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2015 Winter Solstice Run

A team for ON THE GROUND

  • $8,241
    Raised
  • 81
    Donors
  • 19
    Fundraisers

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$8,241 raised of $20,000
($7,126 online, $1,115 offline)

40 miles on December 19th to raise awareness & funds for gender equality & women's empowerment in the DRC!

Leaderboard

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Johnny Colt

Johnny Colt fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$3,251 34

2

Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$1,460 5

3

Casey Tindell

Casey Tindell Fundraising for the 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$1,325 17

4

Savannah Hasty

Savannah Hasty fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$420 3

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Carleigh Middlemas

Carleigh Middlemas fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$395 3

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Jennifer Pawlik

Jennifer Griffin fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$350 5

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The Seaside Style

The Seaside Style (Billy, Pam, Ann & Ashley) fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$310 5

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Trent Grinkmeyer

Trent Grinkmeyer fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$300 4

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Jen Shultz

Jen Shultz fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$130 3

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Bryan Degraw

Bryan Degraw fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$100 1

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Isabella, Kade John, Haileigh

Isabella, Kade John, Haileigh (The RunnerZ)

$100 0

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David Bulger

David Bulger fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$90 4

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Adrian Edge

Adrian Edge fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$90 3

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Joey Newfield

Joey Newfield fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$20 2

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Mike Partee

Mike Partee fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$0 0

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Brice Barns

Brice Barns fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$0 0

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Matthew James

Matthew James fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice Run

$0 0

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Sol Pomeroy

Sol Pomeroy fundraising for 2015 Winter Solstice R

$0 0

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Sarah Jane Walcutt

Sarah Walcutt fundraising for 2015 Winter Sols

$0 0

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On The Ground’s purpose is to support sustainable community development in farming regions across the world.

The 2014 Winter Solstice Run is an ultra-run of 40 miles through the day of December 19th, raising awareness and funds to support On The Ground’s Project Congo. Project Congo concentrates on gender equality and raising awareness about the key issues faced by coffee farming families in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Initiatives will promote peace and gender equality while highlighting inspirational people and their stories. The work aims to break the chains of poverty and conflict while supporting women empowerment groups in coffee farming communities of the region.

Together with supporters and partners we’re working to bring peace and transformation for women’s lives in the eastern DRC region where hundreds of women, mostly widows, feel the brunt of difficulties in the conflict stricken area.

The Run offers four options:

  • 40 miles - The whole shebang.
  • 20 miles - Half-Solstice option: Run the last 20 miles!
  • Relay - You and three others each run a 10 mile leg!
  • The Last 10 - Run the last 10 miles with the team!

To sign up to run:

https://docs.google.com/a/amavida.com/forms/d/1ZdsycSJr82TC7YbwNmnlXoM0GEQdp1u9cSKMJ-iivRc/viewform?edit_requested=true


More about Project Congo:

Women play a crucial agricultural role in Africa, providing the majority of the labor, but their contributions are often invisible since women are excluded from delivering and selling the crop. These realities are exacerbated by sexual gender-based violence in Kivu used as a tool to destabilize communities. Despite the challenges, female coffee producers in DRC have the perseverance to move forward. Project Congo will provide transformative opportunities to these farmers by introducing practical initiatives supporting women’s empowerment at both farm and cooperative levels.

Project Congo will invest farming communities to increase & improve women’s:

  • Access to knowledge and participation in the decision making of the producer organizations.
  • Income by having access to land & becoming direct members of the producer organizations.
  • Income by the establishment of small business beyond coffee.
  • Position in their community by recognizing their role in coffee production.

Learn more by visiting www.onthegroundglobal.org & www.wintersolsticerun.org.

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By supporting sustainable community development in farming regions across the world.