Run Skrat Run

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Sponsor me as I run 650 miles  in only 120 days to raise funds and awareness for Orphans Africa – a charity that builds schools for the orphans of Tanzania and provides training and opportunities for the widows of Tanzania.

Why 650 miles?

Because it is the distance between the 3 schools that have been built, or are being built by Orphans Africa.  These 3 schools are the Marilynn Primary & Nursery School in Mikaranga, Tanzania, the Mwaji Secondary School in Mbeya, Tanzania, and the Isandula Center in Mbeya Tanzania.

To put this challenge in perspective – I have ran 72 miles in the last 30 days.  The most I’ve ever ran in a week is 34 miles.   I will need to average more than 37 miles per week – or 5.5 miles per day to reach this goal.    This challenge will not be easy – but I am up for it!

Please help in any way you can.  Make a donation (96% of all funds go directly to the cause, and your donation is tax deductible), Spread the word on Facebook and Twitter, or just cheer me on via social media (I will need lots of cheering and support to complete this challenge).

I have a goal of raising $10,000.

Orphans Africa

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Orphans Africa is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that I volunteer with.  This organization builds schools for the orphans of Tanzania.  They also provide training and opportunities for widows in Tanzania.

Tanzania has an estimated 2.6 million orphans that, without the work of wonderful organizations like Orphans Africa, would not have the opportunity for an education.

The core values of Orphans Africa are just one reason I am dedicated to supporting this cause.

From the Orphans Africa Website:

  1. “OA believes in development, not aid, as development at the grassroots level empowers people to rise to their own giftedness and break the cycle of poverty.”
  2. “Education frees people from bondage; ignorance is disabling.”
  3. “It is every person’s right to be self-sufficient and determine their own destiny.”
  4. “OA does not discriminate based on age, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.”

 

 

Websites for Charity

consultingAre you a small business that needs a website, but you don’t have a big budget?  Would you like the opportunity to donate to an incredible cause AND end up with a nice starter website from that donation.

Websites for charities is my way of giving back.  For a $399, tax deductible, donation to Orphans Africa – I will build you a 5 page starter website on a WordPress platform.

Simply click the link, make your donation (Please make sure to put “Websites for Charity” in the comment section of the online donation form), then use my website contact form to contact me.  I will get started right away on your website!

If you have any questions – don’t hesitate to contact me.  I look forward to talking to you – and thank you for helping out Orphans Africa.