Nadya's Run for Palestinian Refugees
About Nadya's Run for Palestinian Refugees:
Nadya's Run for Palestinian Refugees is a grassroots running fundraiser for the Friends of United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA), Inc. UNRWA is a relief and human development agency, providing education, healthcare, social services, and emergency aid to over 4.6 million refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank,
On May 1, 2010 I will be running my first marathon, the Illinois Marathon in Champaign-Urbana, IL. My goal is to raise $2600 (a hundred dollars for every mile I run) to donate to the Friends of UNRWA Inc.
What our donations can do:
UNRWA has experienced chronic budget shortages since its inception. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions, outside of a very limited subsidy from the regular budget of the United Nations, which is used exclusively for administrative costs. Donations, even small ones, can make a meaningful difference in the lives of Palestinian refugees.
$20.00- Protects a child against all vaccine preventable diseases.
$45.00- Buys a family of 4 food items for a month that covers 50% of its caloric intake.
$50.00- Buys a schoolgirl textbooks and supplies for an entire year.
$300.00- Helps a refugee woman develop a micro-enterprise or income-generating project.
$500.00- Provides a leak-free roof for a mother and her children.
About Friends of UNRWA and UNRWA:
Keep track of my Marathon Training Progress through my blog:
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