Monday, November 29, 2010

Climbing 4 Health

Last week I received an email from a woman in Massachusetts who plans to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro this upcoming February, in part as a fundraising goal.

Stacey Pratt will join a group that includes Khaliah Ali, Muhammad Ali’s daughter, that plans to summit the 19,350-foot summit in Tanzania. As part of her adventure, Ms. Pratt is also hoping to raise $5,000 by Worlds AIDS Day on December 1st to benefit the Global Alliance for Africa. Here are some of the ways that the Global Alliance for Africa uses donation funds to benefit local African communities:

•$400 funds an urban water program
•$375 buys a water pump for an agricultural initiative
•$150 funds a youth’s educational fees for one year
•$130 buys a bookcase for a library
•$100 funds vocational training for an adolescent for one year
•$50 buys a reading table for a library
•$35 buys a goat.

You can help Stacey by making a donation or by purchasing her hiking themed t-shirt which features a hiking boot with the red AIDs ribbon and the tag line "See you on top". For each t-shirt sold, $5.00 will be donated to Global Alliance for Africa.

For more information on Stacey's mission, and to purchase the t-shirt, please click here.

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