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Casita Copan Inc's Fundraiser:

In Her Shoes Challenge

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BENEFITING: Casita Copan Inc

EVENT DATE: Oct 06, 2013

THE STORY:

Can you feed yourself for one week with $21?

A single Honduran mother of Casita Copán makes $21/week, not nearly enough to meet even the most basic needs of her and her children. We challenge you to spend one week In Her Shoes.

Why take the In Her Shoes Challenge?

The minimum wage in Honduras is $63/week, but the majority of people don’t actually make this amount. Our mothers earn about $21/week, a wage that makes it nearly impossible to escape poverty. The point of this challenge is to create solidarity by connecting you to the experience of one of our mothers while raising as much money as we can for our Casita Copán families.

What is Casita Copán?

Casita Copán is a “home away from home” for at-risk children in Copán Ruinas, Honduras. Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere with 65% of its population living in poverty, many of them children. Without proper care, these children are at risk for illiteracy, malnutrition, violence, disability, exploitation, and abandonment.

Casita Copán is dedicated to providing care for our community’s most vulnerable children. Our children’s center provides essential day care services to single moms living in poverty and supporting their families on their own. We believe that by supporting both mothers and children we can keep families together to help prevent the ills that stem from extreme poverty.

OK, I’m in! How do I do it?

1. Challenge yourself to only spend $21 on food and drinks from October 6-12. Obviously food already in your kitchen doesn’t count!

2. Create a page on Crowdrise. Invite all of your friends and family to join or donate. Remember the more money you raise, the bigger impact you make in the lives of our Casita Copán families. And the closer you get to winning an awesome surprise package direct from Honduras!

3. Spread the word! Talk about the In Her Shoes Challenge with people in your community. Tell people about it in your school, church, or workplace; host an event to inform people about the Challenge; hang up fliers in your local area to spread the word. Have fun and get creative!

Our Goal:

$10,000

Where does your money go?

Your money will provide direct services to vulnerable women and children in Casita Copán’s community center, including:

- Nutritious meals

- Medical care

- Emergency health fund

- Educational classes for kids & moms

- Preschool Program

- Literacy classes for moms

- Jobs for local Honduran women

- Love, care, attention, and instruction to build a better future for our children

Our stretch goal:

$15,000!

So what happens if we reach our goal? Let’s keep going! If we raise an additional $5,000 we can implement our Women’s Well-Being Program, an initiative designed to address the root causes of chronic poverty. Through weekly sessions and classes, the Women’s Well-Being Program will focus on maternal and reproductive health, domestic and sexual violence support, literacy, self-esteem development, and life-skills education. This program will connect women to health services, maintain an “emergency fund” for medical emergencies, run a weekly support group for survivors of rape and domestic violence, offer literacy classes twice a week, and provide trainings focused on vital life-skills such as parenting, cooking and nutrition, healthy living, healthy relationships, money management, job readiness, home maintenance, and more. All classes will take place in the familiar setting of Casita Copán and free childcare and dinner will be provided to participating moms.

What You Get:

- During the seven days of the challenge, you will receive a story about one of our families as well as one traditional Honduran recipe to try out at home.

- The person who raises the most money for the In Her Shoes Challenge will receive a surprise package filled with treasures from Honduras.

-You get to experience the newest weight loss trend, the $21 diet!

When can you start fundraising?

Right now!

Contact Us

This challenge is about forming relationships and learning from each other. Whether you are making a direct donation or taking on the challenge, every little bit helps, and we encourage you to check out our website at www.casitacopan.org to learn more about us and how you can be involved. 

For questions contact Beth Ann at beth.a.nyssen@gmail.com.

$7,919

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Elika

    $11

  • Elika

    $10

  • Vladdi

    $11

  • Anonymous

    $367

  • butch and marsha nyssen

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $135

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • kristie willliams

    $15

  • Laurali

    $10

  • Andrew Elliott

    $27

  • In Her Shoes Art Party in Portland

    $160

  • Honduran Garden Party

    $365

  • Young Ladies Institute

    $370

  • Thomas Le Ngo

    $100

  • Alecia Baley and Antonio Heras

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $80

  • Joya

    $60

  • Amy S

    $21

  • Rita Lampe

    $42

  • Sharon and Jack

    $50

  • Katie O'Toole

    $20

  • rachel herman

    $10

  • Pumpkin

     

  • Kiira Ness

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ken Lange

     

  • Emily Kunka

     

  • Uncle Ed

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Aunt Denise

    $50

  • Emily Monroe

    $10

  • Uncle Ed & Aunt Denise

    $25

  • Ron Donna Jones

    $50

  • Raethz Family

    $35

  • Skylar White

    $20

  • Heisenberg

    $150

  • Charlie and Kim Jones

    $75

  • Charlie and Kim Jones

    $25

  • Kelly

    $20

  • coffee sales

    $200

  • Casey Jane

    $25

  • Tori

     

  • Natalie

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Angela

    $11

  • Joel Chamberlain

    $30

  • Kristen's Family & Friends

    $3,878

  • Anonymous

    $21

  • Nancy and Chris

    $50

  • P-Paw

    $200

  • Cecilia Vogt

    $50

  • Natalie Nienhuis

    $20

  • Marylinda Maddi

    $100

  • Rodmery Madrid

    $20

  • Holly

    $30

  • An Arkansan

    $50

  • Book Club

    $220

  • Kathryn - Cash Donations

    $80

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79% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $7,919 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Kristen Pierce

Amount Raised

$4,013

 

80% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deleted Profile

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

70% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Jo Nyssen

Amount Raised

$745

Fundraiser Title

Joyce Monroe

Amount Raised

$560

Fundraiser Title

Casita Copan Inc

Amount Raised

$427

 

4% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Margot Martin

Amount Raised

$325

Fundraiser Title

Katelin Jones

Amount Raised

$310

Fundraiser Title

Kathryn Heffernan

Amount Raised

$225

Donor Comments

Kathryn - Cash Donations

Kathryn - Cash Donations

DONATION: $80

5 years ago

Book Club

Book Club

DONATION: $220

6 years ago

An Arkansan

An Arkansan

DONATION: $50

Tell Kristen I will give to her efforts next. Hope all is well! 6 years ago

Holly

Holly

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Rodmery Madrid

Rodmery Madrid

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Marylinda Maddi

Marylinda Maddi

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Natalie Nienhuis

Natalie Nienhuis

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Cecilia Vogt

Cecilia Vogt

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

P-Paw

P-Paw

DONATION: $200

good luck in reaching your goal, Joya 6 years ago

Nancy and Chris

Nancy and Chris

DONATION: $50

6 years ago