Building homes and changing lives

Organized by: Christine Allen

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March 29, 2016

Well, I returned from Mexico last week.  What a whirlwind trip - we packed probably a week's worth of activities in 2 days.  For those of you See More

THE STORY:

"Sophia, in the Greek language, is the female representation of God's wisdom. Each time we complete a Finding Sophia trip, we are rewarded.  We arrive home with just a bit more wisdom and compassion than what we carried with us when we got there."

In March, I'm headed to Tecate, Mexico with a group of around 15 other women to build a house IN ONE DAY for a single mother and her children. I'll get to meet these other women when we come together in San Diego on a Thursday night and travel to Tecate, we'll build the house on Friday, spend Saturday helping out in the community, and return to San Diego on Sunday afternoon, where we'll all go our separate ways again.

The organization, Finding Sophia, is a local group founded by three incredible women in 2007. They make this service trip twice a year for the main purpose of creating a stable, secure home for a family in need. We'll meet and interact with the family and its community. My personal incentive for going is to prove to myself that I can. I also don't want to be the "do as I say, and not as I do" kind of parent. I want my children to be active participants in life, and really see people. So, as I've gotten older, I have tried to make a conscious effort to stop talking about doing something, and just doing it - taking advantage of each day that I'm alive. While I am strong, healthy, and able, really the only thing stopping me from acting is myself. I admire so much people who dedicate most of their daily lives for the benefit of someone else. If they can do that, I certainly can take myself out of my comfort zone for a weekend.

This is where I need your help: Each of the women on this trip has committed to raise at least $600, which is the minimum required to build the structure itself and a latrine. Any additional donations above $600 will be distributed when we recognize a need during the building process. In the past, the extra amount has gone to buy beans and rice, diapers, clothing and basic household supplies. For more information, you can visit www.findingsophia.org . Thank you for considering!

$1,525

 

153% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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  • NB

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  • Facebook Imposter

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  • Pierre

    $50

  • Elizabeth G

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  • PZ

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  • Anonymous

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  • Connie Pukaite

    $200

  • The Red Dragon

    $50

  • Simon Cusworth

    $100

  • Fan of Christine

    $50

  • Adam Burns

    $25

  • Adele

    $100

  • Non-FaceBooker!

    $40

  • Nick Allen

    $150

  • Cate Eighmey

    $25

  • Anonymous

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  • Nicke

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Donor Comments

VS

VS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

Another Fan of Christine 3 years ago

Anonymous

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I hope this help a little bit. Such a great cause, Good luck in this journey Christine 3 years ago

Anonymous

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DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Abby

Abby

DONATION: $25

you go Christine! 3 years ago

Nicke

Nicke

DONATION: $100

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Cate Eighmey

Cate Eighmey

DONATION: $25

Be the light! 3 years ago

Nick Allen

Nick Allen

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Non-FaceBooker!

Non-FaceBooker!

DONATION: $40

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