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December 04, 2014

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BENEFITING: GoodWeave

EVENT: Skoll Foundation SE Challenge 2014

EVENT DATE: Dec 05, 2014

THE STORY:

Along the carpet belt of South Asia, an estimated 250,000 children are exploited and trafficked to make rugs that end up in high-end showrooms. 

GoodWeave believes that children belong in classrooms, not toiling on carpet looms. 

We fulfill this mission by working at every step along the supply chain — from a rug factory in Nepal all the way to a department store in New York.

GoodWeave’s work is motivated by stories of children like Sanju (seen in the photo on the left). Forced to work in a carpet factory for 16 hours a day without breaks, she would still be there if GoodWeave hadn’t rescued her and provided ongoing rehabilitation and education. Today, Sanju has been reunited with her parents and they couldn't be more proud that she is the first person in their family to go to school. (Meet this remarkable girl in the three-minute film featured in the slideshow on the left.)

Between now and December 5, we have a chance to do something really big.  As part of the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge, we are striving to raise $50,000 in donations. Every donation — no matter the amount — will go even further.

To give you a sense, a gift of $50 helps sponsor a full year of community-based education for one rescued boy or girl like Sanju.  

A gift of $500 would provide a home and non-formal education for a rescued child who doesn’t have a family to return to.  

A gift of $1,000 or more would help GoodWeave’s U.S. work to harness the power of the marketplace and bring certified slave-free rugs to more mainstream retailers.  

If together we meet the goal, it would equal the emancipation and education of 10,000 children in India, Nepal and Afghanistan. And it would create a tangible shift in the very way we do business, so that other children like Sanju never have to experience life on the looms.

You may have heard the exciting news that GoodWeave’s founder, Kailash Satyarthi, was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his courageous and innovative work toward ending child slavery.  As the plight of child laborers takes the world stage, your support comes at a very important time. With your help, we will be able to leverage this moment and complete the task that Kailash started.  

Will you help us weave a brighter future for some of the world's most vulnerable children?

On behalf of Sanju and all the children your contribution will touch, thank you.

Founded in 1994, GoodWeave rescues individual “carpet kids” while harnessing market forces to end child labor industry-wide. Our approach got the attention of CNN this summer, and USAID recently described GoodWeave as “one of the best-known examples of a program effectively addressing child labor in a sector where it was endemic.”

$28,622

MONEY RAISED
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  • Hillary Schubach

    $50

  • Wendy Gaylord

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $750

  • Cousin Katie

     

  • Cousin Katie

     

  • A Fan of Erin Phelps

    $100

  • Donna Warner

     

  • Claire Cifaloglio

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • JAL

    $50

  • The Barries

    $14

  • Nancy S. Ehrlich

    $40

  • Susan Glick Johnston

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dan Shedrick

    $250

  • Randi Klein

     

  • Betty

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $80

  • Eleanor Boba and Alan Humphrey

    $100

  • Celeste Shitama

    $20

  • Anne Hayhurst

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Roger M. Poor

    $25

  • Raina Rose Tagle

    $150

  • Bennett Family

    $50

  • Stallings Family

    $25

  • Noel Schwerin and David Ackerly

    $75

  • Dana Martin & Leyda Fajardo

    $100

  • Sheryl Kalis and Adam Steinberg

    $100

  • Susan and Kelly Colfer

    $100

  • Sara and Tom Collina

    $100

  • Libby Richman

    $50

  • Frank Albinder

    $50

  • Terry and Monk

    $100

  • Michele de Nevers

    $250

  • Wiley Designs, LLC

    $50

  • James Cull

     

  • Patty Island

    $100

  • Horace Zontal

    $2,500

  • Anna Ginsburg

    $10

  • Tony Downs

    $200

  • Paula Bagger

    $50

  • Molly Diggins

    $50

  • Meryl Chae

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Silver Spring Boot Camp

    $250

  • Stephanie Jacqueney

    $150

  • Judith Rosenthal

    $50

  • Fred and Jan Mink

    $500

  • Romek Figa

    $200

  • Tanya K

    $200

  • Tom Slade

    $20

  • Betsy Rubinstein

    $50

  • William Ackerly

    $500

  • R.E.

    $40

  • Steph Saxton

     

  • Happy Birthday, Erin!

    $50

  • Kayla Imhoff

     

  • Will Gamber

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Stella Bae

    $100

  • Amy Birnbaum

    $50

  • Nicola Parisi

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $375

  • Rebecca Glas

    $100

  • Linda Guangorena

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Beth & George Huber

    $100

  • Terry Klein & Lindsay Sobel

    $100

  • Kim & Jim

    $50

  • Algienne Amrita

    $50

  • Lois and Geert

    $300

  • Becky Hanson

    $100

  • cristina yoon

    $50

  • Gregg and Emily Painter

    $50

  • Ual and Bette Baker

    $250

  • Kenneth M Wyner

     

  • Yorke Lawson

    $200

  • Eivind and Gwenn Djupedal

    $200

  • Limor

    $200

  • Nancy Beams

    $100

  • Fontheim International, LLC

    $500

  • Ellie

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Shaan Mohapatra

    $500

  • Maggie Devlin

    $55

  • Cati

    $10

  • Marc Triaureau

    $200

  • Elizabeth Bartolini

    $10

  • Katie Tomai

    $20

  • Doug Turnbull

    $20

  • Samah

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Jessica Stoneman

    $25

  • Julia Duchon

    $20

  • Anon

    $50

  • Julia Stifler

    $20

  • Emily Boone

    $20

  • Amanda Burgess

    $20

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57% Raised of$50,000 Goal

The Team: $28,622 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Nina Smith

Amount Raised

$5,585

 

86% Raised of$6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Odegard

Amount Raised

$4,146

 

41% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Tittemore

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

105% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patricia Hambrick

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

GoodWeave

Amount Raised

$1,874

 

4% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

JD Doliner

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

0% Raised of$1,000,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Phelps

Amount Raised

$1,285

 

129% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Phelps

Amount Raised

$1,025

 

103% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Amanda Burgess

Amanda Burgess

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Emily Boone

Emily Boone

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Julia Stifler

Julia Stifler

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Anon

Anon

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Julia Duchon

Julia Duchon

DONATION: $20

Thank you for your work to empower others! 5 years ago

Jessica Stoneman

Jessica Stoneman

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Samah

Samah

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Doug Turnbull

Doug Turnbull

DONATION: $20

To Caroline 5 years ago

Katie Tomai

Katie Tomai

DONATION: $20

5 years ago