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In march I will be going to Ecuador with Global Outreach, an organization at Fordham which sends students on social justice and learning immersion projects all around the world. In Ecuador, we will be staying with Rostro de Cristo.

Hello friends and family!

Thanks so much for taking time to visit my fundraising page. As I have just transferred to Fordham, I wanted to get involved in some type of community service project to help others and to meet new people. I have become involved in Global Outreach (GO!). which is an organization at Fordham that sends students on social justice and learning immersion projects both in the United States and around the world. This Spring I will be traveling with GO! to Ecuador. The goal of this program is to help students learn about issues of poverty and injustice that plague our global society. As a team, each trip spends months in preparation with weekly meetings discussing issues and the culture of the chosen location. GO! centers on four pillars which are interconnected throughout the team’s entire process: social justice, community, simple living, and spirituality. For more information on Global Outreach please visit the website at: www.fordham.edu/go.
 

What will we be doing in Ecuador?

  • My group’s project  will focus on cultural immersion through the organization Rostro de Crist
  • Rostro de Cristo distinguishes itself from other nonprofits as they work in solidarity with the community as opposed to  for them
  • Rostro de Crist brings volunteer groups from the U.S. to stay with them throughout the year. They bring us to visit neighborhoods, schools, hospitals and we'll go to the market and cook and clean with the community.
  • Our group will engage with the community to learn their stories and we’ll participate in reflection.
  • 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.
  • After we return, I'll share my experiences with you to let you know how the project went.
  • You can look at their website at: www.rostrodecristo.org

As a participant in this project, I am financially responsible to cover all the costs including food, travel, accomodations, etc. The cost for the trip is $1200, which is hard to raise solely by the Fordham community since there are so many other GO! projects. Individual donations from friends and family constitute almost 90% of fundraising efforts.

I would really appreciate your help in participating in this project. I would be extremeley grateful for any donations, big or small to help me raise my target goal of $600. To give you an idea..

  • $85 will sponsor me for half a day in Ecuador
  • $170 will sponsor me for a day

Please let me know if you would like a tax deduction form, so I can send you one. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at nsherman@fordham.edu

Thanks so much for your time and I really appreciate your help!

-Nicki Sherman

 

 

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