June 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

June Details

My name is June. I am a mommy to 5 kids, ages 7-14 and a wife to Damon who will also be running the Chicago marathon this year. I started this running thing after my last baby was born. I had never liked to run but found it to be a good thing for keeping me healthy, sane and giving me some much needed quiet time. I grew to love running and have found the half marathon to be my favorite race distance. I run 3-4 half marathons each year. I have run one full marathon in 2011 and although I don't have a strong desire to run another one when I heard about this team and what they will be raising money for I couldn't say no. God has given me a passion for the orphans and I want to use any opportunity I am given to help them. I also love the city of Chicago so if I am going to run 26 miles I can't think of a better place to do it.


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 keep me racing to that 26th mile




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Fundraiser ended on 10/20/2013.

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Donations To June

* Denotes Offline Donations

Name Gift Date Amount Comment
Mary Neir 4/9/2013 $25.00
Shonda Dietz 6/5/2013 $7.54 June - You are amazing!!! I very often get a $3.77 Cafe Au Lait on Thursdays and Fridays. This week I will proudly drink water and wish you well!
Anonymous 6/5/2013 $12.00 3 coffees :)
Maggie Duehring 6/5/2013 $20.00
Anonymous 6/6/2013 $75.00
Carol Vawter 6/6/2013 $100.00
Tonya 6/8/2013 $25.00
Garage Sale 6/8/2013 $500.00 * Proceeds from the Run for ZAT benefit garage sale. Thank you to all who contributed and helped.
Jennifer Gronberg 6/8/2013 $20.00 Thank you for what you are doing!
Anonymous 6/19/2013 $100.00 *
Anonymous 6/19/2013 $120.00 *
Chick Fil A 8/5/2013 $23.27 *
Tracie Barnard 8/5/2013 $50.00 *
Con Carpet 8/5/2013 $100.00 *
Anonymous 8/27/2013 $50.00
Mighty Oaks 9/9/2013 $32.00 Thanks for buying cookies, Mighty Oaks kids!
Staci 9/9/2013 $20.00
Roger Neir 10/3/2013 $25.00 Enjoy Chicago!
Julie Veer 10/7/2013 $25.00
Susan Lanker 10/8/2013 $20.19