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Help Send Banks to Our School

$185 of $19k goal

Raised by 7 people in 1 month
Wendy Babiak  ITHACA, NY
I'm Wendy Babiak, a lay Carmelite and member of Immaculate Conception parish in Ithaca, NY. I seek the face of Christ and find it it in the poor.

This is the Ezennadili family, or as I know them (and pray for them), brother Michael, sister Eucharia, and little sister Banks. They live in Nigeria, and thanks to political and social turmoil there, they’re having a hard time. They face food insecurity and the constant threat of violence (I’m sure you’ve heard of Boko Haram). Still, they manage to be joyful, largely because of their trust in Our Holy Mother and strong Catholic faith. A faith they very much want to pass on to little Banks, along with a solid education, at a good Catholic school. I told them about our parish’s school, Immaculate Conception, known for its solid catechesis and welcoming, safe, and loving environment, and they were sold.

Before the economy tanked, Michael was having success as an IT entrepreneur, but as his customers’ businesses have failed, his has, as well, and his dream of educating his daughter seemed to be getting farther out of reach. But he has conceived a venture that promises to provide for their needs and, by God’s grace, even allow him to send his wife and daughter to Ithaca so that Banks can attend our school. He plans on bidding on salvaged cars through a reputable company in the business of taking our totaled vehicles and sending them to Nigeria, where mechanics make them road-worthy. 70% of the vehicles in Nigeria are salvaged, so there’s definitely a market for what he’ll be selling. What he’s lacking is capital to get going. He also needs funds to get passports for himself and his daughter, airfare, and tuition. That’s where you come in. Please prayerfully consider this request and give what you can. And pray for them, and for all of their neighbors, that Nigeria might once again become a safe and supportive place for all of God’s children.
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$185 of $19k goal

Raised by 7 people in 1 month
Created March 21, 2017
DR
$15
Daniel Ripperton
8 days ago
$20
Anonymous
20 days ago
$50
Anonymous
20 days ago
MS
$25
Maria Sheehan
1 month ago
MS
$25
Maria Sheehan
1 month ago
$25
Anthony Ehrlich
1 month ago

We're all brothers and sisters. To help each other is a blessing.

$25
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1 month ago
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