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2016 Youth Service Trip to Pine Ridge, SD

Organized by: First Church in Windsor, UCC

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We're Getting Ready!
May 06, 2016

So far we have raised all but $3,000 toward our trip! In addition to our Crowdrise funding page, we have hosted a pie sale, a grinder sale, two See More

EVENT DATE Jul 13, 2016

THE STORY:

     A group of 15 youth and adults from First Church in Windsor, UCC will spend July 13 - 22, 2016 to volunteer with Re-Member, an independent registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, USA. Re-Member strives to improve the quality of reservation life through relationships, shared resources and volunteer services.  The FCW youth service team will grow through this experience. They'll learn about and respect indigenous culture and spirituality, witness the extreme poverty afflicting the Lakota people of Pine Ridge and participate in work projects. These projects range from building bunk beds, constructing access ramps or skirting trailers. Each day will end with a reflection of their's day's work.  Our group will meet the Lakota people and neighbors, make crafts and eat traditional foods. They'll also travel the reservation and tour the Badlands and other surrounding national parks.

     For 15 years, First Church in Windsor has offered an annual summer youth service trip to high school youth. All participating  youth and adults are required to put in 20-30 hours of sensitivity, safety and tool training and to contribute to all fundraising efforts. Past service trips have focused on local and/or rural poverty and hurricane disaster relief with an emphasis on rebuilding and construction projects in TN, WV, KY, NY, VT and NJ. This year, the team wished to learn about Lakota culture and to use their skills and talents to contribute to the alleviation of extreme poverty experienced on the reservation.

Contributions to this fundraiser will help the group to: finance group lodging, food, airfare and land-travel expenses;  defray Re-Member's participation fees; cover the entrance and parking fees charged at surrounding national and state parks the group will be touring; help support Re-Member's work project expenses; and allow for the group to make a donation to Re-Member for their continued work.

$1,437

 

36% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Friend of First Church

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Naomi Rothe

    $100

  • Heather

    $50

  • Merry Christmas Naomi!

    $50

  • Jim Feeney

    $100

  • The Dud

    $92.40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tucker Williams and parents

    $135

  • Jane & Tim O'Brien

    $75

  • Victoria Cohen

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mike and Kathleen Kennedy

     

  • Aunt Ruthie

    $50

  • Kevin Lok

    $10

  • Joshua Hawks-Ladds

    $100

  • J Villegas

    $50

  • The Porcaro Family

    $50

  • Susan Reardon

    $25

  • Laura Namnoun

    $25

  • Susan & Ron Wofford

    $50

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First Church in Windsor, UCC

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

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The Team: $1,437 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Deborah Geigis Berry

Amount Raised

$502

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First Church in Windsor, UCC

Amount Raised

$385

 

10% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Julia Hoffman

Amount Raised

$225

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Lauren Dube

Amount Raised

$150

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Jack Porcaro

Amount Raised

$75

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Benjamin Kieltyka

Amount Raised

$50

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Jim Corbett

Amount Raised

$25

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Diane Kelly

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Susan & Ron Wofford

Susan & Ron Wofford

DONATION: $50

To support Hudson and Deb Geigis-Berry 2 years ago

Laura Namnoun

Laura Namnoun

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Susan Reardon

Susan Reardon

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

The Porcaro Family

The Porcaro Family

DONATION: $50

in memory of Sue's beloved parents, Doris & Harry Tait and sister, Cindy Tait Rodrigues 2 years ago

J Villegas

J Villegas

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Joshua Hawks-Ladds

Joshua Hawks-Ladds

DONATION: $100

Great job Julia!!! 2 years ago

Kevin Lok

Kevin Lok

DONATION: $10

Have fun Ben! 2 years ago

Aunt Ruthie

Aunt Ruthie

DONATION: $50

Julia Hoffman 2 years ago

Mike and Kathleen Kennedy

Mike and Kathleen Kennedy

In honor of your great parents, who are clearly (no surprise) raising great kids. Go Julia! Love from the Kennedys in Idaho 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

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