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Girasoles En Marcha

$1,730 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 42 people in 22 days
Created May 27, 2019
GEM TEAM
Hello, 
My name is Celeste, and I am the founder of Girasoles En Marcha
www.girasolesenmarcha.com 

UPDATE:
WE have reached our goal for our Summer Program!   However, there are still many Sponsors that want to continue holding raffle for us to keep raising funds to bring more workshops and programs for our youth!  It won't stop at Summer!  We will continue to accept donations and all proceeds will go to benefit the program  and keep it running.  Your donations and contributions are the gift that keeps on giving!  Thank you all for your support!


 I am the sprouting seed of my Zapotec ancestors.   My journey thus far has been a learning experience, with growing pains and helping hands to get me where I am now. 

I have been blessed with amazing women that stand by me to pay it forward in this mission to empower our future generation of Latina girls and teens.  We are 100% volunteer run and service all girls for Free!  We have been running for almost 4 years, thanks to our community partners, and contributors that have selflessly volunteered to join us, in this Girl Empowerment March!  We are bringing to life an enriching program this Summer.  We have worked hard and have networked to secure a space for this Summer Program.  My mother and I have also purchased some materials for this year's Summer Program.


The funds from this campaign will help us cover important costs for this year's Summer Program in which we will be serving 25 GIRLS!

 Our theme will be HEALTH WELLNESS from a cultural perspective!

The funds will  help us  get t-shirts, for the girls and volunteers, yoga mats for each girl,  which they can use for the program and take home to include yoga in thier daily lives.   The funds from this campaign will also help us  fund our workshop hosts for their skills and time.

Zapotec Yogi
Nutritionist Healer
Wellness Advocate/Educator
Curandera/Healer
Sobadora/Healer


 The Team of GEM serving as Teachers, Mentors, and Chaperones for the self-esteem and community component WILL NOT GET PAID  for their expertise and contribution.   

It is beautiful to see the girls place themselves on their historical timeline in a critical but refreshing way  . It hits home, because our DNA has memory.   Learning their historical narrative is transformative and empowering and brings value to their identity.  It welcomes them to be proud of their linguistic abilities and heritage while fostering a deeper understanding and solidarity with other cultures.  Our ultimate Vision is to create and develop a more just society that fosters global unity.  Exposing them to a whole narrative that includes the oppression, the struggle, the resilience, the community, the contributions, and the responsibility it takes to  encourage them to be change-makers aware of the infinite possibilities!  

Thank you all who have contributed and stood by us in solidarity in the past.

—-Celeste A. Rojas 


When you support Girasoles En Marcha, you are helping fulfill the potential of our future Latina Leaders.  

Thank You all in advance for joining us in this Girl Empowerment March.




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We have only five entries for raffle, yet we have many donors. If you would like to be entered to the raffle which ends tonight, please enter a comment or note, or message us. Tomorrow winner will be announced! Good luck to all!
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To all of you Change-Makers,

Thank you for helping us reach our goal for our Summer Program!! We have began to purchase our materials, shirts for the girls and volunteers. We purchased the 25 YOGA MATS for each girl! Each girl can now continue to practice the benefits that Yoga brings even after Summer. They will each get to keep their mats to include yoga in their lives. W e have set aside money to pay each of our workshop hosts for their time and skills, except for one that completely donated her workshop. Nevertheless, all the workshop hosts have granted us a reduced price to accomodate all 25 girls, so we are very thankful to all of them!

YOU ALL MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!!

We are filled with gratitude and can't wait to share the news with the girls on how deeply the community believes in them and is LIFTING THEM UP !!!

Lastly, we feel incredibly thankful to our biggest supporter and incredible human being that found our program, came to visit, and continues to support our mission and each of our girls. Stephanie, you are truly a blessing and we feel greatful to have you in the GEM familly. We also want to say how greatful we are to our volunteer staff, and Hijas de Maíz. without your "action" we could not get the wheels moving! You are the fuel of LOVE!
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$1,730 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 42 people in 22 days
Created May 27, 2019
GEM TEAM
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