Manda Graizel's Fundraising Page

Team Fundraising Goal: $2,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 15
Total Value of Gifts: $515.00

Recent Donors


Carly Berezin


kupferberg/bernstein family



Ben Ring

Deborah Jacoby

Melissa Hoffman

The Firshein Family

Full Donor List Opens new window.Full Donor List

I have been avoiding the question "How was your trip to Mexico?" for the past week. There are not enough words in the English language to describe my experience. It was both heart warming and heart breaking at the same time. On the one hand, the village of Muchucuxcah has been working with an amazing NGO called HST to learn sustainable and organic farming, and has been celling their hand made crafts in the fair trade market. Because of this the village has reached a point where they have the first children ever from the village going to college! there is still malnutrition, where the medical care is a doctor, a nutritionist, and a dentist who are each there for a year of service as part of their scholarship. When we went to the clinic, a pregnant woman came in her husband had injured himself with a machete, and needed help. The doctor wasn't in that day, and so the dentist who we were talking to went to stitch up the leg. When we asked if he had been trained for this he said he had learned on the job. He also told us that many of the people only speak Mayan not Spanish so often times when people come; there is a language barrier. We saw a place where the men leave their homes and move to Cancun, to work in the hotel industry with hopes of sending money home to their families, and often times they barely make enough to get by themselves let alone sending money home. In my time in Muchucxcah I realized in a very concrete way how my spending affects the rest of the world. I realized that while I have my ideals and beliefs--that workers should be paid fair wages, should be treated with respect, that my spending practices only partically mirrored my ideological beliefs. Wherever we fall on the political spectrum, we can all agree no one should be mistreated, no one should go hungry. I am taking steps to consciously think about my spending and my consuming : buying produce at farmers markets, supporting CSA's (community sustained agriculture), buying as many goods locally as possible, and by donating to AJWS, who gives grants to NGO's worldwide who support local communities and teach and empower the underprivileged to work to create sustainable economies, offering disaster relief to countries in need, and working to put an end to injustice everywhere. In addition to fighting global poverty, AJWS does work fighting global injustices such as genocide, and providing disaster relief such as in the case of Haiti.
I am starting by donating $18. to my fundraising campaign. In encourage you to join me by making a donation of $18 or another amount that is meaningful to you to AJWS through the link on this page.

Guest Book

If you would like, you can add your name and a short message to our Guest Book. Thank you.

Sign the Guest Book

Records 26 - 50 of 480

Sat, Jul 29, 2017
inmersion en ingles en irlanda para adultos ( %url ) es más que un lugar donde venir a estudiar, es un sitio donde crear recuerdos que jamás olvidarás.

Wed, Jul 26, 2017
Good day! I could have sworn I've been to this site before but after reading through some of the post I realized it's new to me. Nonetheless, I'm definitely happy I found it and I'll be bookmarking and checking back often!
Have a look at my web blog ... Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 ( %url )

Paulette Wong
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
The land of Ladenberg is in need of brave warriors who can face the God of Destruction and preserve peace.
my webpage ... seven knights hack apk 2017 ( %url )

Anton Payten
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
If some one wishes to be updated with latest technologies after that he must be go to see this site and be up to date everyday.
Also visit my web page ... training parrots visit ( %url )

Daryl Hite
Tue, Jul 11, 2017
Maintain the outstanding work !! Lovin' it!
Also visit my web site: Games2Girls ( %url )

Toby Noblet
Sat, Jul 01, 2017
Hello there, nice web site you've right now.
Also visit my web page :: Friv4School ( %url )

Thu, Jun 22, 2017
I appreciate perusing your web site. Thanks a ton!
Here is my weblog: Friv 20 ( %url )

Milo Kidd
Mon, Jun 12, 2017
I like the valuable information you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. I'm quite sure I'll learn lots of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!
Visit my web site :: Ian Andrews Mortgages ( %url )

Meagan Deberry
Mon, Jun 12, 2017
I am not real wonderful with English but I line up this rattling easy to interpret.
My web site; Ian Leaf Scam ( %url )

Sun, Jun 11, 2017
The advice is really fascinating.
Take a look at my page - south carolina drug rehab ( %url )

Sun, Jun 11, 2017
I like perusing your website. Thanks a lot!
My webpage: south carolina drug rehab ( %url )

Sun, Jun 11, 2017
Nice internet site you've gotten going here.
My homepage charleston drug rehab ( %url )

Wed, Jun 07, 2017
The material is very intriguing.
Also visit my weblog ... south carolina drug rehab ( %url )

Keesha Parris
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
I adore this website - its so usefull and helpfull.
Feel free to surf to my blog; sc drug rehab ( %url )

Sun, Jun 04, 2017
Thanks a ton for sharing this cool web-site.
My web page ... sc drug rehab ( %url )

Fri, Jun 02, 2017
Many thanks, this website is extremely beneficial.
Here is my site :: charleston drug rehab ( %url )

Alva Burton
Thu, Jun 01, 2017
I adore this site - its so usefull and helpfull.
Also visit my website; sc drug rehab ( %url )

Thao Whiddon
Thu, Jun 01, 2017
Very descriptive blog, I loved that a lot. Will there be a part 2?
my web blog :: Ian Leaf New Zealand ( %url )

Wed, May 31, 2017
I really like reading through and I conceive this website got some really utilitarian stuff on it!
Also visit my site Ian Leaf Tax Fraud ( %url )

Tue, May 30, 2017
Great internet site! It looks very expert! Maintain the excellent work!
Feel free to surf to my website: south carolina drug rehab ( %url )

Trena Blakely
Thu, May 25, 2017
Unbelievably individual friendly site. Immense info available on couple of clicks on.
My website charleston drug rehab ( %url )

Virgilio Thompson
Thu, May 25, 2017
You've got one of the greatest online sites.
My page ... Abcya ( %url )

Paul Ellis
Wed, May 24, 2017
You've gotten very good thing listed here.
Feel free to surf to my page: charleston drug rehab ( %url )

Raymundo Frye
Wed, May 24, 2017
Thank you for sharing this awesome webpage.
Check out my web blog ... charleston drug rehab ( %url )

Tue, May 23, 2017
Wow, lovely website. Thnx ...
Also visit my blog post ... south carolina drug rehab ( %url )

Records 26 - 50 of 480

If you think this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.