A Record-Breaking Mission That Isn't Done Yet

We're holding our fundraising drive for schools open a little bit longer thanks to your amazing generosity. Find out more about Pencils of Promise.

Jan 6, 2014 at 2:19PM

We've got great news about our Foolanthropy campaign, and a huge "thank you" for helping change the world for the better.

This year, we sought to raise funds to help Pencils of Promise build two schools in impoverished communities in Guatemala. However, the astounding generosity of The Motley Fool community has helped us exceed that goal -- and then some.

Together, we exceeded our original goal of raising $50,000 to build two schools, then $75,000 for three, and $100,000 for four... and counting.

The Motley Fool community's generosity has set records for this education-oriented organization. Here's the note we received last week from the Pencils of Promise team:

Team Motley Fool, 

We are astounded. Last night, your fundraising team surpassed the $100k mark. That's FOUR full schools plus a fifth that will be funded by Motley Fool on behalf of your amazing staff. You've also taken the record-holding spot in 2 categories: (1) Most funds raised on a fundraising team (2) Highest number of individual donations to a fundraising page. 

The level of commitment your team and community have displayed toward making the world a more fair place filled with opportunity for all children has left us speechless. (And we're talkers). Not to mention, you're a downright fun group to work with. 

We are foolishly grateful to have fallen onto your radar and to have worked together to inspire your community to change the world through education. We hope this is only the beginning and cannot wait to share more information and stories with you about the deep and lasting impact you've created. 

A warm welcome to the PoP family. We're so lucky to have you.

It's not too late to join in on this successful campaign to bring education -- and economic opportunity of all kinds -- to impoverished communities in Guatemala. If this campaign has shown us anything, it's that whether one donates $5 or $5,000, Fools banding together can make big things happen.

We're hoping to make one last push to reach 750 total donors -- even $5 or $10 makes a world of difference to each individual child helped. If we reach that goal, The Motley Fool will donate an additional $2,500. Click here to help us exceed one last goal.

Thanks to all who have helped, and here's to another great year of investing -- and making the world a better place!


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