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THE EMBRACING PROJECT's Fundraiser:

Empower At-risk Girls as Community Peacebuilders

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THE STORY:

The Embracing Project, with a mission of “Healing the World Together,” founded the Center 4 Peace in Las Vegas, NV, as a collaborative model for serving young women ages 12 to 18 affected by violence. The unfortunate truth is that in many cities, especially those with pronounced gang activity, these girls’ environments put them at risk from lives of low literacy, economic disadvantage and lost hope. Research shows that, often, these girls are treated as either victims or offenders.

We create and deliver programs of inspiration, compassion, empathy and peace that show girls they are important and can make a difference in local communities and the world.

Through the #OperationGirl challenge, we will fund scholarships for eight high-potential graduates from our FREE to Choose and Compassionate Healing programs, as well as two chaperones, to travel for humanitarian service in Africa. The girls will participate in projects serving orphans and at-risk children. The Embracing Project and Center 4 Peace Executive Director Esther Brown has been involved in service projects in numerous countries, including war-torn Liberia. She will lead the project.

The trip will take place in Spring/ Summer 2015. The scholarship cost for each participant is $5,000 with a total program cost of $50,000 including service and cultural training, travel, and a “Pay it Forward” program after returning home. 

Participants will be required, coached and facilitated to visit detention centers and community groups as mentors to other at-risk girls. In 2009, we took our first group of high school girls to Liberia where they volunteered at orphanages, schools and clinics. They returned home leaving alcohol, drugs and petty crime behind, with new mindsets of mentors and peace ambassadors. 

As a lead-up to the humanitarian service travel in 2015, the selected scholarship recipients will complete a FREE to Choose workshop of self-development and goal-setting for girls in detention centers and an extended Compassionate Healing program at our Center 4 Peace. These activities are already funded, and we are also receiving wonderful in-kind support to keep the program costs reasonable. WANT Expeditions, a respected international travel group, has helped us find the best travel routes, airfares and discount housing/hotel arrangements. We are a member of the Global Project Network of nonprofit Mothering Across Continents, which is devoting in-kind services to help us with various details of this learning journey.

And – if we are so fortunate as to go over our #OperationGirl Charity Challenge goal (!), we are designating 100% of any additional funds to adding more scholarship recipients.

Now, we just need you.   

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To This Fundraiser

$4,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Patricia Shafer

    $100

  • Vena Davis

    $150

  • Shannon Fessler (many beautiful people)

    $550

  • Amy Ayoub

    $100

  • Nadine Underhill

    $100

  • Stacy James

    $45

  • Fhila Gallegos

    $100

  • Alison & Emily Bragaw-Butler

    $450

  • Kathleen Bergquist

    $45

  • Tammy Rogers

    $500

  • Linda Okun

    $500

  • Deborah Reyes

    $100

  • Danielle Green

    $100

  • Julie A. Wilcox

    $100

  • Barbara Molasky

    $200

  • Robert Reed

    $50

  • Mary Berkheiser

    $100

  • Melissa Warren

    $100

  • Aziza Kieta

    $15

  • Deborah Reyes

     

  • Anonymous

    $11

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mike Brown

    $50

  • Magann Jordan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Katie Huncovsky

    $25

  • Jacqueline Phillips

    $50

  • Malachi Briggs

    $25

  • Thomas Family

    $40

  • Mothering Across Continents

    $300

  • Skye Endresen

    $10

  • Rachael Richardson

    $45

  • Channing Richardson

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Herb Thames

    $20

  • CHARLES & ERICA SILAS

    $100

  • Paula Fouce

    $100

  • Ranna Daúd

    $50

  • Teresa Lunsford

    $25

  • chanel

    $10

  • xavier

    $10

  • Andrea

    $10

  • aishah

    $10

  • simba

    $13

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9% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

THE EMBRACING PROJECT

Amount Raised

$4,075

 

8% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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Patricia Shafer

Amount Raised

$425

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Selene Gordillo Cuminal

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

simba

simba

DONATION: $13

4 years ago

aishah

aishah

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Andrea

Andrea

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

xavier

xavier

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

chanel

chanel

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Teresa Lunsford

Teresa Lunsford

DONATION: $25

What a great project - all of the support you provide sounds like it is worth the effort and being helpful to many. Very interesting idea to go to Africa to show the girls how they can help themselves by helping others - Bravo! Keep moving forward! 4 years ago

Ranna Daúd

Ranna Daúd

DONATION: $50

Esther & Mike, I appreciate you and the work you do for young women more than you know. Thank you and much love! 4 years ago

Paula Fouce

Paula Fouce

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

CHARLES & ERICA SILAS

CHARLES & ERICA SILAS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Herb Thames

Herb Thames

DONATION: $20

4 years ago