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2nd annnual A Collaborative Fundraising Project for Students to benefit the children and families of the Azawak valley of Niger, West Africa
During nine months of the year, in stifling 100+ degree temperatures, the children of the Azawak make a marathon hike for water, inspired not by an athletic goal, but by a desperate need. They travel up to 30 miles in a day, in an oppressive heat, with little to eat. They know that if they don't return soon, one of their family members might die.
LET'S WALK TOGETHER SO THAT THE CHILDREN OF THE

A Walk for Water:

AZAWAK

CAN HAVE WATER TO DRINK, AND TIME TO PLAY AND LEARN FOR A BETTER FUTURE.

To bring an awareness to the challenges these children face and to raise money to bring them clean water, the Oneness-Family School, the Barrie School and the Henson Valley Montessori School invite area schools, students, their friends and families to participate in the 2nd annual “A Walk For Water”, a collaborative fundraising project to support the mission of Program Amman Imman: Water is Life* (www.waterforniger.org), dedicated to saving and improving the lives of the people in the Azawak region of Niger, West Africa, by supplying permanent water sources. When: Saturday, May 17, 2008 - Check-in from 9:00-9:45 a.m. Rally begins at 10 a.m. Walk to follow. Approximate walking time is 2 hours. Where: Lake Frank in Derwood, Maryland (Rain or shine) What: Students, with a parent or adult chaperone, will walk the 3.25 miles around the lake. Cost: Registration for each student participant is $10. Additionally, students may seek sponsorships from family, friends, neighbors and local businesses, a suggested minimum of $5.00 for each mile that they walk.

Instructions for Students:

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Complete the registration form below. Hand to your teacher, or mail to the address below by May 9, 2008.EXTENDED! You will receive a sponsorship pledge sheet from your teacher or you can download it from the blog (see website below). Get sponsorships! Ask your friends, family and neighbors to sponsor you for the walk. Suggested minimum donation is $5 per mile. However, more is okay and very much appreciated!

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Collected donations must be turned in to your teacher by May 9, 2008.EXTENDED! Monies must be submitted prior to the event since financial transactions at Lake Frank are prohibited.

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Checks should be made payable to The Friendship Caravan. Donations are 100% tax-deductible.

You are welcome to invite family, friends and neighbors to participate. Each child needs to fill out a registration form ($10.00). Children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone while on the walk. For questions contact Debbie Kahn at awalkforwater@gmail.com or 301-652-7751 x17 To learn more, visit these websites: montessori-amman-imman-project.blogspot.com and www.waterforniger.org

---------------------------------------------------------cut registration slip here and give to your teacher---------------------------------------------------------

First Name:__________________________________ Last Name:__________________________________________ Age: _________ Address:____________________________________________ City, State & Zip:___________________________________________ Phone:_____________________________ Email: _____________________________ School: ________________________________
All children under 18 years old must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Name of supervising adult: _________________________________________ Signature: _____________________________________
I know that walking is a potentially hazardous activity. I assume all risks associated with participating in this event, for myself (and my child), all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and consideration of accepting my participation and/or my child’s participation in the walk, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf waive and release Montessori Wells of Love, Amman Imman and the Friendship Caravan, their representatives and successors from all claims and liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation or my child’s participation in this event.

Signature: ____________________________________________ Print:______________________________________ Date:______________________ Adult/Guardian signature required for those 18 years and younger: For office use only: Registration $10 recvd: ______ Check #________ Initials ______ Registration forms must be received by Friday, May 9, 2008.EXTENDED! Hand them in to your teacher or mail them to: A Walk For Water c/o Oneness-Family School, 6701 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 * Amman Imman is a program under the Friendship Caravan, a 5013c organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

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Signature: ____________________________________________ Relationship: Date:______________________ _______________________________

For office use only: Registration $10 recvd: ______

Check #________ Initials ______

Registration forms must be received by Friday, May 9, 2008.EXTENDED! Hand them in to your teacher or mail them to: A Walk For Water c/o Oneness-Family School, 6701 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 * Amman Imman is a program under the Friendship Caravan, a 5013c organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

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