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Chris Kassar's 3 Peaks 3 Weeks Fundraising Page

Donations as of October 31, 2014:

$3,720.00 Raised Offline
$7,536.00 Raised Online
$11,256.00 Total Raised

Chris Kassar's 3 Peaks 3 Weeks Fundraising Page

Thank you for helping in my effort to create positive change!

I recently returned from an amazing 3 month journey through the Himalaya and Southeast Asia. As is always the case while traveling, I was once again reminded of how lucky I have been throughout my life and how much I have to offer to this world as a result of the opportunities I've been given.

Traveling reinforced my gratitude for simple things like freedom, health, family, peace, access to education, clean drinking water, financial security and physical safety. These are things I often take for granted, however, each day of my journey I was reminded that there are millions of people throughout the world who do not have this luxury......

And so, I have decided to give back to this amazing planet and those who don't have as much as I do by combining my incredible passion for spending time in nature with my ridiculous love of hiking at high altitude while carrying lots of weight!

In January 2011 (less than a year!), I will join a team of 12 ordinary women from around the world as we attempt to summit 3 of Africa's highest peaks (Mt. Kenya, Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro) in just 3 weeks! 

Our aim is to raise money and awareness to address 3 peak issues currently threatening Africa: environment, education and health. In between each climb we'll spend time with the African organizations that 3 Peaks 3 Weeks supports so we can see where each dollar we have raised is already helping to make a difference.

Please join me on my journey to Africa by offering your support, encouragement and a financial donation.  Please give in whatever amount you can and remember that even small amounts add up quickly to make a  huge impact. Your donation will make a big difference in the life of a person less fortunate than you and will help change the future of Africa. Your money will be used to give a child in Tanzania the opportunity to attend school. It will be used to support community based conservation initiatives, to protect threatened wildlife and habitat in Kenya and to encourage and teach sustainable agricultural practices. And lastly, your money will help to stem the HIV/AIDS epidemic by providing education, testing and healthcare for men, women and children in Tanzania. The following are some examples of how your gift could help:  

$2 buys an HIV test kit
$10 pays a stipend for a community health worker for a month
$50 buys a month's supply of soap for people living with HIV
$100 pays for one monthly mobile HIV clinic to a rural area
$100 pays for a square meter of brick wall for St. Jude’s school (3000 meters are needed)
$150 buys a desk and chair for a student at St. Jude’s
$250 pays for one HIV testing outreach event with a DJ and over 100 people getting tested
$300 means that 400 students at St. Jude’s will have a hot lunch  
$325 pays monthly salary for one Community Liasion Officer (their main task is to increase the community development and conservation impact of the LWF at grass-root level)
$500 pays for one outstanding Tanzanian college student to conduct a five week HIV awareness campaign in a rural village, reaching hundreds of people with HIV education in their community
$500 means a child at St. Jude’s will have a warm bed and bedding to sleep in every night
$1,000 buys a computer for St. Jude’s
$3,000 will provide makande (maize and beans) for 1300 kids and 360 staff for a month!
Donating through this website is simple, fast, totally secure and tax-deductible. If you would prefer to support me in a different manner (i.e, by sending a check or some other manner) or if you have other ideas about how you could help me meet my goal, please let me know (chris.kassar@gmail.com)and we’ll work it out. All the money is collected by Save the Rhino International and then evenly distributed directly to 3 different organizations in Africa
 
And don’t worry – your money will go directly to people who need it via three African organizations already working to create change in local communities. 
 
Thank you in advance for joining me on my quest to to climb high and push hard for Africa's future!

 Please forward this onto others who want to create positive change and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.
 
Love, light and gratitude,
Chris 

For more information visit:
www.3peaks3weeks.org/

For more information about each cause and organization:

  1. Laikipia Wildlife Forum 
  2. The School of St. Jude
  3. Support for International Change HIV / AIDS

 

Special Thanks to those who have contributed to my expedition in other ways: 

                  

  • John Bissonette
  • Toni Harris
  • Flagstaff Athletic Club

 

 

 

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Liz Marceau Amazing! You give me goosebumps!
$15.00
Anonymous Go Girl!
$1.00
Claire Donley I am so glad you are doing this!
$10.00
Donna & Van Bring me back a rock from one of the peaks!
$50.00
Andrew Garschagen Corporate Matching rocks!
$550.00*
Brian and Blanche Another little drop to help you get there!
$50.00
Anonymous Your determination and commitment are inspirational!
$10.00
John Tveten Poli Poli.. Rock and Rolly and quidate super bien!
$100.00
Andrew Garschagen
$250.00
Mary Lewis
$20.00*
Julie Miller Safe and joyful journey to you and your inspiring team of women, Chris.
$50.00
bethanie you rock!
$25.00
Greta You'll get there! Good luck!
$25.00
Adam Keats Good luck, Chris, and have a blast!
$50.00
Sati Thank you for your inspiring journey!
$20.00
Michelle Ostrowski Good luck! You ROCK!
$100.00
Michelle Harrington This is amazing! Best wishes for a successful journey!!
$50.00
Anonymous I'm broke with baby bills and wanted to give more! Have an amazing trip! Travel safe!
$25.00
MaryWBlack Safe travels!
$30.00
Logan Whoop Whoop!
$50.00
Janine Millam Way to go team 2011!!
$50.00
Nina schmidt and Paul Moore You've almost reached your first goal- good luck!
$100.00
Meredith Hartwell you are an inspiration!
$50.00
Isaac Chatfield
$250.00
Gabe Carino Best of luck
$50.00
Noah Greenwald Good luck Chris
$25.00
Robert Richardson
$25.00
i2 Group - Tucson great person, great cause.
$250.00
Joey and Tia Kassar Yet another chapter in a remarkable life. Our Daddy never does anything this cool. Don't fall!!!!
$250.00
John & Alvilda Meyers
$50.00*
Johanna & Jack Messina Go Chrissy!
$25.00*
Ms Charley woof woof
$50.00
Barbara Susan Balboni After swimming in Belize's seafront waters, & bicycling HEAT, you should be fine. GO GIRL!
$50.00
Atwood
$40.00
HSF Om Mani Padme Hung
$15.00
tommy's mum good luck and let the wind guide your sails x
$10.00
Andrew Mueller What a great cause! Enjoy your journey
$50.00
Jody Love and hugs everyday!
$50.00
Rob Mrowka Safe and successful journey!
$25.00
Wendee Wilkinson This is Wonderful!
$30.00
Mike and Joan Mueller Good Luck!
$50.00
Tommy and Melissa
$20.00
John and Chian Rock n Roll
$50.00
Anonymous
$20.00
Natalie I am Julie's cousin!!! Good luck with your climb; what a great cause :)
$20.00
Marcy Larson I am one of Julie Mueller's aunts - have a great climb ...
$50.00
Yas and Betsy Usami What a great cause! Best of Luck!
$25.00
Jennifer Hope Sugg Mucha Suerte!!!
$20.00
lynnandlesterabrevaya good luck with exceeding your goal
$50.00
Marilyn Fitzsimonds Good Luck!!
$25.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$3,720
Raised Online
$7,536
Total Raised
$11,256
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