The Kolander 100 Desk Project ~ Goal Reached ~ Thank you all!

In May of 2016, Dan and I were blessed to be invited to travel to Ethiopia with Water to Thrive, as well as a group from the congregation that Dan started in Austin, TX. The real blessing for us came when the local people, who were the beneficiaries of this church-sponsored well, came out to offer their thanks for the gift of clean water. The blessing of safe, accessible water in their community, meant that their children could spend more time in school, instead of spending their days walking great distances for unsafe water.
We visited one such school after seeing a nearby well. About 200 students in grades K - 4 attend this school. What touched me especially was the fact that these students were so eager to learn, but had no desks and sat on the floor. As a teacher, my heart went out to these students, and I resolved that day to make a difference in the lives of the children in that one school. After obtaining bids from reputable people in Ethiopia, the cost will be about $90.00 per desk, plus transportation from the factory to the school site. I have made it my goal to raise the funds to provide 100 desks for this school. Will you please join me in this project? A gift of $100.00 will provide one desk and transportation. Of course, any amount will be appreciated. You may donate on-line directly from this campaign page, or you may mail a check donation, payable to Water to Thrive, to their office at P.O. Box 26747, Austin, TX 78755. Please include "Kolander Desk Project" in the memo line of your payment. Thank you so much for considering support for these precious children. Please keep the students and the work of Water to Thrive in your prayers. We serve together in Jesus' name. ~~ Nova Kolander
Campaign Supporters
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$ 1,400.00
From Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado, Texas and Montana - Thank you!
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$ 2,225.00
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$ 2,000.00
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$ 650.00
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$ 475.00
From Iowa and Minnesota
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$ 900.00
Thank you to donors from Iowa and Texas.
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$ 890.00
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$ 400.00
From Iowa and Texas
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$ 400.00
Gifts from Iowa - thank you.
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$ 3,356.14
Donation from Iowa City. Donations from Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, & First Lutheran Church, of Cedar Rapids, IA.
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Supporters From Austin, TX
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$ 14,973.14 raised
of $ 10,000.00 needed