My name is Yasha Zink and I'm currently a Freshman at UC Berkeley. I'm proud to announce that I will be entering my sixth year of fundraising for the Save The Children Organization!
The first time I saw a Save The Children advertisement of a mother holding her malnourished child in the summer going into 8th grade, I felt crushed . The more images of malnourished children I saw, the more I felt I had to help. I didn’t have money to donate, so I asked family and friends to pledge money for every mile I ran in one week. I chose Save The Children because the donations support kids in need worldwide . Bei ng a kid myself when I began this fundraiser motivated me further to continue fundraising.
After about one year of pledging donation s, I began organizing bigger events to raise money more efficiently. A few notable events were The Ice Cream Fun Runs ( one in 2018 and the second one in 2022 ), the yearly summer camps, and the 2020 Virtual Step Challenge which raised $1,400 in three days!
The number of children I have been able to help would never have been possible without my amazing community of supporters. To date, I have raised over $54,000 through my fundraiser. I am excited to continue helping children in need and to someday even meet them!
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