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Brooklyn to Montreal for Nicaragua

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July 10, 2011

Bicycling Brooklyn to Montreal to raise funds for educational and medical facilities in Nicaragua  See more
Andrea Reising

THE STORY:

This August, I will be bicycling from Brooklyn, NY to Montreal, Canada to raise money for the group Circle of Empowerment to fund education for children in Nicaragua.

The idea for this bike trip began in June of this year when I met a woman named Meg Boren in Asseradores, Nicaragua.  Meg runs a local clinic there, and she told about the Circle of Empowerment organization she started, and all the amazing work they do.  She has seen the creation of many new schools and clinics, implemented a busing system for the grade school and high school students, and even been a part of implementing weekend tutoring programs for students.  They have brought Nicaraguan medical students into small localities for training and outreach.  When she told me that $90 can entirely fund a child's schooling, tutoring and supplies for a whole year, it hit home that even a small contribution can make a huge difference.

Although Circle of Empowerment is affiliated with a church located in Grafton, WI, contributions to their work in Nicaragua are focused on education and medical needs, rather than a denominational agenda.  http://circleofempowerment.info/

I will be blogging about the project as I plan throughout July.  Once I begin the trip on July 30, I will continue to blog throughout the trip and upload photos from the open road.  You can visit the Blogger page to check in!

http://brooklyntomontreal.blogspot.com/


Please contact me with any questions, and make a contribution if you can!

Visit the Circle of Empowerment website at

If you'd like to join in for part of the ride, let me know!!

Thanks so much,
 -Andrea

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$120

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  • Anika Ingham

    $10

  • Hilary Benas

    $20

  • Adrienne Carter

    $30

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  • carolyn monastra

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Donor Comments

carolyn monastra

carolyn monastra

DONATION: $10

I think this is an amazing idea -- wish I could join you.. good luck with it Andrea. 6 years ago

ARBUS & 3914

ARBUS & 3914

6 years ago

Adrienne Carter

Adrienne Carter

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Hilary Benas

Hilary Benas

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Anika Ingham

Anika Ingham

DONATION: $10

Go Andrea! You're such a rockstar!! 6 years ago