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1000 Boxes of Hope

$230 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 15 months
Briana Chibi Zeck  NEW YORK, NY
**Our Future Lies in the Hands of Children**

Dear Friends, 

I'm setting up this page on behalf of Marcia Mcbroom in the hopes that we can work together to get her dreams off the ground. Recently, Marcia started a charity campaign called 1000 Boxes of Hope as part of her organization For Our Children's Sake. This project aims to provide shipments of books, clothing, shoes and countless needed items to Native Americans in South Dakota, as well as to children in Haiti and Malawi. While Marcia has been working tirelessly to collect items to send to children in need, without funding to pay for the shipment of the boxes, it isn't possible for us to send everything out. 

Why Am I Doing This?
As a financially struggling student and (now) recent graduate, Marcia and her husband Louis took me into their lives and home. They have made me a part of their family and have given me unwavering support in my times of need.  This sense of care extended far beyond me and is an integral part of how Marcia lives her life.  As a school teacher at Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High School, Marcia taught a multurally diverse student body comprised of many foreign young people. She has served as a caretaker and mentor for her students and for over 20 years she has educated future generations of world citizens. Though she has since retired from teaching, Marcia often returns to Manhattan Comprehensive to work with her students on initiatives such as the 1000 Boxes of Hope. Together, Marcia and her former students help pack and ship boxes to South Dakota, Malawi and Haiti. I believe that projects like this help to enstill compassion and generosity into the next generation and Marcia is taking great steps to ensure this.  
 
How We Will Use Your Donations
I'm asking this holiday season that you help me give a gift, not only to Marcia, but to the children working with her and those recieving boxes as a part of her project. All donations will be applied directly to the cost of packaging and shipping boxes as part of the 1000 Boxes of Hope project. Every penny counts and even the smallest donation will help make a huge difference to the children around the world. 

About Marcia
Marcia McBroom-Small, a James Madison Fellow, has worked as an educator and activist to promote her vision of global awareness and international cooperation. She currently serves as a consultant for the New York State Department of Education. She has received many honors for her efforts to create a more compassionate world. These honors include the James Madison Memorial Fellowship, a UNICEF Award, Teacher of the Year in 1995, Who’s Who of American Teachers, Warrior Womyn’s Award to name a few. She has served on many boards, including The Metropolitan Committee for UNICEF, the United Nations Association of New York, the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, the NY Metropolitan Board of UNIFEM. Mrs. McBroom-Small was also a Goodwill Ambassador to Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire for UNICEF.

About For Our Children's Sake
The For Our Children’s Sake Foundation has received distinguished recognition and support from the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid, the Office of The First Lady of Sierra Leone Ms. Kabba, President Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso, the Office of The First Lady of New York State Matilda R. Cuomo, the Mayor’s Office of New York City, The New York City Department of Education, and the United Federation of Teachers. For more information, please visit our website here:  http://www.focsf.org/


Thank you all for the support.  This project means the world to so many people and words cannot express how much I appreciate your help!

**Much Love**
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12 months ago
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Hello all! Just wanted to post an update on the campaign! We've raised $80 towards our $1000 goal. Thank you so much to those of you who have donated!
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We received our first donation last night! Thank you for the support!
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$230 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 15 months
Created December 1, 2015
Briana Chibi Zeck  
$150
Carrie Lenarcic Firestone
12 months ago

Keep up the amazing work!!!

$50
Jim Zeck
15 months ago
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This is a good cause that will help many.

$30
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15 months ago
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