10 Dec 2013
Alright guys, I need you all to help me signal boost something.
So earlier today I was talking to one of my school’s counselors, the amazing Mrs. Cathy Draeger, and I helped her set up her donation page for this fundraiser she is a part of. She’s President of an organization called the Motherless Daughters of Orange County (MDOC), which was formed to provide support, community, and resources to women and girls who have experienced early mother loss through death. They really want to help out other children who have lost one or both parents because they’ve all lost one themselves, and it is why they’ve decided to work with Trekking for Kids.
TFK is a “non-profit corporation which organizes purpose-driven treks for socially-conscious hikers in some of the world’s most remote and iconic locations. A Trekking for Kids expedition is like no other because it provides Trekkers with a truly unique opportunity to combine their thirst for adventure and the outdoors with their desire to help those less fortunate. TFK focuses on the orphans who live in the shadows of the world’s most coveted adventure destinations.” -[from their official site]
This is explained in further detail on their site, but basically they organize these long treks in unique places around the world, and all the money that they raise goes straight towards giving valuable resources to children in need in those remote locations. Mrs. Draeger, as a representative of the MDOC, is going on a trek in Peru among the Andes Mountains, and she’s trying to raise $1,000 for the cause. That $1,000 alone is enough to fund the renovation of a new room for the orphaned children, but with donations from other members of the MDOC, we could very well build an ENTIRE new orphanage for these children.
If any of you have lost a parent or even both parents, you know how difficult it can be to get through it all. Now imagine how these children are living, in much harsher conditions than most of us have probably been in, with no one to really look after them. Your contributions don’t just allow them to have basic material needs, but also a sense of safety and comfort.
Now I know that not everyone can readily donate as much as they’d like to, but it would still be absolutely wonderful if you all could signal boost the crap out of this. Please like, reblog, and donate if you can. Every little bit counts. Every bit matters.