My name is Andrea Vaughan, and I am a Junior attending the Met School in Providence. At the Met, I'm pursuing my interests which lie in the fields of environmental sustainability, nutrition, art, music, and human services.
I'm THRILLED to announce that I'll be traveling to San Cristobal, Mexico with the RISE Now organization and Met staff+students this February!!
RISE Now is an organization made up of volunteers who have travelled the world creating playgrounds for children of all different global communities. The Met has joined together with RISE Now, offering students like myself a chance to travel and experience new cultures around the world with their teachers and fellow Met students. Not only is it an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children in the town of San Cristobal, but it's also an educational endeavor for myself and the other students. We'll be learning about the local culture and its origins, RISE Now's mission about sustainability and environmental education, and giving back to a community.
Please help me make this learning experience possible through a donation here on my fundraising page! If you have any questions, please contact me through my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
RISE NOW INCORPORATED wrote -
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For 3 years our grassroots, 501(c)3, Nonprofit has been making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children and adults. How? By the simple act of bringing playgrounds to communities, schools and towns where there are none today.
We bring together people from around the world to volunteer on the planning and building of imaginative playgrounds made of post consumer tires.
So far we have:
- Built 15 creative playgrounds.
- Involved over 300 hundred of volunteers, from 7 different countries.
- Repurposed over 2000 tires that were headed to landfills or incineration.
- Impacted the lives of thousands of children and communities.
We have done this as a 100% volunteer run organization, funded purely by small donations from individuals like you.
These projects sow the seeds of hope and empowerment for all involved and we are asking for your support.
Next year we plan to do even more! We have 8 playground sites lined up. We will have 2 teams building simultaneously, upcycling another 2000 and turning them into dragons, rocket ships, elephants and more.
When we all work together: donors, volunteers, and partner organizations, free from religious, political or personal agendas, amazing positive progress can be made in short amounts of time. We have seen it with our own eyes.
Take a moment and consider what a wonderful privilege it is to have the opportunity to share the good fortune we experience. At RISE Now we believe that with this privilege comes a responsibility to serve.
Thank you for joining us in this effort.