Erin For Lifesong Ethiopia

About Lifesong Ethiopia

Team ZAT is a group of people brought together by two common interests:  A love (or toleration) of running and a desire to help the least of these.  We will all be running the Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2013 to raise money and awareness for children in need 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.  No administrative fees will be deducted and, due to a generous corporate sponsor, even Paypal fees will be covered.

To give the gift of sponsorship to a specific child, click here

And to learn more about our work in Ethiopia and around the world, visit Lifesong for Orphans

Erin Details

Hi, my name is Erin. I am married to Jeff and we just had our first baby Harper (yes, she's beautiful and perfect in every way). I have two nephews from Southern Ethiopia whom I love to pieces, which has a lot to do with my desire to help children from this region. I know God has big plans for kids in the Ziway and Adami Tulu schools and I am excited to be a part of His plan to minister to them. Because I just had a baby in January and I haven't ran in nearly a year, I know it will be a stretch for me to run a marathon in October. However, that is just a testament to how passionate I am for the kids in Ethiopia and how I refuse to pass up this opportunity to help them.

Would you consider donating $.50, $1 or $2 per mile I run?

I am so thankful for your support. It will not only change lives in Ethiopia, but will likely be the only thing keeping me running to that 26th mile

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Fundraiser ended on 10/20/2013.

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Donations To Erin

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Name Gift Date Amount Comment
Elisha Summerlin 4/17/2013 $20.00 Good luck Erin! I think this is Great:)
Joyce McNeely 4/22/2013 $25.00
David Spencer 10/5/2013 $50.00
Joplin garage sale 10/11/2013 $172.43