$7,000 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 118 people in 6 months
Created May 22, 2018
When Eric Lichter turned 57 earlier this spring, he wanted to do something to commemorate it, something that would allow him to make his 57th trip around the sun unique. He didn't have to look further than to  his two sons and their beloved public K8 school in South Seattle, Orca K-8.  Orca K-8 is a public option school that focuses on environmental science and social justice is in need of resources to provide quality education and to keep their amazing programs up and running. 

The idea: “get up and running”.  From March 26th until early October Eric will run a self propelled half marathon (13.1 miles) a week to raise money for Orca K-8. Each week he will map his half marathon  and invite kids and parents from the Orca community to join running, walking, biking, scootering, cartwheeling  along with him.

Money raised from this campaign will go directly to the Orca K8 PTSA which funds many of the school's programs:
The Garden Program: in which every student from K-6 has an opportunity to get in the garden once a week, learn how to cultivate and nurture food. Yearly cost $41,000
WeApp: a public speaking program from grades 4-8 where students learn how to tell their stories through writing and public speaking $28,000
Bridging Wisdom: beginning in 2nd grade the students of Orca K8 and the elders of Esperanza House are brought together to tell each other their life stories. $12,000
Film, Drama, and Art: these programs are the cornerstone of the arts department, films from the film club have won awards at the Northwest Children's Film Festival $11,000  
Camps: Beginning in 2nd grade students go to camp to learn hands on in the field environmental science. $10,000
There are so many more programs  the PTSA can boast about funding (Orca Plus-after school enrichment, Race Forum, Inclusion Comittee-to name a few more) but don't want to bore you, the contributor. 

Eric would like to raise $5,000  for Orca K-8 and will be RUNNING over 400 miles while doing so (that is roughly the distance from Seattle to Portland and back). Please support him, and Orca K-8 in the process, donate and follow along this incredible undertaking. 

Most importantly, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the support. Without your support these wonderful programs wouldn't exist. 

*All half- Marathons will be verified by MapMyRun and posted weekly.
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Hello all,

Tomorrow I run my final (# 30) Half marathon at the Orca school Move a Thon! I’m psyched to be running with the kids. So far we have raised $6900. So close to $7000! I’m asking all my donors to do me a big favor and spread the word. All we need are two $50 donors to hit this goal! Thank you so much for all your help, all your love and all your support!!!
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Hi Orca parents and donors,

As some of you may know, I, in concert with the Orca PTSA am doing a fundraiser to raise money for the Orca PTSA by crazily running 30 half marathons in 30 consecutive weeks. I have done 21 so far… 9 more left. The goal was to raise $5000 and the fundraiser is now close to $5500!! I really believe it can go to $10,000! The reason I am writing to you all is because I want to ask for your help. I have reached out to local businesses and have been so excited by their response to this fundraising event. So far the following businesses have partnered with our fundraiser:

*Fleet Feet
*The Leschi Mart
*Hello Robin
*The sweatbox
*The royal room

I haven’t made this public yet but I reached out to both Top Pot donuts and the Seattle Drum School and both are eager to partner with the fundraiser and are offering some pretty cool incentives for potential donors! I will be announcing that soon.

Sooo, here is the ask… If you own a business or know of anybody who owns a business and you think they might be interested in donating to the fundraiser by means of goods, services or a cash donation that would be so appreciated. The truth is, I love running, calling business owners and raising money for Orca, but it does take a lot of work and at this point I can use all the help I can get. Think about it. Thanks for considering.


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I ran my 21st half marathon today.
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$7,000 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 118 people in 6 months
Created May 22, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Orca K 8 PTSA
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Seattle, WA
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