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BUILDING HOPE FOR WOMEN & GIRLS IN NEPAL

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BENEFITING: EDGE OF SEVEN INC

EVENT DATE: May 09, 2013

Robert "Sparky" Millikin

THE STORY:

Last Fall I trekked with the non-profit organization Edge of Seven into the remote rural villages of the Solo Khumbu region of Nepal.  What I learned about the schools, hostels, and water projects they are building there inspired me to raise money to support their efforts to improve the lives of women and girls in the region.

The Issue:

Many women and girls are victims of sex trafficking or domestic abuse and neglect at the hands of their husbands or families. These women have very few options for leaving these situations. The leading cause of death among women of childbearing age in Nepal is suicide.

The Solutions:

Mankhu Farm has been offering women and girls a place to heal and develop the skills needed to live independently and support their children. The Farm needs more space in which they will provide much-needed services and training.

TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design is collaborating with Edge of Seven to design the community center project. The center will include two buildings; one will contain a classroom and computer lab; and the other will contain a healthcare post and daycare center.

The money raised from this fundraiser will go to Edge of Seven to support this project and others like it.

The Method:

The TruexCullins design team is being led by Associate Diantha Korzun, an architect in the TruexCullins Education Studio. The Center will be built using earthbag construction, an innovative construction method for the region that is environmentally friendly, sturdy and earthquake-resistant. Rice bags are filled with dirt, stacked like bricks, and covered with chicken wire and plaster.

Join Us by Trekking or Bagging!

TruexCullins will be hosting a fundraising party on
Thursday, May 9, 5:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.
TruexCullins' office, 209 Battery Street, Burlington, Vermont
Napali appetizers will be served up by Sherpa Kitchen.

Buy a Bag - We will be constructing an earthbag structure in our lobby with bags like those being used in Nepal. For $50 donation we will add your name to one of the bags in the wall, symbolizing our collective effort to lift these girls and women out of poverty and hopelessness. If you contribute $500 or more, you will be honored with a thank-you scarf from Nepal. 100% of your donation will go to Edge of Seven and is entirely tax deductible. There is a small processing fee that will be added to your donation to cover the cost of using this website.

Trek to Nepal - In addition to the May 9th fundraising event, I worked with the Edge of Seven to co-organize a trek back to Nepal in the Fall of 2013.  This fund raising trek will entail hiking all the way to Everest Base Camp and individuals who chose to will also have the opportunity to climb Island Peak, 20,300’ or hike to the project sites that the Edge has already completed in the area. http://edgeofseven.org/Adventure.html

Thank you,
Sparky

TruexCullins is a Vermont-based architecture and interior design firm which has been creating quality design since 1967. Our Education Studio designs schools around the world. We are collaborating with Edge of Seven, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that works with local-grassroots efforts to develop community-focused and sustainable solutions.

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To This Fundraiser

$13,674

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carmen George

    $50

  • Tae & John Nelson

    $100

  • Gallagher Flynn & Co. LLP

    $500

  • Lee and Merrick Grutchfield

    $500

  • Rolf Kielman

    $1,000

  • Kim and Cliff Deetjen

    $500

  • David Epstein and Elissa Best

    $500

  • Andrew Chardain

    $150

  • Chester Martin

    $150

  • Lexie & Cullen Millikin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Tom and Elizabeth Mullard

    $500

  • Peggy and Dale rodgers

    $75

  • Sylvia "Tass" Kelso

    $50

  • Engineering Ventures PC

    $500

  • Staige Davis

    $100

  • Debbie Palmer

    $250

  • Mary Lintermann

    $100

  • Richard & Ina Deane

    $500

  • Tom & Kelly Cullins

    $100

  • Jane Mitchell

    $20

  • Marvin/Windows and Doors by Brownell

    $500

  • Chapin Spencer & Rebecca Grannic

    $50

  • Engelberth Construction, Inc.

     

  • Karen & Mike Frost/Vermont Eco-Floors

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kelly Flynn

    $100

  • Cynthia Knauf Landscape Design

    $100

  • Bill & Barb Paganelli

    $100

  • Lisa and Bob Donegan

    $444

  • Dona Walker

    $25

  • Bill Bodette

    $50

  • David & Julie Bergeron

    $500

  • Jim Miller

    $50

  • Artistic Tile

    $75

  • Pauline and Michael Marx

    $100

  • Tom Clavelle & Wendy Saville

    $100

  • Curt Albee

    $250

  • Joe Kropf

    $200

  • Matt and Karen Bushey

    $100

  • Leigh & Chris Cole

    $100

  • Reed Curry

    $15

  • Afi Ahmadi

    $100

  • Larz and Claudia Barber

    $100

  • Gib Gibney and Diane Muhr

    $100

  • Sandy Markus and Ron Coleman

    $100

  • Gail Woodard

    $100

  • Heritage Automotive Group, Inc.

    $3,000

  • Chroma Technology Corp.

    $500

  • Mary and Paul

    $50

  • Brendan O'Reilly - Gristmill Builders, LTD

    $150

  • CSE Inc. Bill Michaud

    $200

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68% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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The Team: $13,674 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Robert "Sparky" Millikin

Amount Raised

$12,984

 

65% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Diantha Korzun

Amount Raised

$500

 

33% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Andrew Chardain

Amount Raised

$150

 

10% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Carmen George

Amount Raised

$40

Donor Comments

CSE Inc.   Bill Michaud

CSE Inc. Bill Michaud

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Brendan O'Reilly - Gristmill Builders, LTD

Brendan O'Reilly - Gristmill Builders, LTD

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

Mary  and Paul

Mary and Paul

DONATION: $50

Happy Birthday Sparky, I figured you prefer this donation to a present. Thanks for your effort for Nepalese girls 4 years ago

Chroma Technology Corp.

Chroma Technology Corp.

DONATION: $500

Congratulations on your purposeful retirement. May we all do something good with our hard gained experience. 4 years ago

Heritage Automotive Group, Inc.

Heritage Automotive Group, Inc.

DONATION: $3,000

4 years ago

Gail Woodard

Gail Woodard

DONATION: $100

Thanks for sharing this opportunity and your adventures. 4 years ago

Sandy Markus and Ron Coleman

Sandy Markus and Ron Coleman

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Gib Gibney and Diane Muhr

Gib Gibney and Diane Muhr

DONATION: $100

Sparky-- Your passion for empowering women, in these Third World areas, to take on greater roles to lead their families and entire Communities in more sustainable ways is so refreshing. I can't wait to go back there in a few years to see the impact. Thanks so much for giving us all this opportunity! 4 years ago

Larz and Claudia Barber

Larz and Claudia Barber

DONATION: $100

on to the next adventure! 4 years ago

Afi Ahmadi

Afi Ahmadi

DONATION: $100

4 years ago