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Team Somarela NYC Marathon 2012

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October 27, 2012

In Delightful Memory of Player Crosby  See more

BENEFITING: SOMARELA FUND INC

ORGANIZER: SOMARELA FUND INC

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

EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012

Erik Bruun

THE STORY:

SOMARELA FUND INC wrote -

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

Click the big DONATE button or go one step further and help us fundraise by clicking the JOIN THE TEAM button. You'll get your own fundraising page to share with all your amazing family and friends. 

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. 

Thank you for your support!

Click here to visit our official website. 

$1,487

MONEY RAISED
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  • claudia Laslie

    $100

  • Lyndsay Famariss

    $27

  • Laurily Epstein

    $100

  • Dan & Kit Holton-Roth

    $100

  • Tim Quinson

    $50

  • Erik Bruun

    $50

  • JPC Capital

    $200

  • Peter Bruun

    $50

  • Marianne Young

    $50

  • Ruth

    $100

  • Jane and Carl Valentine

    $50

  • the Alberts

    $10

  • Brooks Whitehouse

    $100

  • Dan Mead and Sally Eagle

    $100

  • Dreyfous family

    $100

  • Laurie Norton Moffatt

    $100

  • Mark Gold and Ellen Kennedy

    $100

  • Sally Eagle

    $100

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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

Fundraiser Title

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

Sally Eagle

Sally Eagle

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Mark Gold and Ellen Kennedy

Mark Gold and Ellen Kennedy

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Laurie Norton Moffatt

Laurie Norton Moffatt

DONATION: $100

Wonderful work in Player's memory, Erik, a living tribute, helping so many. And now NYC needs some help too, so I hope all goes smoothly for you all. Love, Laurie 6 years ago

Dreyfous family

Dreyfous family

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Dan Mead and Sally Eagle

Dan Mead and Sally Eagle

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Brooks Whitehouse

Brooks Whitehouse

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

the Alberts

the Alberts

DONATION: $10

the price of 2 raffle tickets...go Erik--! the Alberts 6 years ago

Jane and Carl Valentine

Jane and Carl Valentine

DONATION: $50

in loving memory of John Player Crosby 6 years ago

Ruth

Ruth

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Marianne Young

Marianne Young

DONATION: $50

6 years ago