Miles For Macha

Running 26.2 Miles ... Supporting Children In Africa

Welcome To Miles For Macha!

My name is Greg and I have created this website to create awareness and raise support for a new elementary school that is being built in the remote village of Macha, Zambia, Africa.

My parents have been living in this village for the past several years. They are helping to build a new elementary school for the local children and the many orphaned and abandoned children of the region.  There is a desperate need for a quality elementary school in this area as many of the children have been growing up without any education at all.  The goal of MICS (Macha Innovative Christian School) is to provide local children with a quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
 
Visit SoMacha.com (click here) for more information about this new school
 
 Progress has not been easy for MICS.  They have had to live without running water and electricity.  The community center that was the temporary home of the school was lost in a devastating fire.  After many struggles, things are  really beginning to happen in Macha.

Thanks to the generous support of many outside sources, much progress has been made on MICS. Currently over 60 children are enrolled. The new school exterior structure is nearly complete and the interior has been started.  Many supplies and school furnishing items have even been shipped over in a cargo container.
A boarding home is also being built for some of the many abandoned and orphaned children without parents. This school and boarding home will allow these children an opportunity that would never have been possible.
One of the schools biggest needs at this point is a reliable 4x4 vehicle to transport the children and supplies. Many of the children have to walk several miles to school every day. Walking this far to school makes regular attendance nearly impossible, especially during the rainy season.  A commercial 4x4 vehicle that would be safe, reliable and allow these children the opportunity to attend a quality school would be a true blessing.

What Can We Do?
I will be running in the New York City Marathon. I am committing months of training, sweat, and pain into running these 26.2 miles.
I am asking for pledges of $1 for each mile that I will be running on Nov 2.
 In other words, I am asking everyone to dig deep into their pockets and donate $26.20 to these children and this worthy cause.
Of course any donation amount will be gladly accepted! 
100% of the money raised will go directly toward the purchase of this new 4x4 vehicle.  Thank you so much for reading about this new school in Zambia and your willingness to help!

Please view my blog with photos and stories of my marathon training adventures CLICK HERE FOR BLOG
 
Check Back For Donation Total Updates! 
$12,173.49
as of December 9, 2008

 

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DONATIONS

Non-Tax-Deductible Donations 
Via Credit Card
 
Click the Donate link below.
You will be able to enter a donation amount on the next screen.
 
Tax Deductible Donations
Via Check
 
Please email me if you are mailing a
check so I can add it to the total
 
Make Checks Payable To:
Neighborhood Church
 
Mail Checks To:
Miles For Macha
47 W Division St #140
Chicago, IL 60610
 
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$1 per Mile=$26.20
$2 per Mile=$52.40
$3 per Mile=$78.60
$5 per mile=$131.00
$10 per Mile=$262.00
Any donation amount will
be greatly appreciated!
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EMAIL

GK@core.com

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LINKS

Miles For Macha Blog

SoMacha.com