Kids running so other kids get books

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Raised by 21 people in 39 months
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Betty Gronneberg
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Story of kids making a difference in the lives of other kids half way across the world!

A group of elementary students in Fargo, North Dakota are gearing up to run 5K at the upcoming Fargo Marathon on May 9, 2014. Besides shoring up their training in this treacherous cold weather of below freezing temperatures and snow, they are excited about the reason for their running. To change the lives of other kids half way across the world "“ an audacious goal for kids with hearts of gold. These are an eclectic group of kids aged 10 to 13 who understood at an early age the power of sharing their resources globally and committing themselves to something bigger than themselves.

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The students were first introduced to Ethiopia and the children of Ethiopia during their reading month through books, pictures, various artifacts and presentations. They observed with interest the scarcity of reading materials such as books or a place for the kids to read them, both of which are an abundant resource in their schools.

They understood the yearning of these kids for a decent library and books with their local languages. These are students who understood the power of books to stretch ones imagination and to journey them through distance, time and space. So they decided together to dedicate their 2014 running effort for Ethiopia Reads. To raise money to furnish a library with books.

Please help them make a difference as they put one leg in front of the other while running and helping others.

Ethiopia Reads is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization founded in 1998 with the goal of providing much needed in-language books, building schools, building libraries to the children of Ethiopia.

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[Cover Photo src: Ethiopia Reads facebook page.]

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$2,270 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 39 months
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Created February 2, 2014
Betty Gronneberg  
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35 months ago
Selam Mequanint
36 months ago

Such a great cause worth supporting, keep up the good work Betty, very inspiring ... Wonderful chatting with you earlier.

Kumneger Abegaz
36 months ago

May God Bless all who are organizing and participating in this worthy cause.

Betty Tekle
36 months ago

A very worthy cause! Thanks for organising it, Betty!

Ian Plitnick
36 months ago
Nigusse Duguma
36 months ago

Thanks Betty for organizing such an honorable event of good reason.

Daba Gedafa
36 months ago

This is a cause worth supporting. I wish I could be in Fargo to cheer up these wonderful kids with good heart!

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