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I am going on a Global Outreach trip to Ecuador this coming Spring Break and need your help! Please donate!

Dear friends and family,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page!

As a Senior at Fordham University, I am so excited to be a part of Global Outreach project to Ecuador this spring break, March 11-18, 2012!

What is Global Outreach?

Global Outreach (GO!) is an organization at Fordham that gives students the opportunity to better understand social, economic, political, and environmental injustices by sending the volunteers to live, work, and learn in oftentimes poor and marginalized communities both nationally and internationally. GO! provides the opportunity for students to connect and learn from individuals, giving students a greater understanding of the issues plaguing our global society. GO! runs twenty-eight projects a year, and within each trip, the team works together to fundraise the cost of the trip.

Now, what will we exactly be doing in Ecuador?

My project focuses on cultural immersion, which puts more emphasis on being rather than just doing. This means that we will be learning from the community we'll live in.
The organization we work with, Rostro de Cristo, brings volunteer groups from the U.S. to stay with them throughout the year. They bring us to neighbor visits, schools, and hospitals. We'll go to the market and cook and clean with the community.
Rostro de Cristo focuses on living in solidarity with the poor. Instead of acting for the poor, it is important to act with them. Our group will engage with the community to learn their stories.
We’ll participate in reflection and dialogue with our team, the community, and the yearlong volunteer from Rostro de Cristo accompanying our team.
After we come back from Ecuador, we’ll have team meetings to process and discuss our experience. We’ll hold an educational event to share our experiences with the rest of the Fordham community.

How can you help?

No amount is too small! Feel free to give as much as you can and as much as you feel led to.The total cost for this trip is $1200 so please donate!
$85 will sponsor me for a half a day in Ecuador
$170 will sponsor me for a day

If you'd rather mail a check or if you want a tax-deductible receipt, please contact me!

Tell others you think may want to help!

Please spread the word to anyone you think would be interested in helping me out.

Thank you again for taking the time to visit my fundraising site and for all of your love and support!

Jeremy Thomas
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