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Run for Rwanda

“The Run for Rwanda is a community event for people with a passion for running and passion for giving back to the world.  This annual event invites others all over the world to hold a fun run to pay for sponsorships spread the word about Rwamagana Lutheran School and our amazing students. This experience has changed lives on both sides of the planet and brings the two continents closer together.  The gratitude for education is very prominent in Rwanda and has inspired me to work for girls education. I have been blessed to get to know some of the girls at the school and have been able to witness how hard they work to accomplish their goals when they are given a chance.”
– Ellie Petty




Festival of Trees

The Fabulous Women of Petaluma host an annual event called the Festival of Trees. It’s a magical holiday extravaganza that brings charity, families, and community together. Trees are decorated by merchants and then raffled off to the public. All the money raised is shared by two local charities and The Rwanda School Project.





Party With A Purpose

One way to help raise money and excitement about The Rwanda School Project is to host a “Party with a Purpose” at your home. Invite your friends to your dinner party and suggest a donation from each guest to equal the amount they would spend to go out to dinner. We would be happy to provide you with a current DVD showing our students and our school.


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Firewood for Rwanda

“I have a lot of firewood on my property and I moved it near the road and advertised it for sale to benefit our school. Within a week I sold the entire three cords of wood. The point of this story is not about the wood. It is about asking you to be creative in finding a way to support the Rwanda School Project.”
– Karl Smith


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