Now that our indiegogo.com campaign has ended, you can find us at our permanent domain, perspirationforeducation.com
"The good education of youth has been esteemed by wise men in all ages, as the surest foundation of the happiness both of private families and of common-wealths." -Benjamin Franklin, Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth
I met Chris, Megan, and their mom while volunteering at the homeless shelter where they were living. Through a really unique course of events we developed a friendship. I want to help them grow into adults who can give back to society to their fullest capacity, and I believe the advantages offered by a private education would significantly improve their ability to do that.
I am running across the country, from Neah Bay, WA, to Miami, FL, to give myself a platform to ask people to help me make it a reality. The dream is beyond their family or my own financial reach, but that's the beauty of indiegogo- if it moves your heart, it will open your wallet.
I want to raise $60,000 which will pay for the first 4.5 years of Chris and Megan's tuition. In the interrim, I will develop a long term solution so I can continue to invest in their education.
The money that we raise goes to 3 places: The standard fee charged by indiegogo.com; taxes; and tuition checks. None of the money we raised is being used for our administrative expenses. The money you give goes to the kids to the fullest extent we legally can give it.
Please make checks payable too 'Perspiration for Chris and Megan's Education'. Our mailing address is:
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The society Chris and Megan join as adults will be better because of this investment in them- this is true of all children. I really believe that our country will thrive or fail tomorrow based on the choices we make about educating our youth today. Helping Chris and Megan is the first step I'm taking toward improving the country my kids will grow up in.
As of October 31, Greg is in Bossier City, LA. A link to his route can be found here.
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Disclosure: Perspiration for Chris and Megan’s Education is a registered Washington State nonprofit corporation, UBI# 603-201-452. As stated in our Articles of Incorporation, all donations will be used for the purpose of obtaining a private school education for Chris and Megan Bonds. You may order a copy of our Articles of Incorporation through the Washington Secretary of State’s Office website at http://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/.
For further information about Washington State nonprofit corporations, you may call the Secretary of State’s office at (360)725-0377.
Please note: Because the funds raised during Greg’s cross-country run will benefit Chris and Megan specifically, Perspiration for Chris and Megan’s Education is ineligible to become a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Therefore donations are not tax deductible at this time.