Ben and Danielle For Team ZAT 2015

About Team ZAT 2015

Team ZAT is a group of kids and adults passionate about serving God and His people. This October we will be running various races in the Kansas City Marathon in order to raise money and awareness for orphans and vulnerable children within the communities of Ziway and Adami Tulu, Ethiopia (Ziway + Adami Tulu = ZAT). Your donation will go towards the Ethiopia child sponsorship program, providing education, medical care, two meals per day, love and HOPE to children enrolled in the Ziway/Adami Tulu schools. Not only will kids be physically cared for, but they will be lovingly taught of their great worth in God's eyes. Help us feed families spiritually through the message of hope and empowerment, aiming to keep families together in Ethiopia. 

** Rest assured knowing that 100% of your tax deductible donation goes directly to work in Ethiopia

*** THIS JUST IN ***
We just had an anonymous donor step up and say they were so excited by all those Running for Purpose, that they wanted to MATCH every single donation given (up to this point) and until the end of October.  Folks, that means your $10 donation instantly turns to $20, $50 turns to $100 and so on (up to a total of $20,000).  Help spread this good news and let's see how many kids we can support. ***

Ben and Danielle Details

Netsanet is 9 years-old and in 2nd grade at the Lifesong for Orphans school in Ziway, Ethiopia.  Her mother is widowed and has five children.  Netsanet is good at soccer and her favorite subject is Amharic.  She wants to be a doctor when she grows up.

Many families in this region of Ethiopia are living in extreme poverty and many children are orphaned due to death and disease.  Without a quality education children have little to no hope of breaking the cycle of gripping poverty. At Lifesong Ethiopia, our hope is to not only provide education and food, but also share the love of Christ with students as we guide them into a hopeful future.

 We are Ben & Danielle Arant and on October 17 we will be running the KC Half Marathon in order to help ensure that Netsanet and others like her can continue to go to school, get fed and hear about God's love.  Will you help me by making a donation?  No amount is too small.

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Fundraiser ended on 11/1/2015.

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Donations To Ben and Danielle

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Name Gift Date Amount Comment
Stephanie Hagen 10/4/2015 $20.00 Good luck with your goal! I'll be praying for you guys and that sweet girl.
Julie Cupp 10/10/2015 $50.00 Godspeed on your run! Love that you are running with a purpose outside yourself!
Anonymous 10/12/2015 $130.00
Andra Cupp 10/12/2015 $30.00 Good luck :)
Edward and Lori Gaul 10/15/2015 $100.00 What an excellent opportunity to do this for her!! Have fun on Saturday!!