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Pay a buck, save the world

Original post made on Oct 12, 2012

When 9,000 students from five California schools donated just $1 each in 2007, the resulting $9,000 was enough to build a new school in Kenya. The idea was the brainchild of Los Altos High School teacher and Palo Alto resident Robert Freeman, who founded the nonprofit organization One Dollar For Life.

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Posted by Jim Phillips
a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Oct 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Thanks to the Weekly for publishing this good news! The Kiwanis Club is so happy to be honoring Robert Freeman for his amazing work with our teens and One Dollar For Life's 24 projects in its first five years.

The whole community is invited to join us in honoring Robert. See details and register at Web Link

Jim Phillips
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto


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