The first year going out on our own (not participating as part of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon), year #3 of the pandemic, and you truly made the almost-impossible, possible!
Thank you to everyone who helped us raise a jaw-dropping $38,486.25!
This year, there were 13 active fundraising pages made for our Ghana Nourish Minds campaign.
Where in the world? Ontario, British Columbia, Florida, and Dekpor
First timers: Addyson, Charlotte, Heather, Mia, Mike, Stefano
2nd year: Evy, Ian, JD, Meg, Miles, Val
3rd year: Nolan and Amanda, Longe Family (Becky, Jon, Alex, Sophia, Milo)
5th year: Linda
10th year: Carol
Under 8 years old, completed the 1 k Fun Run: Addyson, Charlotte, Evy, JD, Miles, Nolan, Stefano
Wheels: Heather cycled 25 k
Actually RAN a marathon: Ian (New York Marathon)
Generous Corporate Sponsors: Swatch Out Painting and Decor, DGF Group, and Great Food
5 teams: KellAir, Team Bartletts, Rock this Race with Nolan, Longe Family, and the Cool, Fast Pokemon Kids
Has actually been to Dekpor: Ian, Mike, Linda
Travelled the greatest distance: Linda, followed by Ian, then Addyson
Costumes: Nolan, Carol
Intriguing participation: the students at Dekpor Basic moved fill to a construction site
Publicity champ: JD (he was in the local paper)
The most rapid succession of donations: Ian (Jennifer is a marketing guru!) 23 in one day!
To the parents of our under 8 crew, we KNOW that you were the marketing team/head fundraisers and we thank you for creating a beautiful example of kids helping kids!
The funds raised at Ghana Nourish Minds are used to refill our emergency medical fund, to run the food program at Dekpor Basic School for the entire school year, to pay the wages of our DSDO librarian, kindergarten assistant, and student caretakers at the school...and we will be able to fund Health Week 2023!
As always, we make sure to stretch every dollar to the fullest!
If you were someone who donated or participated, please just take a moment to really think about the incredible difference you made. The child who finally gets a meal? SHE thanks you! The child with malaria who was saved by the meds purchased with our emergency funds? HE thanks you! Every single person, child and adult, who uses the library? THEY thank you! Every person in Dekpor is somehow affected by these initiatives funded by Ghana Nourish Minds!
Stop and ponder this…the impact is immeasurable.
The success of Ghana Nourish Minds 2022 is nothing short of miraculous! Thank you!
Our participants raised:
Team Bartletts (Val, Mia, Meg) $5200
Ian Marshall (with Jenn McLaren) $3102.80
Cool, Fast Pokemon Kids (Miles and Evy) $3090
Longe Family $1210
Rock This Race With Nolan (Nolan and Amanda) $1095
KellAir (Mike and family) $300