MEF #GivingTuesday Fundraiser Update

We are doing great! We have received $28,855 in donations or 72% of our $40,000 goal. In addition, we have matching funds for $16,045 of these donations and $3,954 in pledged matching funds for additional donations!

If you would like to sponsor a child next year, the cost is $700 for the year or $58.33/month. You can also partially sponsor a child.

There are two ongoing fundraisers:

#GivingTuesday Matching Fundraiser – Nov. 29 to Dec 31, 2022 – Double your impact – We have $3,954 in remaining matching funds of our pledged $20,000 in matching funds! – Our biggest fundraiser of the year starts runs through December 31. Our goal is to raise $35,000 for 2023 school sponsorship/operating costs and $5,000 for an improved school internet connection, girls’ dormitory furnishings, refurbishing the school’s photovoltaic system and the proposed boys’ dormitory. This goal includes funds received through the Meta Recurring Donation Matching Fundraiser. in 2022, MEF donors supported 57 primary school students and $39,900 is required to fund these students again in 2023. Only 18% of students attending EEMPS come from families that pay tuition and fees. The rest are classified as charity students by EEMPS and are supported by MEF and other donors. The cost to sponsor a boarding student for the 11 months that they are at the school each year is $700 or $58.33/month. This pays for their tuition, room and board, school uniforms, medical care, etc. MEF is committed to providing $70,000 in sponsorship/operating funds to EEMPS during the 2023 school year. If you donate after 8AM ET on Nov. 29, 2022, MEF donors have pledged to match at least the first $15,000 in donations. Donations in excess of $35,000 and match will go towards improving the school’s internet connection, photovoltaic system, etc. To donate by credit card via Facebook go to and click on the blue DONATE button.

If you do not use Facebook, you can donate by credit card via the MEF PayPal Giving Fund by clicking the following link: Donations from either Facebook or PayPal Giving Fund are eligible for the MEF match depending upon the time they are submitted with first come, first serve. Checks payable to Maasai Education Foundation may be mailed to 345 Woods Ln, Newport, VA 24128. Please help us make this fundraiser a success. 

Meta Recurring Donation Matching Fundraiser (Nov. 15 to Dec 31, 2022) – Make a recurring donation of up to $100/month on the MEF Facebook page and MEF will receive up to $100 match from Meta after you make your second automatic donation. You can continue monthly donations or cancel them after the second donation, and we will still receive the match (until Meta matching funds run out). Detailed instructions are available at: Donations will go towards scholarships, an internet connection, photovoltaic system improvements, dormitory furnishings and a planned boys’ dormitory. A recurring monthly donation of $58.33 will sponsor a child at the school for a year. $116.67/month will sponsor two students.

Corporate Match? If a corporate match is possible for your donation, please sign up for your corporate match. 

Pledges – If you want to participate in the fundraiser but plan to make your donation after the first of the year, please email, text 540-922-2971 or mail us your pledge. 

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