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Merrill College: Classroom Connection with Pescadero Schools

Raised toward our $1,500 Goal
19 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 24, at 11:59 PM PDT
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We are off to a great start! On to $1,500

May 04, 2014

Thank you so much for your support of our Classroom Connection program with Pescadero schools. Your help means that we can continue to provide transportation for UCSC student mentors to go up to Pescadero. Please share this link:  with your friends, family and co-workers and encourage them to support this wonderful program too.Thank you!

We just passed the 50% point for our Merrill Classroom Connection fundraiser!

May 08, 2014

We are over half way to our $1,500 goal to support Merrill Classroom Connection with Pescadero Schools, and we can’t THANK YOU enough!

As UCSC student mentor Catherine Mayorga says in the video, "this is to help the younger generation, so that they can go to college, just like we had people in our lives that mentored us."

We can’t stop now! Let the world know that you support Classroom Connection by forwarding the project link to your friends and co-workers and sharing the project on your Facebook and Twitter!

Go to the project page at, click the Facebook, Twitter, or Share button and help us get the rest of the way to our $1,500 goal!

Thank you!

We have raised over $1,000 ! 8 days to go!!!

May 16, 2014

Dear Friends,

It is so exciting to see our total reach $1,000 - all possible because of your generous support. Your dollars mean we can continue to make this marvelous "classroom connection" with our neighbors in Pescadero. Classroom connection is a tutoring program at its core, but so much more. Pescadero students are seeing that college can be in their dreams too.

As we hit the final stretch of our fundraiser, we'd so appreciate your continuing to spread the word! Please forward the link to your friends and community and let them know you supported the program.

With gratitude,

The Merrill Classroom Connection Team

Two days to go and we are closing in on our goal!

May 22, 2014

Thanks to your generous support, we have raised $1,447 and are fast closing in on our goal to raise $1,500 for Merrill College Classroom Connection with Pescadero Schools.

Your generosity means gas in the tank and rubber on the road. But most importantly, your gift will support the on-going connection between UCSC students and the students at Pescadero schools. You can help us reach our fundraising goal by forwarding the project link to your friends. We are almost there!

With gratitude,

The Classroom Connection Team

Look what we achieved.

May 27, 2014

With your help, our project to support Classroom Connection raised $1,503. We thank you!

Your generosity and passion will enable us to keep a strong classroom connection between UCSC student mentors and Pescadero K-12. We are looking forward to a new school year in 2014-2015!

With gratitude,

The Merrill College Classroom Connection Team



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One Round Trip!

Fuel for one round trip from Merrill to Pescadero!


Two Round Trips!!

Fuel to go to Pescadero Elementary in the morning and Pescadero High in the afternoon.


A Whole Week's Gas Money!

Fuel costs for one program week.


Van Rental

Your gift covers van rental costs for a day!


Van Rental - 1 Week

Your gift pays van rental costs for a program week!


Wheels and Fuel




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