Help Us Get A School Bus

$5,920 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 31 months
We are the children of Global Samaritans Orphanage (GSO) in Zambia and we need a school bus so that we can finish high school.
We are able to complete grades 1-7 in a school within easy walking distance of the orphanage and grades 8 and 9 at the school built on the orphanage grounds. However, without a school bus, high school grades 10-12 are only available by moving to a boarding school many hours away.

Boarding school is an expensive and scary proposition. Imagine living through the pain and fear of losing your parents and then being forced to leave the home you have found at GSO, among people who love you and care for you, and go to live at a boarding school far away.

Your generous gift will allow GSO to purchase a school bus so that we can attend grades 10-12 in the city of Livingstone, Zambia, located only 20 miles from the orphanage.

Having a bus will allow us to be taken to school each morning and return home each evening. No longer will we have to be away from our brothers, sisters, and house parents for months at a time. By coming home each day, we can be nourished, both physically and emotionally. A school bus will also allow us to be taken to high school sporting events and other extracurricular activities.

Please help us reach our goal of raising enough money to buy a used school bus. We thank you for any gift you are able to give.  

You can find out more about Global Samaritans (a U.S.-based non-profit operating an orphanage in Zambia) at  www.globalsamaritans.org .


According to UNICEF and US statistics:

·      Only 38% of Zambian boys and 36% of Zambian girls attend high school.
·      The literacy rate for young women in Zambia is 58.5%, with young men in Zambia only slightly ahead at 70.3%.
·      Zambian boys and girls face huge obstacles to quality education, with government spending on education at only 1.3% of GDP, ranking 170th out of 173 countries ranked.
·      41% of Zambian children between the ages of 5 and 14 are involved in child labor, compromising their access to education.

Global Samaritans is committed to improving life for the next generation of leaders in Zambia...high quality education is a big part of the plan!
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Great news! Our campaign is up to $27,700 in online and other donations. Thank you very much for your support.
Please consider another donation before the tax year ends. Or, make another donation in the new year. Or do both!
Let's make 2016 the last year that the children at Global Samaritans Orphanage have to go off to boarding school by getting them a school bus!
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Thanks to the donation of Lajuanda Daigle, we have reached $20,100 in on-line and mailed-in donations!
Share this campaign with everyone you know - friends, followers, family, coworkers - so they can donate like Lajuanda!
Why not organize a fundraiser? Your church or civic group could raise money for this cause. What better cause than providing a high quality education to children in Africa?
Let's keep pushing and get a school bus!
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Great news - We have reached the $10,000 mark. Mailed-in donations of $5525 plus the $4500 donated on-line put our total at $10,025!
Because of generous pledges from anonymous donors, this $10,000 will be matched, making our new total $20,025!
Thank you for your support so far. We still have work to do. Please pass along the good news to all of your friends and followers. Ask them to join with you in donating generously to this great cause.
Let's get this bus!
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It is less than 2 weeks until October 1 and the end of our drive to raise $10,000. Generous donors have agreed to match our $10,000, making it $20,000! But we have to get there first!
Please donate today and encourage everyone you know to donate as well. Just think of the feeling when you see pictures and hear stories of the children of Global Samaritans Orphanage and their school bus, knowing that you were a part of making the dream come true.
Go to gofundme.com/globalschoolbus and donate today!
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$5,920 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 31 months
Created July 25, 2015
Funds raised will benefit:
Global Samaritans
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6 months ago
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Denise Weimer
22 months ago

On behalf of the Maxeys Woman's Club.

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Beth Andrews
29 months ago

This money is being donated on behalf of the Maxeys Woman's Club.

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