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50K for the Voice of Witness Education Program

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BENEFITING: VOICE OF WITNESS

ORGANIZER: VOICE OF WITNESS

Luke Gerwe

THE STORY:

I joined the staff of Voice of Witness over three years ago, and since then I’ve had the opportunity to help tell dozens of people’s stories from human rights crises around the world. I’ve listened to many more stories than have made it into print. I spend a good portion of each week listening to interviews—interviews with Bangladeshi garment workers struggling for a better life for the next generation; Gazan fishermen trying to hold onto their only means of survival; Haitians rebuilding after the earthquake.

I’m always startled by how much our storytellers are willing to give of their time, insight into their hardest moments, their hopes, and their humor. I want everyone that reads our books to have the same deeply felt connection that I get to have to our stories, and one way that's possible is through our terrific education program, which brings these authentic voices into classrooms across the country.  

Over the past five years, our education program has offered services and resources for free to thousands of students and teachers around the U.S. who otherwise could not afford them. This would not be possible without the generous support of people like you, and we rely on your help to continue this work.

It’s my hope that in the coming year we can begin to offer more in classrooms—more stories, more human connections, more epiphanies for students just coming to understand the world around them. 

thank you!

Luke

 

$220

MONEY RAISED

8

Teachers supported
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • MJ Gerwe

    $50

  • Scott & Ali

    $50

  • Nanci McCloskey

    $50

  • Yan and Mary

    $50

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88% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $50,006 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

VOICE OF WITNESS

Amount Raised

$37,575

 

75% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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Jill Stauffer

Amount Raised

$4,016

 

100% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Mimi Lok

Amount Raised

$2,250

 

113% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ipek Burnett

Amount Raised

$1,650

 

165% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Kristine Leja

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Natalie Catasus

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

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mateo hoke

Amount Raised

$500

 

250% Raised of $200 Goal

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Zoë West

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Yan and Mary

Yan and Mary

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Nanci McCloskey

Nanci McCloskey

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Scott & Ali

Scott & Ali

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

MJ Gerwe

MJ Gerwe

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago