $40

  • Tanya

    $50

  • Lea Goldman

    $50

  • Christie Nicholson

    $50

  • Lexa Pope

     

  • dawn barber

     

  • Jane Condon

    $100

  • Cyndi Stivers

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Christopher Noble

    $100

  • Gina Reiss-Wilchins

    $100

  • TheLi.st

    $250

  • Sally Kohn, Sarah Hansen + Willa Hansen-Kohn

    $200

  • Amelia Showalter

    $25

  • Margaret Biedel

    $100

  • Leila Darabi

    $50

  • Ann Callison

     

  • Anita C.

    $101

  • Kitty Overton

     

  • impactXdesign

     

  • peter s crosby

     

  • Summer Bedard

    $50

  • Aria Finger

    $50

  • Jean Candiotte

    $100

  • Erica

    $25

  • Charles DeSantis

    $200

  • Jackie Rotman

    $50

  • Jennifer Hall

    $100

  • Francesca Krihely

    $35

  • Jennifer Gelosa

    $100

  • Adam Frankel

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Richard Demato

    $50

  • Jehmu Greene

    $150

  • Alix Lebec

    $50

  • Linda Higdon

    $50

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109% Raised of$25,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

$50

Provides sleeping bags for a family to keep them warm at night.



$150

Provides thermal blankets to keep three families warm.



$200

Provides twenty families with synthetic mats to protect them from sleeping on the cold ground.



$550

Provides a tent to shelter a family from the elements



$1,050

Provides emergency rescue kits, including water, food and warm clothes for 35 survivors.

The Team: $27,326 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

susan mcpherson

Amount Raised

$26,551

 

106% Raised of$25,000 Goal

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Andrea Turner Moffitt

Amount Raised

$210

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Hollie Peltier

Amount Raised

$170

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Margit Detweiler

Amount Raised

$150

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Navpreet Singh

Amount Raised

$100

 

20% Raised of$500 Goal

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Tiffany Norwood

Amount Raised

$80

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Grace Young

Amount Raised

$40

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Todd Grossman

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Linda Higdon

Linda Higdon

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Alix Lebec

Alix Lebec

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Jehmu Greene

Jehmu Greene

DONATION: $150

You're simply the best. 3 years ago

Richard Demato

Richard Demato

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Adam Frankel

Adam Frankel

3 years ago

Jennifer Gelosa

Jennifer Gelosa

DONATION: $100

Happy Birthday & Thank you for being such a positive influence. 3 years ago

Francesca Krihely

Francesca Krihely

DONATION: $35

I am late as usual, but still always inspired by the work you do! This is so critical at a time of a massive refugee crisis. Thank you for being you and fighting a very challenging fight, seeing the worst and helping us work towards a change 3 years ago

Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jackie Rotman

Jackie Rotman

DONATION: $50

Happy birthday Susan!! You are amazing! 3 years ago