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John Legend

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THE STORY:

A few years ago, I read “The End of Poverty” by Professor Jeffrey Sachs and was deeply moved. I read about the devastating conditions experienced by those living in extreme poverty, but I also read about the attainable possibility of ending poverty within our lifetime.

So when Professor Sachs invited me to join his team in Africa to see their work firsthand, I jumped at the chance. For the first time, I saw what it’s like to live on less than a dollar a day. I didn’t grow up with a lot in my hometown of Springfield, OH - and my family struggled at times - but it was the first time I had witnessed that kind of poverty. And I simply couldn’t accept that as the way it had to be.  I had to do something.

That experience inspired me to start the Show Me Campaign, an organization whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty through solutions that have been proven to improve people’s lives and to give them the opportunities to survive, thrive and succeed. What does that mean exactly? In the United States, it means we work to ensure that every child has access to a great education – an education that puts them on the path to success. In Africa, we’ve worked to provide clean water, health care, education and other basic tools that break the cycle of poverty.

Join me in the fight to end poverty at home and abroad. With your support, we can make poverty a thing of the past!

-John

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To This Fundraiser

$955

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • jan Nelsen

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $35

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    $25

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    $50

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    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

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    $10

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    $15

  • Julie Lane

    $10

  • Sek-Mun Wong

    $50

  • KDwyer

    $20

  • Juanita Amartey

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Pamela Matte

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Dia Dean

    $10

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    $15

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  • Robert Bolton

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bunny Sotelo

    $10

  • Beth

    $25

  • Karen B

    $10

  • Larry Foister

    $10

  • Sheripucciarelli

    $10

  • John

    $100

  • Brittany Murphy

     

  • Connie

    $10

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  • Mary Norden

     

  • Patricia Klum

    $10

  • Glenn Dedmon

    $10

  • Mike Brinkman

    $25

  • Belinda Nesmith

    $10

  • Michelle Heinze

    $15

  • Dana Ross

    $25

  • Fran

     

  • adz

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Beth Webster

    $10

  • Kaydeesky

    $10

  • Taj Yusef Boyd

    $10

  • Hagood

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Merletta

    $10

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The Team: $955 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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ZYNGA.org

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Mike Brinkman

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$25

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Taylor Johnson

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Kathy Pfizenmayer

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Linnerys Cruz

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Paula Rhodes

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Regina Gordon

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Donor Comments

Merletta

Merletta

DONATION: $10

Don and Linda Lue 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Hagood

Hagood

DONATION: $10

In Memory of Brenda and Tara Hagood...two amazing women who always managed to turn nothing into something to take care of the family. 5 years ago

Taj Yusef Boyd

Taj Yusef Boyd

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Kaydeesky

Kaydeesky

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Beth Webster

Beth Webster

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Nicely played, John, against skilled player(s). A very worthy cause . Contined success with your good works. 5 years ago

adz

adz

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Fran

Fran

5 years ago

Dana Ross

Dana Ross

DONATION: $25

Love the concept of "Show Me". Sincere teaching is admirable. Wanting others to success is LOVE! “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men (Frederick Douglas).” 5 years ago