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Griffin Gaffney's Fundraiser:

Library Fund for Erkki Tauya School

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Griffin Gaffney

THE STORY:

According to a UN report, 40% of students in Namibia do not have access to a reading textbook or have to share with two or more peers. Erkki Tauya Junior Secondary School in Onakyale Namibia, where I volunteered as a Harvard undergrad in 2010, is no exception to that rule. 


In 2014 I ran my third Boston Marathon to fundraise $10k+ for the school to build a new library. With the generous help of hundreds of supporters we finished the library construction in 2015. Since then the school has been in dire need for books, computers and other resources to make it truly usable. 


This year I'm running the Reykjavik Marathon and Hood to Coast (a 200 mile relay race) in the same week in August to raise $20k to make Erkki Tauya School's library a centerpiece of learning for the community. All funds raised will go directly to the school's staff via the Unloack Foundation, a registered nonprofit that's collaborated with the school previously. 


Some more of my thoughts on foreign volunteerism in Namibia here: http://www.worldteach.org/2163/ 
 

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To This Fundraiser

$5,260

MONEY RAISED
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  • Julia Bard

     

  • Brian C

    $25

  • Arpi Tavil-Shatelyan

     

  • Billy Sountornsorn

    $500

  • Jackie k

    $25

  • Lori & Brian Gaffney

     

  • Anneli Tostar

     

  • Jack Presnell

    $10

  • Shefali Roy

    $100

  • Lori and Damon

    $500

  • Elizabeth Vandehey

     

  • Charu

    $50

  • claire shulman

    $250

  • Lori & Brian Gaffney

     

  • Katie Carroll

     

  • Aly Valli

    $100

  • Krithika M.

     

  • Ali Berman

    $10

  • Michelle Yee

     

  • Mattie

     

  • Scott Karrel

    $25

  • Scott Karrel

    $25

  • Ana D

    $30

  • Chris Lee

    $1,000

  • Benjamin Rahn

     

  • jhoon

     

  • Ariane

    $100

  • Victoire

    $25

  • Immy S

    $25

  • Billy Sountornsorn

    $100

  • Carrie Bentley

     

  • Arlyn and Pat

    $100

  • James Padolsey

    $50

  • Olivia

    $25

  • chandan

    $26.22

  • chandan

    $26.22

  • Kerry McClenahan

    $100

  • MB

    $100

  • Kelda

    $50

  • Arthur and Barbara Gilbert

    $100

  • James Allgrove

    $50

  • Folley

    $50

  • Michelle Downey

    $30

  • Adam Khalifa

    $30

  • Bill & Darcy Mattis

    $50

  • Joe

    $40

  • Susie Sountornsorn & Michelle Tay

    $100

  • Christina & Steve

    $35

  • Guy K Johnson

    $25

  • Kate and Carl Giavanti

    $100

  • Alice Wang

    $20

  • Scott Karrel

    $48

  • Dana G

     

  • Molly Stansik

    $20

  • jean gaffney

     

  • Lange Luntao

     

  • Nikita Jambulingam

     

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26% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,260 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Griffin Gaffney

Amount Raised

$4,859

 

24% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meredith Baker

Amount Raised

$375

Fundraiser Title

Annie Baldwin

Amount Raised

$26

Donor Comments

Nikita Jambulingam

Nikita Jambulingam

3 years ago

Lange Luntao

Lange Luntao

3 years ago

jean gaffney

jean gaffney

3 years ago

Molly Stansik

Molly Stansik

DONATION: $20

Because Griffin is still the best human I know. To a great friend who is doing some amazing things. Sorry I missed you in Boston!! 3 years ago

Dana G

Dana G

3 years ago

Scott Karrel

Scott Karrel

DONATION: $48

Go Griffin! 3 years ago

Alice Wang

Alice Wang

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Kate and Carl Giavanti

Kate and Carl Giavanti

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Guy K Johnson

Guy K Johnson

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Christina & Steve

Christina & Steve

DONATION: $35

Goooooooo Griffin! 3 years ago