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BENEFITING: Tostan, Inc.

THE STORY:

Tostan may be turning 25… but we are not too old for a game of TAG!  

In this game of TAG, “you’re it” if you believe in the capacity of people and communities to lead their own development.  

T - Talk! about the Tostan issue that excites you the most and share your thoughts on social media with  #TostanTAG. Is it engaging religious leaders in change, giving children in West Africa a head start on educational success, or shifting the social norms that perpetuate violence toward women? Let us—and everyone else—know what matters to you, and why!

A - Act! Invite 2 or more friends to join the conversation by tagging them; challenge them to have a similar conversation and share what matters to them. Invite them to sign up for the Tostan e-newsletter.

G - Give! For just $10 you can support Tostan and be a part of the great things to come in the next generation.

Create a team and invite others to give to increase your impact and your chances of winning exciting prizes from West Africa: there will be prizes along the way for weekly winners and the captain of the team that raises the most money by December 4th will receive one round-trip flight to Senegal in February 2016 for Tostan's 25th anniversary celebration!

Every donation up to $30,000 will be matched by a generous donor who wants to double our impact.

Help us further the impacts of the Breakthrough Generation, 25 years of holistic community-led change:

In 25 years, Tostan’s Community Empowerment Program (CEP) has touched three million people with meaningful grassroots change, including:

  • 19,000+ women selected into community leadership positions and a growing number in elected office
  • 3 million+ people living in communities that have publicly declared an end to female genital cutting and child marriage
  • 100,000 + people who have learned about democracy and how to make decision-making equitable
  • 42,000 + people who have improved their reading skills with a literacy program using mobile phones

How can you contribute?

Meet the Demand for a Human Rights Education: CEP

It costs about $133 to put one person through the 3-year program for a year. Or $12 a month!!

And it costs $22,000 per village for each 3-year CEP: that’s 500 people giving $44!

Bring New Hope to the Future of Africa’s Children: RPP

This year Tostan finished a pilot program, called the Reinforcement of Parental Practices Program (RPP), designed to prepare children for educational success by investing in early childhood development and addressing social norms that prevent parents from interacting with their babies and toddlers. After one year, children in the RPP program had a 50% greater increase in the number of words they used and 95% of the program’s parents became “very knowledgeable ” about Early Childhood Development. The RPP program costs about $8,000 per village and supports 60 caregivers in each village. That’s about $133 per person reached. Tostan has 100 trained facilitators waiting to begin in new communities starting in January. Let’s get them out there!

For the past 25 years we have seen that the small acts of many can collectively change the course of a community’s future.

TAG; You’re it!

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To This Fundraiser

$16,789

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bill and Monica Blizek

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Paul Whynott

    $200

  • Jim and Susan

    $50

  • Liz von Kessler

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Emily Bradley

     

  • bill selby

    $100

  • Larry Remmel

    $100

  • carola lea

    $250

  • Erin Whiteley

    $10

  • Larry

     

  • carol furry/ron kessler

     

  • Ron & Lauren B. Davis

    $218

  • Anna

    $100

  • Jami Vandine

    $25

  • Giles Whiteley

    $10

  • Sue Dray

    $40

  • Mindy and Oliver

    $50

  • Amanda and Hannah Davey

    $100

  • Inner Mammal Institute

    $100

  • Gannon Gillespie

    $100

  • Sophie Palmer

    $10

  • Louise Regan

    $10

  • Ladan Yalzadeh

    $10

  • Sylvie Otten

    $25

  • Steve

     

  • Sally Dray

    $20

  • Devon O'Rourke

     

  • Sandra Diveley Batmangelich

    $100

  • Mitch Rubin and Beth Weitzman

    $50

  • joli

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $90

  • Ciara Scott

    $10

  • Catherine Sangster

    $15

  • Joya

    $15

  • Rozzie K

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Gail Comes

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Shaner Family

    $100

  • Megan & Rick

    $100

  • Janita and Lance

    $1,000

  • Rosa Ammon-Ciaglo

    $15

  • Marjorie Shane McLellan

    $25

  • Tina Malaney

    $200

  • Gretchen

    $15

  • The Suers

    $25

  • Mona Williams

    $25

  • Kelly Williams

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Janalee OBagy

    $20

  • Odile

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sven

    $25

  • Sara Smillie

    $30

  • Nathalie

    $40

  • Erin's Happy Hour Piggy Bank

    $10

  • On The Bus.....

    $100

  • Jami Jo

    $40

  • Portia Shaw

    $50

  • Sue Dray

    $30

  • Poppy

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $825

  • Robert & Mary Eager

    $500

  • Mary Ellen Cunningham & Matt Dressler

    $500

  • Libby Cunningham and Mike O'Leary

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Paul Glickman

    $100

  • Suzanne Bowles

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Peg and Mike Mangan

    $200

  • Molly Glenn

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Danville High School Tostan Club

    $100

  • Sandie Taylor

    $25

  • Kimberly Rebchook

    $50

  • Ellen Holmes

    $35

  • Ann-Caroline van der Ham

     

  • Sonja Noring

    $50

  • Carol Diane

    $50

  • Meri McCoy-Thompson

    $100

  • Erin's mid week cocktail ;-)

    $30

  • Lynne Adesanya

    $30

  • Team Tostan NYC

    $250

  • Maritza Struyvenberg

    $50

  • Kristine

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Amy Nehls

     

  • Ann Burke

    $10

  • Beth Crane

    $80

  • Jennifer Keuler Gayles

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Leigh Tauber

    $50

  • Sue Laris

    $100

  • Rick and Sarah Melching

    $100

  • Jay Quick

    $300

  • Melissa Dann

     

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56% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $16,789 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Team Tostan NYC

Amount Raised

$10,926

 

219% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Seattle Friends of Tostan

Amount Raised

$2,410

Fundraiser Title

Tostan, Inc.

Amount Raised

$1,600

 

5% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

ANNA'S FRIENDS

Amount Raised

$1,235

Fundraiser Title

Students For Tostan

Amount Raised

$345

Fundraiser Title

Leslie Decker

Amount Raised

$133

Fundraiser Title

New England Steps Up for Tostan

Amount Raised

$90

 

2% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kimberly Rebchook

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Melissa Dann

Melissa Dann

In honor of Lisa's passion and leadership! 2 years ago

Jay Quick

Jay Quick

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Rick and Sarah Melching

Rick and Sarah Melching

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Sue Laris

Sue Laris

DONATION: $100

It was great to see Molly when she was in Los Angeles recently. 3 years ago

Leigh Tauber

Leigh Tauber

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Jennifer Keuler Gayles

Jennifer Keuler Gayles

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Beth Crane

Beth Crane

DONATION: $80

3 years ago

Ann Burke

Ann Burke

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Amy Nehls

Amy Nehls

3 years ago