Monday, December 15, 2008

Dhanyabaad! Fundraisers in 2008

The Sam's House family stretches not only from Nepal to here, but all across the U-S of A. We are so grateful to the many people who take the time and effort to spread the word about Sam's House and raise a little money in doing so. In 2008, we were most fortunate to have the following groups/people/teams/organizations working on behalf of the children.

November 2008

- Kristine Segrist ran the NYC marathon, collecting pledges for Sam's House.

May-August 2008

- Liz Deegan and her Brownie troop hold a fundraiser in University Heights, OH.

- Pedaling Parsons of Canton, OH ride from Washington DC to Pennsylvania.

- Taylor Lundin holds a fundraiser with her friends from vacation Bible school at Grace United Methodist church in Canton, OH.

- In Morris, MN, the Pioneer Prairie Days' 5k, organized by Jen Lund, donates proceeds to Sam's House.

- The second annual picnic/pool party fundraiser in Bay Village, OH, draws big another big crowd and raises $12,000.

- Christopher and Kate Meleski hold a front yard lemonade stand in Ridgewood, NJ, for Sam's House.

- Proceeds from the Sammelson family garage sale in Red Wing, MN, support Sam's House.

April 2008

- The third annual Morris yard sale brings in money despite snow the day before.

- The nursery school at Rocky River United Methodist church holds a lemonade stand for Sam's House.

January 2008

Allison Coho and the students at Deer Run Elementary in Dublin, OH, collect over 100 bottles of vitamins for Sam's House. Sam's House is so well-stocked, they share the surplus with other children's homes in Pokhara!

Thank you, thank you, thank you... just as Sandeep lays a wet one on sister Jamuna, here's a big kiss for all of you...

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