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Voices of the Erased Fundraiser for UNICEF Yemen and UNICEF Syria

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BENEFITING: UNICEF USA

ORGANIZER: Lena

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2016

Mary Kate Chaath

THE STORY:

Lena Derhally wrote -

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: I have always been able to hide my identity as a white Christian woman whenever I want, I have never struggled financially and have always had amazing opportunities thanks to my parents. 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 Voices of the Erased 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.

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.

-Lena

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To This Fundraiser

$1,930

MONEY RAISED
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  • Victoria Sams

     

  • muzammil kazi

     

  • Lauren & Miles

     

  • Karina Gutierrez

     

  • Elias & Annette Aburdene

     

  • Rebecca Haehnle

     

  • Ashleigh Flesher

     

  • L Palmer

     

  • Margo

     

  • Amir Mousavi

     

  • Nabil Mufti

     

  • Jeanne Chabrier

     

  • Lisa Szarkowski

     

  • Mike Heaton

     

  • Andy Fernandez

     

  • Lauren + Aaron Davitt

     

  • Emily and Niko Herman

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Semra Tanrikulu

     

  • Falani Spivey

     

  • Nicole St Jean

     

  • Lauren Mays

     

  • Rebecca Sears

     

  • Justin Trost

     

  • Isabel C. Garcia

     

  • Barron Segar

     

  • Silas Manuel

     

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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

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Silas Manuel

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

MK

MK

Happy Birthday Adly and Dahlia! 2 years ago

Silas Manuel

Silas Manuel

Last May I visited Syrian Refugees in Izmir Turkey and the conditions were horrible and hundreds of thousands of lives are destroyed. These children and families need lots of help. 3 years ago

Barron Segar

Barron Segar

3 years ago

Isabel C. Garcia

Isabel C. Garcia

3 years ago

Rebecca Sears

Rebecca Sears

3 years ago

Justin Trost

Justin Trost

3 years ago

Lauren Mays

Lauren Mays

3 years ago

Nicole St Jean

Nicole St Jean

Donating to a good cause! 3 years ago

Falani Spivey

Falani Spivey

3 years ago

Semra Tanrikulu

Semra Tanrikulu

3 years ago