BENEFITING: Childrens Hopechest, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016
Melanie Dale, author of Women Are Scary and the woman behind the blog Unexpected, is leading a blogger trip to Guatemala City. She is the sponsorship coordinator for a village in Northern Uganda with Children’s HopeChest, and a powerful advocate for adoption and orphan care.
Melanie's invited me to join a Vision Trip to Guatemala City in April. On this trip, our team will visit several locations to evaluate the potential for partnership at that specific community. We will also visit locations that are established and see firsthand the difference Community-to-Community (C2C) can make towards sustainable development. At each location we will visit with local leadership, learn about community assets, as well as the future vision of sustainability. We will engage and interact (play!) with the children in the community, visit their homes, and tour the community to better understand the challenges at hand.
This specific Vision Trip is for bloggers to partner in community transformation and get orphaned and vulnerable children sponsored. Our goal is to focus a bunch of blogs on one community to develop a relationship that will create sustainable development and hope for these kids. We will be writing in real-time about the trip and using our platform and influence to recruit our writers and readers as sponsors and adopt the communities that care for these children.
I am honored that Melanie invited me and wants to include The Mudroom, a collaborative blog I founded last year. It is growing in readership and we want to not just talk about adoption and orphan care but be actively involved in the care of these communities.
I need to raise $1,000 for the trip so I am asking you to support me as I embark on my first foray out of the country. Any amount helps. It helps me get there and it helps the children who will benefit from our commitment to their communities. The trip is April 18-22, 2016. Would you be a part of this and make it possible for me to go?