Every fall for 11 years now, we sit in complete gratitude, but 2023 takes the cake! It's our second year to have set our own fundraiser and we are thrilled with the results!
Actually, we are BEYOND thrilled!
This year, we had 14 active fundraising pages. Pretend you hear the drum roll as we announce that an astonishing $43,426.44 ($35,363.39 online + $8063.05 offline) was raised!!!
First time participating: Scott and Becky, Livi, Max, Jeremy, M
2nd year: Mia, Charlotte, Heather, Elle
3rd year: Evy, JD, Meg, Miles, Val, Jessy, Cathy
4th year: Nolan, Longe family (aka the Galloping Geese), Jenn
6th year: Linda
11th year: Carol
8 and Under: JD, Charlotte, Evy, Livi, Miles, Max, Nolan
Pogo Stick Jumping: Jenn
Wheels: Heather (25 km), Scott and Becky (56 km)
Most incredible hike: Elle - Grand Canyon, rim to rim!
Craziest Group Name: The Galloping Geese
Whole Family Affair: The Bartletts, The Longe Family
Has been to Dekpor: Jenn, Jessy, Elle, Linda
Corporate Sponsor: Swatch Out Painting and Decor
First to finish: Cathy
Accompanied by a marching band: Linda
Completed with some Whiskey: The Bartletts
Dog participation/encouragement: Milo (55km!), Gryphon, Whiskey...and Monty, Miss May and Charley stayed home!
Where in the World: Ghana, Arizona, Colorado, Virginia, British Columbia, and Ontario
To the participants who got active...thanks for moving to make a difference.
To the parents of the kids who participated...thanks for encouraging philanthropy starting at a young age.
To all of the families and friends, acquaintances and even strangers who chose to give generously...we KNOW that you have changed lives!
You've just ensured that:
1) the food programme can look after the most vulnerable Dekpor Basic School students for the entire year,
2) the essential school staff hired by DSDO will be financially compensated,
3) the emergency medical fund will be refilled, and
4) the team of dentists can be brought back in the spring of 2024!
A sincere thank you to absolutely every person who helped!
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/S9svFBpeeOA
The Bartletts $3881
Cool, Fast Pokemon Kids (Evy, Livi, Max, Miles) $2475
Scott and Becky $1880
Galloping Geese $1130