Fundraiser for kids in Ghana, by Eric T

$3,175 of $2,013 goal

Raised by 44 people in 41 months
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Eric Tulsky
for CITY OF REFUGE
 BERKELEY, CA
What we're giving for
City of Refuge fights against child trafficking in Ghana, where children are used as slaves in the fishing trade.

It is hard to describe how heart-wrenching the situation is, or how badly our help is needed. These children receive little food or care and no education. Small children are particularly desirable because their small fingers enable them to tie fine knots in fishing nets. When they are released from slavery, they often have nowhere to go and no skills; some of them have scarcely even learned to speak.

City of Refuge works to protect and rehabilitate those children. They go into villages where children are being used as slaves and work to get them freed. They run the City of Refuge Ministries Children's Village, which sets children up with a safe and healthy home and gives them a place to play. They also operate a school that provides an education for over 100 orphaned, abandoned, and trafficked children to help them move forwards and have productive, happy lives. And they work with impoverished families to try to prevent the children from being sold into slavery in the first place.

This is a region of tremendous need, and City of Refuge is helping make important steps forwards.



Why we're having this fundraiser
My sister, Elizabeth, is an inspirational, selfless giver. She is dedicating her life to helping at-risk children, and as part of that work she spent several months in Ghana (where she took the pictures on this page). She is graduating with a BA in social work; this fundraiser is to celebrate her graduation before she goes off to graduate school.

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$3,175 of $2,013 goal

Raised by 44 people in 41 months
Created April 26, 2013
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Eric Tulsky  
All funds raised go directly to:
CITY OF REFUGE
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  Worthing, SD
Tax ID: 364597481
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  2. Checks are issued. Once a month, a check will be sent directly to the charity.
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$25
Anonymous
40 months ago
$25
Anonymous
40 months ago
BW
$25
bruce winkelman
40 months ago

Congrats on your graduation! Best wishes from the Winkelmans

HR
$100
Howard and Rosemary
40 months ago

Congrats, Elizabeth. We are sure you will do great things and we will be be able to say: "we knew you when"

ET
$1
Eric T.
41 months ago

Being stuck on 2999 was driving me nuts.

MA
$50
Michal and Albee
41 months ago

Congratulations Elizabeth - you are an inspiration!

DF
$100
David T and family
41 months ago

Congratulations!

RV
$50
Rudi Vanderburg
41 months ago

Congratulations on the amazing work you have done, and your bright future!

LJ
$100
Laurie and Jimmy
41 months ago

Congratulations! We are proud of you!!

KB
$40
Katie Baker
41 months ago
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