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Team Somarela NYC Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: SOMARELA FUND INC

EVENT: 2012 ING New York City Marathon - $1 Mil a Mile

EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012

THE STORY:

Join Team Somarela at the 2012 New York City Marathon and help us raise more money than ever before. 

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The Somarela Fund: Protecting Children at Risk in Botswana. The mission of the Somarela Fund is to advance humanitarian work in southern Africa and cultivate global citizenship among youth of diverse backgrounds from the United States and southern Africa through cultural exchange and service-learning trips. Through community service and cooperative experiences we hope to take down barriers between advantaged and disadvantaged youth. We will discover the strengths of those different than each other and offer our services as members of a global community. We see a world where youth of all kinds inspire one another through their diverse strengths. Where they can help each other overcome their own fears and weakedness and recognize themselves how important a role they can play in the lives of others. We see a world of opportunity for Batswana AIDS orphans who otherwise might face a life of despair and/or death. We will cultivate relationships with local social service organizations like Bana Ba Letsatsi through direct funding and by providing community service trips to better these organizations and their surrounding communities. Somarela means  istewardship.

Bana Ba Letsatsi (Sunshine Children), the largest program, was started in 2003 in response to the rapidly growing number of victims of AIDS/HIV and the problems that have evolved as a result of the epidemic. Destitute children, without parents or shelter, are either farmed out to distant relations who don't want them or they are left to roam the streets on their own. In Maun gangs of homeless teens and preteens wander through shopping areas and malls begging and digging through the garbage. Substance abuse is not uncommon. Bana Ba Letsatsi works directly with these disenfranchised children who have left home for life on the streets. The mission is to keep these "social orphans" away from negative influences such as drugs (mostly glue sniffing), begging and petty crime. The ultimate goals are to empower these children to return to mainstream schools, help them establish a life away from the parking lots of Maun, and support them in becoming productive members of society. Bana Ba Letsatsi offers non-formal schooling, counseling services, two meals a day, sex education, job training and financial educational assistance. 

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$70,797

MONEY RAISED
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  • Frank Williams

    $15,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Allie Wiz

    $10

  • myron wacholder

    $100

  • Tom & Bree

    $50

  • Dutton-Tripp family

    $100

  • Dan Mead and Sally Eagle

    $100

  • Brooks Whitehouse

    $100

  • Hamilton and Abigail Shawn

    $100

  • Brendan and Anne

    $200

  • Tucker Family

    $250

  • Sean Lara

     

  • Kieran& Mary Farren

    $50

  • Rick Arney

    $100

  • Laurence and Alexis Pelosi

    $100

  • The Gennis Family

    $100

  • the de Petra family

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Grammie & PopPop

    $100

  • Robert Blackburn

    $100

  • Dreyfous family

    $100

  • Tom Mason

    $30

  • Laurie Norton Moffatt

    $100

  • Mark & Nic Dorison

     

  • Mark Gold and Ellen Kennedy

    $100

  • Ima Believer

    $25

  • Aliya and Nuruddin Virani

     

  • Evelyn Goodfriend

    $100

  • Laurie Sprung and Bill Mayer

    $500

  • Tim and Liz Hughes (Go, Frank, Go!)

    $250

  • Hope & Eric Krutz

    $100

  • Diane Holder

    $100

  • Adam Spiegel

    $100

  • Nicole and Richard Latimer

    $100

  • Alisha & Sean Griffey

    $100

  • Sean O'Donnell

     

  • Chad and Lauryn

     

  • Scott and Carolyn

    $500

  • Gina Price & Michael Kirshbaum

    $250

  • Blackley Family

     

  • Tim & Carolyn Hanson

    $100

  • Sanju Bansal

    $250

  • Mike & Jessica Dodson

    $250

  • Don Flynn

    $50

  • Kurt Shuman & Sarah Showfety

    $50

  • Robert Haft

    $250

  • Ben Farkas

    $250

  • The Sottak Family

    $50

  • Lindsay Sutton

    $30

  • Cheryl Michael

     

  • Jamie Nadeau

    $25

  • Adam and Shira Boehler

    $200

  • Catherine Miller and Dan Lieberman

    $100

  • Ken Tarkoff

    $100

  • Julie & Paul Lane

    $100

  • Dave and ML Thornton

    $200

  • Amy McLaughlin

    $100

  • ZAC STILLERMAN

    $150

  • PD-1b

    $50

  • Colleen Nolan

     

  • Christina Severson

    $75

  • Meagan Untalan

    $100

  • Dharmapalan Family

    $500

  • Silvergleid family

     

  • Aaron Rodgers

    $262

  • Tanai Kamat

     

  • The Goodharts

    $100

  • Schirmeier Family

    $100

  • Lee Baker

    $100

  • Shandy and Triveni Guharoy

    $150

  • Renu Mittal / DB Matched Giving

     

  • Sarah and Marco Larsen

    $250

  • John Corotan

    $30

  • John Corotan / DB Matched Giving

    $30

  • Michael Hom

    $50

  • Mike Hom / DB Matched Giving

    $50

  • Adam Hecht

    $30

  • Adam Hecht / DB Matched Giving

    $30

  • Marcos Rojas

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marcos Rojas / DB Matched Giving

    $30

  • neil

    $200

  • neil / DB Matched Giving

    $200

  • April and Peter Kelly

    $200

  • Chris Dey

    $10

  • Lyndsay and Dave (and Huck!)

    $100

  • Rahul Raizada

    $50

  • Rahul Raizada / DB Matched Giving

    $50

  • Laura & Thomas Clydesdale

    $100

  • Seth Frazier

    $100

  • Anna Collins & Family

    $100

  • Donna and Chip Hazard

    $250

  • Omaria Pratt

    $10

  • Gregg & Anna Brockway

    $50

  • Sally Eagle

    $100

  • Grillo Family

    $100

  • Ern and Sheila

    $100

  • Randi and Andrew Drake

    $50

  • Laurie Stern

    $25

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $70,797 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Frank Williams

Amount Raised

$40,483

 

270% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Howard Bernstein

Amount Raised

$4,731

Fundraiser Title

John Mueser

Amount Raised

$4,007

 

80% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Bruun for Elisif

Amount Raised

$3,220

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Tregoning

Amount Raised

$3,020

Fundraiser Title

Rick Yule

Amount Raised

$2,845

 

95% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hamish Miller

Amount Raised

$2,585

Fundraiser Title

Paula DiLullo

Amount Raised

$1,934

Donor Comments

Laurie Stern

Laurie Stern

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Randi and Andrew Drake

Randi and Andrew Drake

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Ern and Sheila

Ern and Sheila

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Grillo Family

Grillo Family

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Sally Eagle

Sally Eagle

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Gregg & Anna Brockway

Gregg & Anna Brockway

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Omaria Pratt

Omaria Pratt

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Donna and Chip Hazard

Donna and Chip Hazard

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Anna Collins & Family

Anna Collins & Family

DONATION: $100

Frank, Thanks for continuing to be an inspiration! xxoo, Anna 5 years ago

Seth Frazier

Seth Frazier

DONATION: $100

5 years ago