Ride for School Supplies

$1,420 of $1,750 goal

Raised by 26 people in 31 months
Maria Sosa (pictured left) and I (pictured right) are biking to raise awareness about the importance of elementary education as well as raise funds to help finance essential classroom supplies and outside learning opportunities (a.k.a. field trips) for my sister's, Michelle's, 4th grade classroom.

We will be attempting to ride approximately 125 miles from San Jose to Petaluma, CA on Sunday, August 2nd.

It would be awesome if you could sponsor us 10 cents/mile, or less... or even more! Here's some quick math:

*10 cents/mile --> $12.50 (about the price of going out for a meal)
*20 cents/mile --> $25.00 (the price of two take-out meals; hey, I'll be losing more calories than that!)

Every bit helps, and we appreciate your support!

You can check out our route here!

Background:
My sister, Michelle (pictured center), is a 4th grade teacher working with a diverse population of students in  Sunnyvale, CA. Many of her students come from low socio-economic backgrounds and are unable to purchase necessary supplies to succeed in school. The goal of this project is to raise funds to purchase necessary supplies as well as help finance a couple academic field trips during the school year.

In my opinion, K-5th education is the most important segment in the K-12th grade education system. Elementary school is where you learn everything from your ABC's to addition/subtraction/multiplication/division. It's where you learn how to read & write, but its also where many students first fall behind. It's absolutely crucial to make sure students do not fall behind, and one way to help is to make sure every student has the supplies needed to succeed as well as the extracurricular opportunities to learn.

We'll be keeping you updated throughout our ride including pictures as we cross the Golden Gate Bridge. We will also keep you updated on how your funds are used during the school year. Thank you!
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Thank you to everyone that supported our fundraiser. Maria and I successfully rode 110 miles to Petaluma and raised $1415 for Michelle's classroom fund. None of this would have been possible without your support. Thank you!

(If interested, you can check out our ride here: http://www.strava.com/activities/359993243)
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All I can say is wow! Including over $125 in cash donations, we have surpassed our second goal of $1000 in less than 15 hours, we have decided to raise our goal, once again, up to$1750.

Thanks again for the amazing support, and let's keep the momentum going!
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Thank you so much for your support. In less than a day, we have surpassed our original goal of $500 (including cash donations as well). We have decided to raise our goal to $1000 to help raise additional funds for field trips and extracurricular learning opportunities.

The most effective way to learn is to learn through firsthand experience. Field trips offer students a chance to to apply knowledge they learn from the classroom and see why the things they learn are important.
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$1,420 of $1,750 goal

Raised by 26 people in 31 months
Created July 27, 2015
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MV
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Matteo Vesprini-Heidrich
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EB
$40
Evan Bishop
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KS
$30
Kaitie Sanfilippo
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SP
$20
Sharon Peng
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MB
$20
Michelle Bina
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JW
$15
Jonny Wong
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Christine Zhang
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