Tanzania Volunteer Experience

$1,595 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 51 months
Keri Johnsrud   CHICAGO, IL

In September, I'll be volunteering for three weeks at an orphanage in Tanzania, Africa, through International Volunteer HQ. While at the orphanage, I'll be participating in duties such as teaching, cooking, cleaning, and providing as much compassion as possible for each child. I'm beyond excited to be part of this life-changing experience; however, there are costs associated with such a decision (i.e. flight, program fee, immunizations). No contribution amount is too small and is humbly appreciated.Thank you for your kind and generous support!

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Update 5
48 months ago
A huge thanks to everyone who has generously supported me on this endeavor. I must sound like a broken record, but it really does mean a lot to me to have such amazing friends and family who have been so gracious with their time and treasure. I can't believe the time has arrived. I'm incredibly excited to be taking off for a completely unknown. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!
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Update 4
49 months ago
Thanks, again, to everyone who has helped me reach my funding goal. Your support really does mean the world to me. I can't believe I leave in two weeks! Time is flying by so quickly.

I'm excited to inform you all that I was just notified of my placement. I will be working at Glorious Orphanage (near Arusha) teaching math and English to roughly 60 children between the ages of 2-6 years old. I'm so looking forward to meeting all of these kids and I promise to share more of my experience while I am there.

Thanks, again, for your generosity and support! Asante, sana...
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Update 3
50 months ago
I continue to be humbled by the outpouring of support for this cause. Thank you to everyone who has helped! The benefit concert that was held this past Sunday was a success and a lot of fun. Thanks to all who came and participated :).
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Update 2
50 months ago
Thanks, again, to everyone who had donated, so far, to the cause! If you're interested in donating supplies, here is a suggested list of items:

Children's clothing
Books (any type)
Balloons
Bubble Solution
Face Paint
Musical instruments
Stickers, stamps and certificates
Colored drawing paper
Pencils/Pens/Markers/Crayons
Colored pavement chalk
Chalk

You may email me and I'll provide details on how/where to send these materials. Thanks!!!!!
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$1,595 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 51 months
Created June 5, 2012
JS
$25
Jan Slavin
48 months ago

Keri - I wish you well on this amazing journey! You are a lovely, accomplished, amazing young woman!

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JJ
$100
Jason Johnsrud
48 months ago
$50
Anonymous
49 months ago (Offline Donation)
$50
Anonymous
49 months ago
EJ
$100
Evan & Grant Johnsrud
49 months ago
$100
Anonymous
49 months ago (Offline Donation)
$25
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49 months ago (Offline Donation)
MH
$25
Mike Heaton
49 months ago
SK
$25
Steve Kouba
49 months ago

Do your best, you rock.

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$20
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50 months ago (Offline Donation)
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