BENEFITING: Samaritans Purse
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2016
On Saturday, April 16, 2016, Ecuador was devastated by the worst earthquake to shake its shores in nearly seven decades. One week later, the death toll is at 650, more than 12,000 people are injured, and hundreds are missing.
One middle school Spanish class in California read an article from The Comprehensible Classroom about the earthquake in the week following the disaster. An aspiring artist and Spanish student named Gianina decided that she wanted to make a difference. She decided to use one of her paintings as a raffle fundraiser at her school for earthquake relief efforts. Gianina and her Spanish class are selling raffle tickets at their school for $1.00 per ticket, and all proceeds will be donated to Ecuador. Gianina's Spanish teacher shared the project on Twitter, and now you have a chance to contribute, as well. Gianina is teaming with The Comprehensible Classroom to encourage other Spanish students to follow her lead! She has agreed to donate a second painting, and anyone that contributes to this CrowdRise fundraiser is eligible to win it! Once you have donated to the campaign, please enter your email address in this form to be entered in the drawing for Gianina's painting: http://goo.gl/forms/7Rdv4rKk3l We will do the drawing on Saturday, May 7.
Individuals and groups can donate. Gianina's hope is that other Spanish students will be inspired by her example. Ask yourself, "What can I do?" Use your talents to do a fundraiser at your school, then contribute the proceeds to this CrowdRise account. Let's see just how big an impact Spanish students around the world can make when we work together, each doing what we can and contributing toward a larger goal! Even if you feel ill-equipped to run a fundraiser at your school, you can share this CrowdRise fundraiser through social media and encourage your classmates, teachers, friends, and family members to donate. Gianina is spreading the word via her public Instagram account, @gianinadraws. You can also share the fundraiser from The Comprehensible Classroom's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheComprehensibleClassroom/
All proceeds will be donated to Samaritan's Purse's Ecuador Earthquake Relief fund. We have chosen this organization because it is one of the most highly rated charities for disaster relief, and we have chosen CrowdRise as our crowdfunding site because its transaction fees are the lowest of all crowdfunding sites. We want to make sure that the maximum percentage of your donation makes it to Ecuador's earthquake victims! Remember to enter your email address in this form to be entered in the drawing for Gianina's painting: http://goo.gl/forms/7Rdv4rKk3l