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This fundraiser ended on 08/19/11

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Helping Shanaya get ready for college!

Hello friends and family,

One of my former students, Shanaya, reached out to me about things she needs for college in the fall. She is the first person in her family to graduate high school and is very excited to build a new life for herself outside of Philadelphia.

Shanaya is a motivated and driven young woman with a huge heart. She knows what she wants in life and does not give in to negative influences around her. I know that the transition to college is going to be a difficult one and I want to show her that she has people who are behind her 100%.

I am hoping to raise $250 so that we can get her a gift certificate to Target and I can take her shopping for the school supplies and things she will need for her dorm room. If 25 people give $10, we can reach that goal.

You will probably see that I am listed as the beneficiary of this fundraiser. Shanaya is moving into her dorm room at Cheney University on August 28th. Unfortunately, GiveForward will not be able to mail her the check in time. So on Friday, August 19th I am going to check how much money has been raised, close the fundraiser and purchase a gift certificate for that amount. Then, I am going down to Philly on the 20th so Shanaya and I can go shopping. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Thank you all so much! Shanaya is really excited for college, but I know this has been weighing heavily on her. Hopefully, this will be a small way to help her achieve her goals.

Much love,
Katie
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