Emily: I’ll never forget the first time I traveled outside the US, and went to a small, poor town in Mexico with an organization similar to Habitat for Humanity. Entire families lived in shacks the size of a small bedroom and were very poor, but all of them were so kind and generous, despite not having much.
I believe in the power of education because it brought my mom out of poverty and gave her the ability to achieve a middle class life. Providing kids an education will greatly help their future, their families’ future, and the communities’ future.
I previously wrote about our efforts to raise money to help Casa de Orientación y Desarrollo Real (CODR) provide school supplies to children in the Dominican Republic.
So far $435 has been raised! Thanks to everyone who has donated!
Link: Make a Donation
CODR’s goal is to reach $10,000, so they can help 500 children attend school with all the tools they need. To help out we will match your donation up to $2,000!
CODR is a non-profit organization that was started by a friend of mine. Their mission is to promote the education and empowerment of at-risk women in the Dominican Republic.
CODR provides housing for women, so they can receive a college education in a safe and nurturing environment. They also offer counseling and leadership training. As part of their leadership training they participate in programs that give back to their communities, such as this fundraiser for school supplies for kids.
How to Donate
Link: Make a Donation
Step 1 – Click on the Orange Donate Button
Select the “Donate” button.
Step 2 – Enter the Amount of Your Donation & Click “Donate”
Choose the amount you would like to donate. You can also select other options like donating anonymously or in memory of someone close to you.
Keep in mind, that CODR is designated as a non-profit in the US. So your donation may be tax deductible.
Step 3 – Enter Your Payment Information & Adjust the Processing Fee
Next, enter your billing and payment info. Remember to use a miles & points credit card!
If you have the US Bank Flexperks Rewards card, you could earn 3X points for your donation. You could also use the US Bank Club Carlson card which earns 5X points on all spending or the Citi Hilton Reserve card which earns 3X points on all spending.
CrowdRise, a site that hosts non-profit fundraising, automatically tacks on a service charge to your bill. This helps them to pay for their costs of operation. To adjust this fee you can click on the orange text.
Finally, click the “Donate” button at the bottom of the page to complete your donation.
As many schools started this week in the US, we tend to forget that there are a lot of kids here and in the places we travel that don’t have all the basic tools they need to begin the school year.
To help, we will match your donation (up to $2,000).
So donate for a good cause.