BENEFITING: VILLAGE COOPERATIVE INC
EVENT DATE: Apr 27, 2016
"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast stone across the waters to create many ripples." - Mother Teresa. She's so right. We can accomplish so much more together, as friends, a community, a family, than we could ever do alone. That's why six girlfriends go together and decided to pick a cause near to their hearts and run with it. Education. Every single person in the world deserves the choice to learn. We would love your help on our journey to fund the building of a classroom for the young children in the village of Ceylon, Guatemala. Money raised will go directly to the funding of the classroom and anything extra will be put towards getting the six of us to Guatemala to put the money to work, get our hands dirty, meet the kids and photograph their story. From one community to another. We are grateful for all we we've been given and we are passionate about giving it back. With a whole lotta love and dedication we can make a difference.
The organization: The Village Experience (TVE) and their non-profit, The Village Cooperative uplifts impoverished communities throughout the world. We have paired with this wonderful organization to bring service to Ceylon, Guatemala (see more at: experiencethevillage.com).
The village: Ceylon is a small village located deep within the jungle of Guatemala on the side of a volcano.
The goal: $20,000 is our goal. To build the classroom, we need to raise at least $12,000. The remaining funds raised will go toward the travel fees of getting six friends to the village.
What will we do while we are there?:
- Visit the TVE partners at Open Windows to provide a healthy snack to the kids in the after school program.
- Yoga activities with the kids (3 of the ladies are yoga teachers!)
- Help the kids to practice reading in English.
- Visit the local kindergarten where we are fundraising for a new classroom.
- Participate in a food distribution program to the elderly and malnourished in the village.