Mario Brown

250 Million Kids can't read this Message! Let's change this together - help me build a school for kids in Africa. 100% of the money goes directly to the cause.
  • My Goal:
  • $75,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $52,335
  • # of Donations:
  • 111
$52335 of $75000 goal
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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela

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When I was growing up my family (My Mom and I) were in trouble and things got really bad when I was about 11 years old and I (and my mom) were going down a dangerous path.

Thankfully people and organizations stepped in and I was in Foster Care for 3.5 years which helped me to get back on track, it provided me with quality education & guidance and it gave my mother a chance to get our lives back on the right track.

Without that outside help our lives would have turned out in a very, very different way.

Right now there are 250 Million Kids on this planet that can't even read what I'm typing here - they have zero chance to get any type of education and if they can't read or write there is no chance for them to find a good job later on to support their family or improve their situation.

They also need outside help!

For the last 8 years since I started as an Entrepreneur I only focused on making money and it's time now for me to use my skills and resources to make a difference and to help kids get the same chance I've received back then when my family was in serious trouble.

My wife Maria is from Ecuador and I lived in Ecuador for 7 months and with our own eyes we've seen a lot of kids living on the street without an opportunity for education.

The situation for kids is especially bad in Laos and Africa and that's where I'll start and with your help we'll build a school in Africa to help kids receive quality education, which will allow them to have more options later in life and to have an impact in that country.

==> Important: With 'Pencils Of Promise' all of the donated money goes 100% Directly To The Cause - To The Kids By Providing a School, Supplies & Teachers they wouldn't have access to any other way.

(Pencils Of Promise Apporach: Donors rarely know where their money goes, so we set out to change this. By covering our operational costs through private donors, events and companies, 100% of every dollar donated online goes directly into our programs to educate more children)

Please support me on this journey - any donation will go a long way and it's great to know that 100% of the money goes directly to the cause, directly to building & supporting schools in Africa.

My wife Maria and I will fly down to the location to visit the kids, help with the school and we'll document the journey and share it here so that you can direclty see the impact you helped to make.

After focusing on myself and my business for the last 8 years it's now time to give back and to truly help others that need a hand because at some point in our lives we all needed help.

Please help me reach my fundraising goal by donating today.
Everyone has promise, education unlocks it.

Let's get started today!

Mario
 

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Mario Brown is fundraising for Season of Promise 2015 benefiting Pencils of Promise.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela

=============

When I was growing up my family (My Mom and I) were in trouble and things got really bad when I was about 11 years old and I (and my mom) were going down a dangerous path.

Thankfully people and organizations stepped in and I was in Foster Care for 3.5 years which helped me to get back on track, it provided me with quality education & guidance and it gave my mother a chance to get our lives back on the right track.

Without that outside help our lives would have turned out in a very, very different way.

Right now there are 250 Million Kids on this planet that can't even read what I'm typing here - they have zero chance to get any type of education and if they can't read or write there is no chance for them to find a good job later on to support their family or improve their situation.

They also need outside help!

For the last 8 years since I started as an Entrepreneur I only focused on making money and it's time now for me to use my skills and resources to make a difference and to help kids get the same chance I've received back then when my family was in serious trouble.

My wife Maria is from Ecuador and I lived in Ecuador for 7 months and with our own eyes we've seen a lot of kids living on the street without an opportunity for education.

The situation for kids is especially bad in Laos and Africa and that's where I'll start and with your help we'll build a school in Africa to help kids receive quality education, which will allow them to have more options later in life and to have an impact in that country.

==> Important: With 'Pencils Of Promise' all of the donated money goes 100% Directly To The Cause - To The Kids By Providing a School, Supplies & Teachers they wouldn't have access to any other way.

(Pencils Of Promise Apporach: Donors rarely know where their money goes, so we set out to change this. By covering our operational costs through private donors, events and companies, 100% of every dollar donated online goes directly into our programs to educate more children)

Please support me on this journey - any donation will go a long way and it's great to know that 100% of the money goes directly to the cause, directly to building & supporting schools in Africa.

My wife Maria and I will fly down to the location to visit the kids, help with the school and we'll document the journey and share it here so that you can direclty see the impact you helped to make.

After focusing on myself and my business for the last 8 years it's now time to give back and to truly help others that need a hand because at some point in our lives we all needed help.

Please help me reach my fundraising goal by donating today.
Everyone has promise, education unlocks it.

Let's get started today!

Mario
 

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Season of Promise 2015

WHY IT MATTERS Approximately 75% of communities we visit have poor existing infrastructure. Communit

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Pencils of Promise

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