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Reggie Brown, NBC5 Street Team

Over the course of the last year ‘change’ has been on the tongues and minds of everyone in America. Right now in the spirit of the holiday season there’s an amazing way for you to help change lives across the world and help educate the people of southern Sudan.This time we’re talking about pocket change. Tomorrow, December 14 is the designated 24 hour donation day for PACODES’ library development project.

The goal is to raise $100,000, this may seem like a lot of money but they’re only asking each person to donate $1. Of course $1 is the minimum donation requested but you are asked to be as generous as possible. The great thing about this fundraiser is that it’s relying on the power of word and the concept of strength in numbers. If the word reaches 100,000 people and they all donate, the goal is attained and you played a vital part in enriching and educating someone who would not normally have that opportunity.  Tell everyone, your coworkers, friends, family, the barista at Starbucks, the teller at the bank, anyone you come in contact with. 

 PACODES is a nonprofit organization that  is determined to provide the people of the war and genocide torn Payijar region in Southern Sudan with a habitable and sustainable lifestyle. Right now, the focus of PACODES is building a library  to help provide education and spread literacy to a part of the world that desperately needs it, a place where children actually want to go to school.This particular project has been underway for quite some time now and is still in the fundraising stage.   With the combined efforts of the you, the supporters of  PACODES and the rest of the world, we have the ability to supply a war torn and impoverished region of the world with the simple basic tools they need to provide education and empowerment for their people.  

 

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  • Give a little bit of your love and change tomorrow then give yourself a big pat on the back, you deserve it.

    Log onto www.libraryproject.org and tell everyone you know. You’ll be glad you did.

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     Reggie Brown, NBC5 Street Team

     For the past 15 years, students in Jane Canepa’s Special Events and Promotions class at Columbia College have been required to choose a nonprofit organization and promote a fundraising event.

    This year’s Jammin’ with Jane event was held at Pint at 1547 N Milwaukee and benefited the development of the PACODES Panyijiar Community Development Services’.  Their goal is to construct a library for the people in the Panyijiar community in Southern Sudan.

    Jeremiah Hammerling, Danielle Barrera and Dr. Roy Hammerling

    I was invited by Danielle Barrera, a student of Jane’s and former Street Teamer, and was happy to see that they had a great turnout, the room was packed ,and the energy was high.   Check out the documentary God Grew Tired of Us. It is a testament to the will and perseverance of a group of Sudanese refugees that sought a better way of life for themselves and their homeland. The Lost Boys Of Sudan is an organization that was set up to increase awareness and assist in providing continuous development to the much-needed and deserving region of Sudan. With the combined efforts of the students, The Lost Boys, members and supporters of  PACODES and the rest of the world, we have the ability to supply a war torn and impoverished region of the world with the simple basic tools they need to provide education and empowerment for their people.  

    I  was able to catch up with the highly accredited Dr. Roy Hammerling (co-chair of Pacodes), and his son, Jeremiah, at the event. This dynamic duo is in the development stages of shooting a new film documenting the construction of the new library.  It is inspiring to see and be a part of an amazing group of people that are actively making the world a better place for everyone. I challenge you to do your part.

    (Pictured Above:Jeremiah Hammerling, Danielle Barrera and Dr. Roy Hammerling)

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