Journey to Costa Rica: Journeyers, March 2017
Team Member: Alex Echols
Our Build Was a Success! (Thanks to You)
March 27, 2017
EVENT DATE Mar 10, 2017
Hey Family & Friends!
So here's the deal:
I'm blessed to be turning 30 this year (woo-hoo!), and towards the end of 2016, I started thinking about what intentions, goals and themes I could set for myself in 2017 to close out my 20s knowing that I gave them my all.
1) I knew I wanted this year's theme to have a connection to giving back and paying it forward, and 2) I wanted to contribute more in ONE year than I've done in the last 3 years combined.
That's how I've come up with one of this year's themes being:
"Paying it Forward with My Two Hands."
And, as my first project of the year, I am joining two organizations (WeJourney and Techo) from March 10-15, 2017 to help build homes for underprivileged Costa Rican families.
But I can't do it alone (and this time, I'm CHOOSING not to do it alone). In fact, this is my very first fundraising attempt ever for something so personal.
So here's what I am asking of you:
If you feel that I have made any impact in your life (big or small), I would greatly appreciate your support in the form of a donation, so that I may journey on to massively impact some more individuals' lives this year.
You know, I think it's such a blessing and privilege to know that so many of us have our basic needs always met (including food, shelter and clean water), but unfortunately that's not the case for everyone.
With this journey, we have the opportunity to sponsor a few families so that they may have more of their basic needs met.
So whether you choose to donate $20, $50 or $500 to this mission, your contribution will go towards our team's building supplies & materials for the homes (including hammers, shovels, paneling and roofs), food for shared meals on the build site, ribbon cutting ceremony materials and finally, a small housewarming gift for the families.
For the project, we will spend a few days building transitional homes, working alongside the families and local volunteers. Then, at the end of a hard and rewarding build, we'll hand the keys to the families and watch as they open their front doors for the first time.
I love what Tony Robbins says about this: "'it's not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives."
Whether you are my friend, my family member or both, I am sure you've seen over the years how motivated I am to pay it forward to my fellow people (and children) ... so from me to you, thanks in advance for the consideration and support.
and P.S., if you donate to this journey, I will make sure I send you a photo of our completed work and the big bright smiles on the faces of the families we help :)
The organizer, 'Journey 333' also wrote:
We're going to Costa Rica to build homes for families currently living in the slums.
TECHO, our on the ground, non-profit partner (established 20 years ago) is actively working in 22 countries to permanently eradicate poverty in our lifetime. TECHO works in 650 slums, has mobilized over 800,000 volunteers and built over 105,000 transitional homes across Latin America.
It takes a village to make social change. We would greatly appreciate your support in our mission.
For more information visit: http://wejourney.co/costa-rica-march