For every $25 you donate to US Empowered – in cash, check, or online – you’ll receive an entry in your choice of two raffles; you can divide your entries among them as you like. One of the prizes is unique:
(1) $50 gift certificate to Jewell & the Beanstalk. Wholesome and delicious food, great atmosphere. There is nothing else like Jewell’s in Manchester (menu). (Actually, one entry per $5 for this raffle)
(2) Immortality through art
- A black & white portrait drawing by me, from a photo of your choice
- Charcoal on quality, 24×36 paper (or smaller if you’d prefer)
- I’ll spend at least four hours on it
For reference, I spent about 2.5 hours on the male portrait and about an hour on the female. The former was from a live model, which explains why he isn’t smiling; you try to hold a smile for over two hours. Both pictures were taken with a cell phone camera, so the quality is not the best.
To enter, simply make a contribution and e-mail me your selections. I receive e-mail confirmations of online donations immediately and eventually receive confirmations of donations by check.
Although the raffle is a chance to have something special, personal, and unique in exchange for very little, it is only an incentive. This is really about US Empowered and the work they do developing mentors, programs, and other resources to help students in some our most at risk school systems get into and succeed at college. Please give generously.
The drawings, which will be November 9 – 30 days after the Chicago Marathon, which is my fundraising deadline.
If you have any questions, please ask in the comments.
Thanks for your support.
Raffle Prize: Immortality
To contribute to the work done by Urban Students Empowered, please visit my personalized fundraising page. Your donation goes directly to the organization.
For every $25 you donate, you can enter a raffle for any of several prizes, inclduing restaurant gift certificates and the chance to have your portrait (or a loved one’s) drawn.
If you prefer to pay by check, please make it out to US Empowered with my name on the memo line and mail it to:
Attn: Race Team
222 W. Ontario, Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60654
On October 10, I’m running the Chicago Marathon in support of Urban Students Empowered. US Empowered helps underperforming high school students to prepare for, be accepted to, and succeed in college and trains teachers to lead its structured mentoring, education, and support program. Personally, I like that US Empowered is not a scholarship program focused on high-achievers. Instead, it leverages its limited resources to build a system that helps many students from low-income schools to enroll in and graduate from college. In addition to helping the individual students, the focus on schools with the lowest rates of college attendance maximizes the social and economic benefits for both the communities and the US as a whole: Help where the need is greatest.
If you’d like to learn a more or make a donation, please head on over to my personalized pledge page.
Tutor and students participating in US Empowered programs
I’m trying something new to help my fundraising efforts. I made business cards with info about See Rob Raise on one side and about the charity on the other. If you arrived at this site as a result of one of those cards, thanks for more than just humoring me by accepting it. I hope what you learn – about US Empowered and my larger goals – inspires you to make a contribution.
Thanks for you support.
- Rob Campbell
The See Rob Raise charitable card