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Lena D's Fundraiser:

Voices of the Erased Fundraiser for UNICEF Yemen and UNICEF Syria

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BENEFITING: UNICEF USA

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2016

Lena D

THE STORY:

As an Arab American woman with family in the Middle East, I have often felt voiceless, powerless, have no representation in the political dialogue or in the mainstream media. I have also felt disregarded, dehumanized and unheard. 


On the other side, I recognize my immense privilege. The one thing I always kept coming back to was the question of how I could channel my privilege into helping so many all over the world who truly do not have a voice, have no representation, no control over the bombs that drop over them, the starvation, the lack of medical care or the institutional racism that so many deal with every day.


So turning my powerlessness into power, my first fundraiser will be raising money for UNICEF Yemen and Unicef Syria. The situation for children in Syria and Yemen is incredibly dire, tragic and overwhelming but we hope to bring many people together to help alleviate some of the suffering these children are currently experiencing. As a mother of young children, I feel especially compelled to help other children- we are all connected and I can't turn my back on these innocent babies.


Your generous contribution to this initiative will go towards UNICEF's programs to protect children and bring clean water, vaccinations, urgent medical supplies and education. Civilian casualties in Yemen are roughly at 10,000 in addition to the 14 million people who are starving. Over 3 million people have been displaced and need humanitarian effort. In Syria, around 400,000 people have been killed in 5 years and around 4.8 million people have been displaced.

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To This Fundraiser

$10,025

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nizar Dahbar

     

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  • Roberta and Gerard martin

     

  • Joanne Comstock

     

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  • Karina Gutierrez

     

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  • Rebecca Haehnle

     

  • Ashleigh Flesher

     

  • Blanchford Family

     

  • Annie Kaempfer

     

  • Amanda Weaver

     

  • L Palmer

     

  • Margo

     

  • Amir Mousavi

     

  • Tania Galarza

     

  • Nicole Marcson

     

  • Bassam & Samar Shuhaibar

     

  • Christine Brown

     

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  • Alison & Lee

     

  • Lisa Szarkowski

     

  • Mike Heaton

     

  • Andy Fernandez

     

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  • Emily and Niko Herman

     

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  • Meg Foley Wolf

     

  • Hazem Derhalli

     

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  • Bridgitte and Joshua Brooks

     

  • Silas Manuel

     

  • Sam Diaz

     

  • The Smith Family

     

  • Victoria Joseph

     

  • Anonymous

     

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  • Josh Stephens

     

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  • Amber Rickhoff

     

  • Zengo Cycle

     

  • Elizabeth Gardiner & Andrew Marshall

     

  • Mr. Beydoun

     

  • Noah and Liam Hall

     

  • Laila and Nora Langhorne

     

  • Anthony and Lia Sobanski

     

  • Ernie and Arthur Sharretts

     

  • Cody Faile

     

  • MK

     

  • Lisa McCluskey

     

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20% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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The Team: $10,025 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Lena D

Amount Raised

$8,095

 

16% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Kate Chaath

Amount Raised

$1,930

Fundraiser Title

Silas Manuel

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Lisa McCluskey

Lisa McCluskey

In honor of Lena's birthday 6 months ago

MK

MK

Happy Birthday Adly and Dahlia! 1 year ago

Cody Faile

Cody Faile

1 year ago

Ernie and Arthur Sharretts

Ernie and Arthur Sharretts

In honor of Adly and Dahlia 1 year ago

Anthony and Lia Sobanski

Anthony and Lia Sobanski

Happy Birthday Adly and Dahlia! 1 year ago

Laila and Nora Langhorne

Laila and Nora Langhorne

Happy birthday Adley and Dahlia!! we love you. 1 year ago

Noah and Liam Hall

Noah and Liam Hall

Happy birthday Adly and Dahlia 1 year ago

Mr. Beydoun

Mr. Beydoun

1 year ago

Elizabeth Gardiner & Andrew Marshall

Elizabeth Gardiner & Andrew Marshall

thank you, Lena, for organizing for this important need! 1 year ago

Zengo Cycle

Zengo Cycle

1 year ago