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One Starfish at a Time

$1,525raised of $35,000 goal
4%

Organizer: Susie Cupp Beneficiary: Moses Boyee Okonji

Through our efforts we hope to raise enough money for Moses and Jaime to complete a 5 story building in which the rent from the apartments will go to send children to school!

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The GJHS Tiger football team wants to build a 5 story building in the slums of Mathare, just outside Nairobi, Kenya. The 5 story building will house a clinic on the first floor and low income apartments on the other 4 floors. The income from the apartments will go to pay for the children living in the slums to go to school.  It costs  between $350-$2000 a year to go to school and the people of Mathare only make a $1 a day, so it is impossible to get your child in school.  This project will allow many children the opportunity to go to school and it will also allow the people to receive much needed medical care.  The Grand Jucntion Football Team wants to see this project completed, they want to make a difference, "One Starfish at a Time."
                                                   
                                            Starfish Story
One day a man was walking along the beach, when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy he asked, "What are you doing?"  The youth replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back they will die."  "Son," the man said, "don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and thousands of starfish? You can't make a difference."  After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man he said, "That one is glad I helped him!" by Loren Eiseley

 We CAN make a difference and the Grand Junction Tiger Football Team is asking for your help to Change the World, One Starfish at a Time!!!

To see another video that my son made while in Kenya go
to VIMEO and type Barak Cupp Kenya Mission Trip 2013 into the search box. 

Thank you for supporting our project!!!!
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11/04/2013
by Susie Cupp
So far, through all our efforts we have raised $16,901.  The newest challenge is to get this amount on our You Caring site to $8000. You can help us get there by a simple $10 or $20 donation.......please help us help Moses and Jaime to complete this building project!!!!!  Go GOD!!!!!
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10/28/2013
by Susie Cupp
HUGE CHALLENGE PLEASE READ!!!!!!
 So, wanting to let everyone know that Moses and Jaime will be in Grand Junction on Wednesday night and they are staying through next Monday. We are having an all school assembly on Monday to present them with a check and so they can thank all the students for helping out in raising money for the building project. I would like to have a much bigger check to write to them, so I am putting this challenge out to all my facebook friends and family........I will match up to $3000 worth of donations.....I am not asking for you to give much, $10, $20, or $30 would be amazing.....all you have to do is click on the site below and donate online through paypal....it is easy and quick!!!! Yes, I am FACE BEGGING but it is a big deal and very close to my heart so its worth it!!!!! Thank you all and this site will be open until the end of December but I just want a big push now while they are here!!!

We have our first donation toward the challenge I put out there........thank you Tom and Caryn for getting it started!!!!!  Bless you!!!!
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09/25/2013
by Susie Cupp
Moses has made it to the US. He arrived in New York today and will be in Colorado the end of October. With your help we can give him a big check to go back and build with! Please support our efforts in helping to transform lives And bring hope to a community!
blessings, 
Susie
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09/22/2013
by Susie Cupp

With the most recent news of the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi 2 days ago I am more motivated than ever to see this project through!  My sons were at that mall last summer when they went to Kenya! It is devastaing to think about what has happened and my hope and prayer is that we can make a difference and give some hope to the people in Mathare through our donations!  Please be praying for those in Nairobi and remember we can change the world, ONE starfish at a time!!!!


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09/12/2013
by Susie Cupp
Our fundraiser has officially started.  It is our hope that as people hear what we are doing that  they would get behind our efforts to raise money for this building project.  Let's look beyond ourselves and do something for somebody else.  Let's go find somebody and help transform their life......we can do this!!!!!!  thank you ahead of time for your support!!!!  GO TIGERS!!!!
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09/12/2013
by Susie Cupp
Our fundraiser has officially started.  It is our hope that as people hear what we are doing that  they would get behind our efforts to raise money for this building project.  Let's look beyond ourselves and do something for somebody else.  Let's go find somebody and help transform their life......we can do this!!!!!!  thank you ahead of time for your support!!!!  GO TIGERS!!!!
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