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FRIENDS OF UNRWA ASSOCIATION INC

Nadya's Run for Palestinian Refugees

Donations as of July 29, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$2,426.00 Raised Online
$2,426.00 Total Raised

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, Jordan, Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic.  UNRWA is by far the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East, with over 29,000 staff, almost all of them refugees themselves, working directly to benefit their communities - as teachers, doctors, nurses, or social workers.  UNRWA programs break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness widespread in the refugee camps.  As many of you know, my father is a Palestinian refugee and UNRWA schools played a key role in him getting a strong education that ultimately afforded him the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree and PhD in the United States.  I have spent the last six years of my life studying development in Palestinian refugee camps located throughout Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.  Supporting UNRWA is a very important cause to me. 

Goal:

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:

http://unrwa.blackbarn.net/about-us

http://www.un.org/unrwa/english.html

 Keep track of my Marathon Training Progress through my blog:

Chronicles of Nadya

http://chroniclesofnadya.blogspot.com/

Supporters

Comment Donation
Clif Brown hope the weather is good
$20.00
Pacer Jim Congratulations on becoming a Marathoner!
$25.00
Bethany, Jesse and Hadley Way to go, Nadya! We're so proud of you!
$20.00
Sara Wade I'm sure you did great! Sorry I am just now donating... so proud of you!
$20.00
Michael Brennan Wonderful cause - have a good run!!
$100.00
Annie
$100.00
Anonymous
$100.00
philippus33
$26.00
Alex Kunzelman
$25.00
purpleheron3
$53.00
Joan and Tim Rothermel congratulations Nadya
$50.00
David S. Larsen Doing the right thing for a wronged people
$50.00
Jerilyn tabor
$50.00
David Gigante Thanks Nadya, thanks UNRWA.
$25.00
Nicandro Castaneda You have a lot of people rooting for you!
$100.00
Tracy Yandle Run Nadya Run!
$100.00
Christina Ferrari Go Nadya!!!!!!
$50.00
Nicole Rae Baerg Good luck!
$36.00
Dan and Leah Parks Good luck Nadya! We love you!
$100.00
Ramsey, Allie, and Gabe Hajj Gabe says aunt Nadya can do it!
$200.00
Your favorite Uncle Proud of you! You do yourself and family proud.
$50.00
Maryann & Cas You go girl!
$52.00
Andy Hanlin good luck!
$20.00
Jay and Emily Sherron
$50.00
Linda You are an inspiration and a blessing.
$30.00
Wayne and Libby Taylor What an accomplishment this will be!! Another goal that you will have achieved.!
$100.00
Rich and Gail Heitz Don't forget to play "Eye of the Tiger" when you are running.
$26.00
Ron James The Palestinians are the most courageous people in the world today. God bless you Nadya.
$50.00
Tiy and Lynford We're rooting for you--every single mile.
$27.00
Stacy A Harwood Run Nadya Run!
$50.00
Anonymous
$10.00
Corinna A dollar for every mile! Go Nadster!
$26.00
Momma Sue and Jimmy too Nadya, we are so proud of you-- go girl!
$50.00
Carine Best of luck!!
$20.00
Eric Reinhardt Go Nadya!
$25.00
Tessa Good luck! I'm proud of you sis!
$20.00
Anonymous I am proud of what you are doing and the cause you are supporting.
$200.00
Anonymous
$250.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Shannon O'Hara
$20.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$0
Raised Online
$2,426
Total Raised
$2,426
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