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Travis Teller's Navajo non-profit guide organization

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THE STORY:

Travis’ goal is to create a non-profit so that he can bring people into his homeland, Canyon de Chelly. We’ve led Lead Feather journeys into the canyon with Travis and his family since 2009 and it’s an incredibly gorgeous and spiritual place. Up until now Travis has been able to bring people into the canyon on his own, without needing to have an official organization. He has brought groups of Dineh school children there, most of whom have never been to the canyon, even though it’s the spiritual center of their reservation. Going forward, though, the Navajo Nation has said that in order for Travis to bring people into the canyon, he’ll need a guiding license…even to bring in Dineh schoolchildren. As strong as Travis’ family support is, this year has been tough for them. His position as a traditional counselor was cut from the local high school, despite parents’ attempts to get the school board to keep it, so he has been out of a job since the summer. Money is tight. It will cost him $1,500 to apply for his guiding license. Although that may not sound like an overwhelming amount of money to start a non-profit, for him it’s out of reach this year. My goal – and what I’d like to ask you each to join in with me – is to raise that money for him. I believe it’s one of the best investments any of us can make, since it will enable Travis to help these schoolchildren see themselves as worthy, as part of something larger than themselves, as connected to the earth…in ways that can help sustain them through the difficult times that will no doubt come. Together we can literally improve the lives of hundreds if not thousands of Dineh kids with whom Travis will work in the coming years. What could be more amazing than that?!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,725

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Catherine Millington

    $100

  • Monica Kazmier / David Kaiser

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Rebecca Withers

    $75

  • Adam and Polly Heavenrich

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Maren Linett

     

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Kim Washburn

    $75

  • Carol & Brad White

    $100

  • Van

     

  • Gayle Bock

    $100

  • Tom Rourke

    $100

  • Dotty and Larry

    $75

  • Doug & Beverly Capelin

    $100

  • Betsy Armstrong

    $100

  • Lisa Boone

    $50

  • David Perez

    $50

  • Anonymous

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115% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,725 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

LEAD FEATHER INC

Amount Raised

$1,625

 

108% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gayle Bock

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Wonderful mission! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Honored to support this effort to guide more people into the beauty of the Canyon and the wisdom of the Navajo people. Melinda Cross 3 years ago

David Perez

David Perez

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Lisa Boone

Lisa Boone

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Betsy Armstrong

Betsy Armstrong

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Doug & Beverly Capelin

Doug & Beverly Capelin

DONATION: $100

"Giveaway" inspires all of us. 3 years ago

Dotty and Larry

Dotty and Larry

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Tom Rourke

Tom Rourke

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Gayle Bock

Gayle Bock

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Van

Van

Happy to help. 3 years ago