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ARTISTS STRIVING TO END POVERTY INC

Katy's page for "Artists Striving To End Poverty"

Donations as of September 03, 2015:

$308.50 Raised Offline
$2,041.33 Raised Online
$2,349.83 Total Raised

Katy's page for "Artists Striving To End Poverty"

Dear Family, Friends and visitors of my fundraising page,

As you may or may not know, in the summer of 2012 I will be spending 8 weeks volunteering with poverty-stricken youth in Shanti Bhavan. This is a school and home for economically and socially disadvantaged children outside Bangalore, India. Together with a team of artists we will provide them with arts education and empowerment programs on a daily basis. This, for me, will of course include Dance.

The Organisation I will be working with is the non-profit organization Artists Striving to End Poverty. This amazing organization works to create positive changes for children in need through the arts and arts education and empowerment. I will be using my dancing skills, whilst other artists will be using their acting, singing, writing or painting skills. It's a great way for the children to expand their creativity, their knowledge and build up a stronger sense of self esteem. These factors can help them break the cycle of poverty in their communities and in their own lives.

I, as a volunteer dance artist, have made a financial commitment to raise a certain amount of money to help offset the costs of this program. And I need your help to do so!! Will you partner with me in taking a step to introduce ART and the power it brings to the poorest of people!! Please donate...even if it's just 10 or 20 dollars......every little bit helps!!!

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT, IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!! More than you can imagine!! And please don't forget to send this to everyone who you think might want to donate too!

Lots of Love,
Katy Geertsen

Please also visit http://asteponline.org/2011/ and http://www.shantibhavanonline.org/ 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Tess Molloy Such a worthwhile cause, well done!
$50.00
Maria G Have a great time!!! :*
$64.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Greta Badmagharian Good luck in India
$12.50
Balsam Amir Great cause!
$25.00
Patricia What an experience
$50.00
Fred Whisker Keep up the great work!
$15.00*
Jenny Geertsen Go sis!!! You're doing wonderful!!!
$25.00*
KrisTina Decker Enjoy my Dear.This is such a wonderful idea.LU
$210.00
Richard Holroyd Say hello to Ganesha for me x
$30.00
Rob, Leny en Thijs Geertsen Success in India!
$26.00
Hetty Geertsen What a great goal to work for!!
$65.00
Maggy Kabwa Good luck in India!!
$26.00
sadia Amir Wonderful Work!!
$26.00
Shona and Tim A wonderful project!
$40.00
Anonymous Go Katy. Amazing work.
$15.83
Oma Nel Geertsen Goed zo, Katy!!
$40.00
UNWG Yoga Keep on going!
$40.00
Onneke Andriessen Great cause!
$65.00
Nan Beckner Bless you Katy.
$143.00
Jill Kneer
$35.00
UNWG Yoga
$110.00
Donna Ford Bless you & all that you meet on the trip xxx
$20.00
Margreet Galavazi Goed doel ASTEP!!
$38.50*
Louise Ritchie Best of luck Katy with this amazing project!
$30.00
Madelief Good luck Katy and GBU
$35.00
Mhairi The arts are the way x
$100.00
Fred Whisker
$15.00*
Dietfried Wruss & Alexandra Viel Erfolg!
$135.00
UGWG Yoga Good Luck
$155.00
Barbara Best of luck!
$15.00
Claudio & Leonie
$30.00*
Stephanie M Best wishes to you Katy!
$15.00
Julie Ronck I am so proud of you Katy! Best of luck to you!
$25.00
HarvestBox London H.Boxes sold will donate towards Katy's goal
$15.00
Sue Bryant Good luck and a good adventure , Katy!
$50.00
Sophie Minnee Veel succes
$15.00
Rupa Chawla Keep up the good work!
$25.00
A book lover All the best to you!
$20.00
Lynn I am proud of what you are doing for others!!
$50.00
Florian
$30.00
Wei Good Luck, Hun! <3
$15.00
Anonymous
$100.00*
Leslie Wishing you much success!
$50.00
Rodey India here you come!!
$15.00
Hannah Brown Good luck Katy!! xxx
$8.00
Patty Harrington Delaney Good luck with this important endeavor.
$45.00
Anonymous Great goal!
$75.00
Fred Pollack
$85.00*

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$309
Raised Online
$2,041
Total Raised
$2,350