~ A Message from CEDEJO volunteer, Sheila Poettgen ~
Today is International Women's Day!!
Today is a special day for me. A year ago, in honor of International Women's Day, I contacted Sylvia Flores, Director of CEDEJO, to find out how I could contribute to their mission. I thought I would only be creating a new website, Facebook & Twitter pages, and an updated pamphlet for the clinic but my volunteer experience has turned in to so much more than I ever expected.
This is no longer just "my" volunteer experience. It has grown in to an entire community pulling together to save a valuable Women's Health Clinic.
We have reached 70% of the fundraising campaign's goal and the clinic has remained open for the last 6 months and will remain open through at least May of 2014.
Sylvia Flores and CEDEJO volunteers positively affect the most vulnerable in our community by giving of themselves and their services. They work tirelessly to empower women and girls in our community to be the healthiest people they can be. The results of their work, by extension, improves the health and well- being of the entire community.
Please help me to thank CEDEJO and their volunteers today for all that they do to make the world a better place. Send them a message of thanks, share this campaign page with your friends and consider giving a donation today to support their work.
THANKS FOR HELPING US MEET OUR LATEST MATCH CHALLENGE
We are thrilled to announce that we met AND EXCEEDED our most recent Match Challenge! Last month an anonymous donor offered to match up to 6500 Pesos ($500 US) of donations if received by today, March 8th. Many of you gave generously in the last month and we pooled over 12,100 Pesos!
With the additional match grant of $6500 Pesos, we've raised a total of 18,629 Pesos ($1433 US Dollars) in the last four weeks!!
Thank you so much to the anonymous donor who, upon visiting Ajijic for only a few weeks in 2013, took the time to meet Sylvia and find out more about CEDEJO's work. After witnessing the impact of the CEDEJO Women's Clinic upon the community, he decided to do what he could to help raise the funds needed to keep the clinic open. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN MATCH CHALLENGE?
If you're able to give and are inspired to make your own Match Challenge to this campaign, please contact us to discuss your ideas! Any amount you are able to give is welcome!