BENEFITING: VILLAGE COOPERATIVE INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 02, 2015
One Love New Jersey is a visionary movement in the central New Jersey area founded by Jennifer Mohamed to bring people together in community to heighten awareness and raise significant funds to support human rights initiatives. Our current team members include Jen, Kim Dezutel and David See.
We work with The Village Cooperative and Off the Mat, Into the World to make donations and offer personal service to specific projects benefiting people in crisis. We embrace an integration of social, environmental, and economic principles to foster green economies around the world as a way to alleviate human rights violations and create a more balanced socially-inclusive global community...of which we are all a part.
Our current project is the Off the Mat, Into the World Global Seva Challenge 2015, which is focused on raising awareness and providing support to girls facing female genital mutilation (FGM) and early childhood marriage (ECM) in Kenya. FGM is rooted in gender inequality and is a longstanding tradition. It involves the cutting, typically with a basic razor blade without anesthesia, of the female genitalia as a means to control female sexuality and impose beliefs about female purity, chastity, and honor. The cutting causes serious pain and has immediate and long-term health consequences. Complications are common and include recurrent infections, enduring physical limitations, chronic pain, an inability to get pregnant, complications during childbirth, and fatal bleeding. Although outlawed in many countries, it remains prevelant throughout Africa and deprives girls of their inalienable rights to dignity, liberty, security of person, and equality before the law.
More than 125 million girls and women alive today have been cut in the 29 countries in Africa and Middle East where FGM is concentrated. FGM is mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and age 15.
"Power Fusion Kenya"
We are organizing a fundraiser at the inspiring DIG Yoga (Lambertville, New Jersey). Power Fusion Kenya will be a one hour mixed-level class combining yoga, meditation, and inspiration co-led by Jen and Kim. After class Jen will give a short presentation on international human rights and show slides from her prior service mission to India focusing on the issue of human trafficking and on the current construction at the Samburu Girls Foundation rescue center in Kenya. To round out the dynamic, there will be live music (hopefully!), refreshments, OTM t-shirt sales & great raffle and silent auction items at all price levels.
Details: Friday, October 2, 2015, 7-9pm @ dig yoga, Lambertville, NJ; Minimum $30 donation per person; your donation here will be your ticket to the event (please include your name). Cash or checks payable to "The Village Cooperative" will be accepted at the door.
Whether you are near or far, practice yoga or not, please donate and be part of our fundraising campaign to bring love and light to girls in need. Just say YES, be part of the MAGIC, and imagine the DIFFERENCE a difference can make!
DONATION DEADLINE: October 2, 2015.
Where your money goes:
- $75 a bed, mattress & dresser at the rescue center
- $450 school computer
- $1000 industrial copier
- $5,000 kitchen
- $15,000 rite of passage program (FGM)
- $10,000 new classroom
All donations are tax deductable. OTM and TVC are both registered 501(c)(3) entities.
For more details:
email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
https://onelovenewjersey.org (coming soon!)