Support City Marathon Runner Mike Harris


Support City Marathon Runner Mike Harris in his cause to raise $5,000 for the Deng Opportunities Foundation.

I would like to begin by wishing you a happy and healthy summer thus far! We truly want to thank you for giving orphans of Jonglei state of South Sudan a great future. So far we have done a great job but given the crisis that is taking South Sudan back to the dark days, we have more work to do. The out break of civil war in December 2013 has prompted us to launch DOF’s Emergency Project. The project was launch in collaboration with Peter Deng Express (PDE). PDE contributed $9,000 toward DOF’s Emergency. The money was 100% used to provide displaced civilians with foods, clean water and transportation to safe places. Thanks to Peter Deng Express. In addition, our valued donors donated $5,000 toward the project, making the project the most successful one at such a crisis time.

Thousands of people lost their lives in this reckless war leaving more orphans behind with no one to cares for them. This added more work to our already loaded of work to do. We would like to provide more sponsorships to orphans but I realize that DOF can’t do this alone without your ongoing support. It is only your ongoing support that more orphans can get sponsorship to attend quality schools in neighboring countries of Uganda and Kenya.

We at Deng Opportunities Foundation are truly thankful for your generosity to our cause. Our orphans students are so thankful and are blessed to have your support.

With the summer already here and parties begin to kicking in. What better way to celebrate long waited party of summer then organizing a party as a way to give education to the orphan (s) in need. Simply, organize small house party, wedding party, award party, birthday party and wedding anniversary. These are few examples of the parties that you can organize to raise funds for DOF and change lives of those who are in need.

In closing, as a founder of this lives changing foundation, I know you have several choices in organizations to donate to and greatly appreciate your continued support to the Deng Opportunities Foundation, Inc. (DOF). With such an ongoing support from you, the lives of orphans in South Sudan will never be the same.

The upcoming Vermont City Marathon, on May 25th, 2014 is your opportunity.

Attorney Mike Harris running in the upcoming Vermont City Marathon to benefit Deng Opportunities Foundation. We are very excited to announce this great news and to point out that it takes a lot of work to help those who are in need. It takes so much of hard work to prepare for marathon and to arrive to such a decision that you are going to run for marathon to help change individuals lives from another part of the world is something worth celebrating. Please we call up on you to join Attorney Mike Harris in his support to our cause by making donation of $5, $25, $50, $100 or more:


675-385_slider_mike-harrisBelow is Letter from Mike Harris:

Dear Peter:
It is with pleasure I dedicate my upcoming May 25th Vermont City Marathon run to the Deng Opportunity Foundation (“DOF”). I admire DOF’s accomplishments and programs, to provide not only educational opportunities to young Sudanese orphans, but to support their development into productive and successful citizens. Running a marathon takes work and perseverance, but is a modest task compared to the hard work put in by DOF’s clients to better themselves. I find inspiration in their efforts and DOF’s dedication to its mission. I hope others will join me in honoring and supporting DOF – by “sponsoring” my run by making a donation directly to DOF. ( I plan to “go the distance” and hope others will join me.

~ Mike Harris
Michael J. Harris, Esq.
Collins McMahon & Harris, PLLC

Support City Marathon Runner Mike Harris in his cause to raise $5,000 for the Deng Opportunities Foundation. Support Mike today!

Many Thanks to:

  • Growald Family Funds (Eileen Growald and Paul Growald)
  • Ernie Pomerleau
  • Fred Bay
  • Teal Scott
  • Harrison Heyl
  • Mike Harris
  • Peter Deng Express
  • Sankofa Africa Organization

Thank you so much for your tireless support to our cause. lease feel free to call us if you have any questions at 802-393-9507

Note from orphan sponsored by DOF:

“On December 16th, 2009 before Deng Opportunities Foundation came into my rescue. I thought and say to myself that, this is it, I am not going to be able to continue my school and finish high school anymore. But with God plan, Peter Deng founded Deng Opportunities Foundation and I became one of the first orphans to be sponsored by the foundation in 2010 right after their establishment. This is my last year of High School, I am so happy and very thankful to the founder and America donors who have made it possible for foundation to provide education sponsorship to orphans like me. We the orphans being educated through the funding that come from you (donors) have nothing to reward you with for your kind work to us, only God will reward you for all the good things that you did to us. You never see us but you help us. Your support to the foundation mean a lot to us, we the orphans benefiting from the program.”
Makeer Jok


“Give orphans hope, give them bright future and they will change our world.”

– Peter Garang Deng

Peter Deng

Founder and President of Deng Opportunities Foundation.

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