A Family Needs a Home - Let's Go Build It!
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Family is everything to me, so my heart is bursting with joy to share this opportunity for you to help me make a difference! I will be traveling to Colombia to build a new home for a family currently living in slum conditions and I need YOUR SUPPORT!

I am excited to share with you that I will be traveling to Colombia in October 2017 on a life changing mission. Anyone that knows me, knows that my greatest passions in life are my family, traveling, and serving others.

I have joined a team lead by "We Journey - Travel with Purpose" and collaborating with Techo to build clean, safe, sustainable homes for families currently living in slum conditions. My hope is to fully fund one home to be built on this mission. A single home can be built for only $3000 - to put that into perspective for you, that is less than 0.01 % of my own personal home here in Calgary! We can SO easily make this happen together! Absolutely ANY support, donations, and well-wishes are greatly appreciated and would mean SO MUCH to me and the families benefiting from your generosity! Join us in changing the reality for these families, and creating lasting change in the local communities.

THE IMPACT

  • We work with TECHO, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, to build the homes.
  • TECHO is a youth-led, world-renowned organization.
  • It was started 20 years ago, and has since built 100,000 transitional homes throughout Latin America by mobilizing nearly 1M volunteers.
  • Their approach is sustainable and community-led; this is not a one-off and communities are supported for the long term.
  • This home will have a locking door and windows for security, solid roof and walls to protect from the elements, and a raised floor.

THE SUPPORT

  • Funds benefit We Journey's Canadian non-profit partner World Housing, with an overall mission of raising funds for social and environmental impact projects, and building global community through events and campaigns to educate and inspire individuals around global challenges and their solutions.
  • World Housing provides homes to families living in slums in the developing world, fostering communities where families thrive with safety, security, and access to the resources that change lives.
  • Specifically, funds generated by this fundraiser go directly to building supplies, tools, and day-of execution for my mission in Colombia building homes.
  • You will receive a tax receipt from World Housing if you contribute in excess of the minimum donation for tax purposes.
  • Every $3000 CAD means another home is funded.
  • On the Journey we stay at reputable hotels, learn from the locals, and support the local economy through sustainable and responsible travel.
  • On this page there are different amounts you can choose to give.

Please contact me for any further details or questions. I am so excited to share my journey with you beautiful people. Stay tuned in October for pics and videos of our progress!

Also, please SHARE the link to this initiative as far and wide as possible in order for us to achieve our goal of providing a home to a family in great need.

Thank you so much for your donations, generosity, love, light, and support!

Love, Kaleigh

World Housing Foundation wrote:

Journey and World Housing are funding and building homes for families living in slum conditions in Nicaragua and Colombia, and you can help make it happen: let's come together as a village, to build a village.

Then, a group of us will travel to build the homes in person, meet the families and the communities, and take photos and video to show you exactly where your contributions went. 

Join us in changing the reality for these families, and creating lasting change in the local communities (and for the travelers we bring)! 

THE IMPACT

  • We work with TECHO, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, to build the homes
  • TECHO is a youth-led, world-renowned organization
  • It was started 20 years ago, and has since built 100,000 transitional homes throughout Latin America by mobilizing nearly 1M volunteers
  • Their approach is sustainable and community-led; this is not a one-off and communities are supported for the long term
  • This home will have a locking door and windows for security, solid roof and walls to protect from the elements, and a raised floor
  • And a family's life will change forever.

THE SUPPORT

  • Funds go to build supplies, tools, day-of execution
  • Every $3k means another home funded
  • On the Journey we stay at reputable hotels, learn from the locals, and support the local economy through sustainable and responsible travel.
  • On this page there are different amounts you can choose to give
  • We humbly suggest $100 or more: this will make it possible for us to hit our goal. 

FAQ's (and fine print)


Q: Where does my money go?

A: Funds benefit Journey's nonprofit partner World Housing: World Housing provides homes to families living in slums in the developing world, fostering communities where families can thrive with safety, security, and access to the resources that change lives.  

100% of the funds donated (after platform fees) will go directly to building homes in Colombia and Nicaragua  for families in need. Journey's non-profit partner, World Housing, is proud to operate on the 100% model, where every dollar of the operating costs are covered by a group of social impact investors. This means every dollar donated goes to home building.


Home builds are implemented via TECHO.org .

This campaign is raising money with permission and on behalf of World Housing. To learn more, visit worldhousing.org

Q: How are families chosen for a home?  

A:  Families are chosen based on a set of priorities determined by surveys, and information shared by the families and community members. Before the families receive the home, TECHO receives their consent in order to start with the construction. Families pay in a percentage of the home, in order to establish a true sense of ownership and responsibility.

TECHO’s process includes the following.

Identification & Assignment: Volunteers and representatives of the community identify and distinguish the conditions of vulnerability of these homes and slums

Brainstorming in the Field: TECHO builds participative spaces and develops concrete solutions together with the residents of the community in order to tackle the identified needs

Precarious Housing = Urgent Problem: The process of community development starts with the construction of transitional houses, with the mass participation of volunteers and the families of the community.



Q: What happens to additional funding for a project when the goal is met?

A: Funds go into a general pool, to be applied to other impact projects.

Q: Will I get a tax receipt?

A: You will receive a Canadian tax receipt for your donation before the end of the year. 

More questions? Message us for answers.

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