Trip to Washington D.C.

$3,290 of $3,195 goal

Raised by 29 people in 45 months
Marcela Torres   BRONX, NY

Hello! I am Marcela Pinos and I am a junior at Bronx High School for Medical Science. I need to raise at least $2,500 in order to go to Washington D.C. to attend the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Conference. I was chosen to participate in this marvelous event but sadly because of economic hardships I find it difficult to get the money needed. I maintain a 90.73 average and I'm involved in various honor activities as well as awards. I have won a full scholarship to a wonderful program called ActionQuest and also assisted a program called the Summer Neuroscience Program this past summer as well as the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell Ceremony. I have recently been awarded with an Honor Roll by the National Honor Society. I am also a proud member of the National Society for High School Scholars. I really wish to attend this event and this is why I am asking for your support. Lastly I would like to say that if you know anyone who can help please tell them of this page.

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Update 9
44 months ago
I would like to share a quote:

"No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true."
"• Walt Disney Company

Thank you to all of you who have helped me achieve this dream! I'm so happy that I got the chance to achieve and touch so many people through this page. I don't even know how to thank all of you who supported me. I will be a great honor to be in Washington D.C. representing all of you. Once again i would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am glad I never gave up on my dream.

Marcela
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Update 8
44 months ago
Thank you all so much for your support!

I still need more money, please help me out by sharing this page to family and friends!
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Update 7
44 months ago
Dreams come true!
Little by little I am achieving this dream!
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Update 6
44 months ago
Happy Holidays to all! I hope you spend a wonderful time enjoying the festivities. 11 days in and almost there I am blessed and greateful for the amazing support everyone has given me so far. If there were only words to express my appreciation. Thank you all and happy holidays.
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Maria Romero
43 months ago

Hola Marcela, trabajo para los programas "Que tal America" y "Hablando de Inmigracion" queremos contactar contigo para una entrevista, por favor llamame al 347 869 2870 o mi mail es mayte0226@gmail.com. !LO LOGRASTE, FELICITACIONES!

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Carolina Ledezma
44 months ago

Hola Marcela, Nos gustaria publicar un perfil tuyo en El Diario el proximo lunes. Sera posible me llames al 2132204846 antes de las 5 pm? Tambien puedes escribrme a carolina.ledezma@eldiariony.com

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Numaan Akram
44 months ago

If it helps any, we'd be happy to donate a ride: http://inauguration.dcrallybus.com/. All the best on your endeavor!

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Jo Anna
44 months ago

Hi Marcela, Please contact News 12. We'd like to interview you. Email us at news12bx@news12.com or call at 718-861-6800.

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Luz Carty
44 months ago

Hello Marcela, My name is Luz, and a fellow Bronxite. You are an amazing young lady, and I congratulate you on your achievements. Being able to be present at the Inauguration is a once in a lifetime opportunity. i want to help you make it come true. Please contact me at 1-646-851-8361. My background is in fundraising, and I want to do whatever it takes to get you to see President Obama. Que Dios te Bendiga.

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$3,290 of $3,195 goal

Raised by 29 people in 45 months
Created December 13, 2012
$20
Anonymous
44 months ago
RL
$50
Rebecca Lurie
44 months ago

I see you hit your goal. Here's a little more towards spending money while in DC! Have fun. Saw this posted by a friend on fb. Good for you! Represent!!

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VH
$25
Valerie Harmon
44 months ago
$1,765
Danny O'Shea
44 months ago

As a fellow Bronxite and graduate of St. Nicholas of Tolentine grammer school and Mt. St. Michael Academy I learned to always explore the possibilities and follow my dreams...even though the obstacles were great. But I never gave up. Nothing significant has ever been achieved by awaiting for change. So now, go catch the wind at your back and fly into the world of possibility. One day you will land and find yourself in an amazing place...all I ask is that you too try and help someone else achieve their dream when you are in a position to.

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LM
$20
Lynne Morton
44 months ago

Marcela, I grew up in the Bronx, the most wonderful place in the world! I don't have much; like your mother, I work in a supermarket, but I wish you all the best & want you to succeed. Some very smart & famous people came from our borough-I hope to read about you one day. Good Luck!

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$50
Luz Carty
44 months ago

Hi Marcela, I have shared this with my colleagues and I know there will be a Christmas miracle for you...Everyone reading this..please share it with your networks..Let's get this young lady to Washington, DC!!

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$25
Anonymous
44 months ago
MG
$500
Michele Giordano
44 months ago

Best of luck!!!!! I saw your story on News12 and will help spread the word !!

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CR
$25
Catarina Rivera
44 months ago

Marcela, my father is from the South Bronx and has worked really hard to earn an MBA and have a great career. He also made sure we got a top notch education. For Christmas, I want to pay it forward with this donation to you in his honor. Continue to strive and focus on your self-development. I'm sure you will reach your goal. Your story is inspiring!

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EP
$20
Eva Paz
44 months ago

Good luck Marcela- I know youre going to make it to the inauguration and i posted yr story to spread the word- Have fun and say hi to Obama for me!

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Maria Romero
43 months ago

Hola Marcela, trabajo para los programas "Que tal America" y "Hablando de Inmigracion" queremos contactar contigo para una entrevista, por favor llamame al 347 869 2870 o mi mail es mayte0226@gmail.com. !LO LOGRASTE, FELICITACIONES!

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Carolina Ledezma
44 months ago

Hola Marcela, Nos gustaria publicar un perfil tuyo en El Diario el proximo lunes. Sera posible me llames al 2132204846 antes de las 5 pm? Tambien puedes escribrme a carolina.ledezma@eldiariony.com

+ Read More
Numaan Akram
44 months ago

If it helps any, we'd be happy to donate a ride: http://inauguration.dcrallybus.com/. All the best on your endeavor!

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Jo Anna
44 months ago

Hi Marcela, Please contact News 12. We'd like to interview you. Email us at news12bx@news12.com or call at 718-861-6800.

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Luz Carty
44 months ago

Hello Marcela, My name is Luz, and a fellow Bronxite. You are an amazing young lady, and I congratulate you on your achievements. Being able to be present at the Inauguration is a once in a lifetime opportunity. i want to help you make it come true. Please contact me at 1-646-851-8361. My background is in fundraising, and I want to do whatever it takes to get you to see President Obama. Que Dios te Bendiga.

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