Fundraising Trip for Mom! (DEAAF/VUDC)

UPDATE:  My mom's home was broken into while she was sleeping, and the thief/thieves took her MacBook, among other things. So I am raising the fundraising goal by $1,000 to account for this. Yes, MacBooks are more costly than PC laptops, but they last a LOT longer, and she needs a reliable machine as she does not have a lot of options for replacement and repairs in Zambia. Thanks again for your support.


My mother is headed back to the states for 3 months to fundraise in person for her Zambia-based non-profit organization Deaf Education and Arts for African families/Vision for Underprivileged Deaf Children.

But she needs a bit of help to pay back the round-trip airfare and take care of her financial obligations in Zambia before she leaves. $3,000 will cover the airfare, her rent in Zambia for those 3 months, and expenses while she's in the states! It's a little bit of money that goes a long way, but we have to reach this goal before she leaves Zambia so she can pay her rent in advance! Here's the breakdown: $720 for the rent $1,280 for the round-trip airfare $1,000 for 3 months expenses (room/board/travel) in the U.S.

Can you help? If 300 people donated just $10, we would reach that goal! While in the states, she plans to meet with various philanthropic organizations and individuals to secure ongoing funding for DEAAF/VUDC, including money to build a small school structure that will be owned and operated by the organization. (At the moment, she teaches in a rented house). Any donation, no matter how small, will be a huge help. Just as important is that you share this with your friends!

If you would like to see more about what my mother is doing in Zambia, including stories and photos, please check out: Thank you for your help!
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    • $15 
    • 80 mos
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    • $200 
    • 81 mos
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    • $10 
    • 81 mos
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    • $20 
    • 81 mos
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    • $20 
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Dan Boucher 
Cortland, NY
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