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Global Outreach Ecuador

Dear friends and family,
Thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page!
As most of you already know, I am halfway through my sophomore at Fordham University and have been thoroughly enjoying my college experience thus far, doing as much as I can to take advantage of all that New York and Fordham has to offer! This semester, I am thrilled to say that I have applied and been accepted to participate in a Global Outreach project to Ecuador during my spring break, from March 13-20!

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. For any more information you'd like to know: www.fordham.edu/go

Now, what will we exactly be doing in Ecuador?

  • Being! My project focuses on cultural immersion, which includes being, rather than doing -- 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.

 

Since arriving at Fordham I have been hoping to participate in a Global Outreach project and am so excited to finally be doing so! However, as a participant, I have to fundraise $1200 for my individual cost to go on the project and need your help! Individual donations from family and friends consitute about 90% of fundraising efforts, so please give me your support to fundraise money for my GO! project to Ecuador!

How can you help?

  • give anything! help me reach my first target goal of $600
  • $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 pass along the word to friends, family, colleagues. Stay tuned for progress on my fundraising for my project to Ecuador!

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

 

Sincerely,

Martha

mlauer@fordham.edu

 

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