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Ben Arant
Ben Arant

Hi, my name is Ben and it’s about to be my 38th birthday!  On my birthday, I am going to run 38 miles in order to raise money for Lifesong for Orphans Ethiopia.

A few years ago, I had the privilege of traveling to Ethiopia with Lifesong for Orphans.  At that time, we were passionately praying for the opportunity to build the first ever Lifesong high school in this region.  God has answered those prayers and that time has come.  Construction has begun, Praise God!  For my birthday, I would like to sponsor one high school class with everything they will need to get their classroom ready – desks, books, supplies, a couple of laptops, etc.

Will you help me raise $3,800 to equip an entire high school classroom while I run 38 miles on my 38th birthday?


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction)*. Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “ETH OC – Ben Arant 38 for 38”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Raised to date by 22 people
 of  $3,800
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My Story

Hi, my name is Ben and it’s about to be my 38th birthday!  On my birthday, I am going to run 38 miles in order to raise money for Lifesong for Orphans Ethiopia.

A few years ago, I had the privilege of traveling to Ethiopia with Lifesong for Orphans.  At that time, we were passionately praying for the opportunity to build the first ever Lifesong high school in this region.  God has answered those prayers and that time has come.  Construction has begun, Praise God!  For my birthday, I would like to sponsor one high school class with everything they will need to get their classroom ready – desks, books, supplies, a couple of laptops, etc.

Will you help me raise $3,800 to equip an entire high school classroom while I run 38 miles on my 38th birthday?


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction)*. Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “ETH OC – Ben Arant 38 for 38”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
Read more

Comments

$25

Cecelia

Apr 26, 2024

“Happy Birthday !”

$100

Sheldon

Apr 25, 2024

$38

Lauren

Apr 25, 2024

“Great job!”

$50

Kimberley

Apr 25, 2024

“Great job Ben!!”

$50

Ursla

Apr 25, 2024

“Congratulations on a great run!”

$25

Adam

Apr 25, 2024

$38

Brad & Emily

Apr 25, 2024

$380

Shonda

Apr 25, 2024

“Happy birthday Ben. Way to use your crazy for such a good cause ;-)”

$100

Brandon

Apr 25, 2024

$15

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Apr 25, 2024

“Happy birthday!”

$75

Mike

Apr 24, 2024

$40

Natalie

Apr 24, 2024

$25

Hidden

Apr 24, 2024

$50

Elizabeth

Apr 24, 2024

$100

Hidden

Apr 24, 2024

$50

Jackson

Apr 24, 2024

$100

Melissa

Apr 24, 2024

“Good luck Ben! My donation is mostly in sympathy that you have to deal with Nathan as your brother. Haha totally kidding, Nathan is my former boss and so amazing, I'm happy to support him and his family.”

$200

Josh

Apr 23, 2024

$38

Rachelle

Apr 23, 2024

“Be Safe!”

$50

Douglas

Apr 23, 2024

“Go 38 nephew!”

$38

Tim

Apr 23, 2024

$250

Jenny

Apr 23, 2024