Reached 84% of our fundraising goal!

The MEF GivingTuesday fundraiser is nearing its end thanks to 59 generous donors. As of today, we have received $33,574 in donations or 84% of our $40,000 goal. Only $6,425 to go in the next 12 days and we still have $1,586 of our $20,000 in matching funds remaining. As explained in the previous emails, the first $35,000 in donations will go towards 2023 sponsorships ($700/child-year) and operating funds for the Engaruka English Medium Primary School and the remaining donations will go towards improved internet for the school, girls’ dormitory furnishings, and construction of the proposed boys’ dormitory.

WE NO LONGER NEED TO REFURBISH THE SCHOOL’S PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM BECAUSE THE SCHOOL WAS HOOKED UP TO THE TANZANIA ELECTRIC GRID YESTERDAY. WE NOW HAVE ELECTRICITY 24/7 FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!!!

Tax deductible donation options:

Recurring monthly donations by credit card via Facebook at https://maasaieducationfoundation.org/2022-meta-matching…/ and Meta will match your 1st monthly donation made in December after your 2nd monthly donation is made. We have received $450 in Meta match so far during the fund drive. You can cancel recurring donations any time.

Donate by credit card via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/donate/5554126521303579/ or via the PayPal Giving Fund at: https://paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2457198.

Via check payable to Maasai Education Foundation at 345 Woods Ln, Newport, VA 24128.

$700 sponsors a child for the year and includes room, board, all fees, medical care, etc. Sponsors receive copies of their child’s report card and letters, pictures and drawings from their child. You can even read and talk to your children using Zoom.

If you plan to donate after the first of the year or if you are currently a sponsor and plan to discontinue your sponsorship, please let us know (maasaieducationfoundation@gmail.com).

Corporate Match? If a corporate match is possible for your donation, please sign up for your corporate match. Four donors have indicated that they will be making their sponsorship donations for 8 children after the first of the year and their employers will match their donations, effectively sponsoring 16 children. Most large companies have corporate giving programs so please check yours if a match is possible.

Contribute as You Shop: Do you shop on Amazon or at the Kroger Family of Companies (Baker’s, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Foods Co, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Gerbes, Jay C Food Store, King Soopers, Kroger, Mariano’s, Metro Market, Pay-Less Super Markets, Pick’n Save, QFC, Ralphs, Ruler, Smith’s Food and Drug? If so, designate the Maasai Education Foundation (or another charity) and they will donate up to 0.5% of the value of your purchases to your designated charity. Details on how to sign up for the AmazonSmile and Kroger Community Rewards program are at: https://maasaieducationfoundation.org/home/how-to-give/.

A huge thank you to the following donors for their contributions during this fund drive: Aida, Audrey, Becky, Beth, Brennan, Brian, Carl, Carol, Charles, Dan and Ghislane, Debbie, Debra, Dorothy, Elizabeth, Ellen, Essra, Ginny Boeing, Heather, Isle, Jackie Burton, Jacqueline, Jessica, John, Kathryn and Jonathan, Kayliey, Kris, Kurt, Linda, Lisa, Lori, Manny, Margie, Mary, Mauri, Michael, Mithran and Anita, Nakia, Nicky, Pat, Patricia, Paul, Paul and Lynne, Peggy and Bill, Phil, Glenn, Randall, Rebecca and Theo, Rex and Jan, Richard and Suzanne, Robert and Brigitte, Saied, Sandy, Scott, Steve, Tom, William and Melissa, Wimberly, Zach and Diane, and Zeena and Siddeek.

We hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season.


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