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Send Leanna to Ecuador
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I have been offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to and volunteer in Ecuador with my high school, but I need your help to get there... More ...

About me

Since the age of 12, I have lived on my own without any family support. During that time, I maintained my schooling and was on track to graduate high school. However, my aspirations were limited: I did not believe in myself.

When I was 17, I began to see things differently. I moved to Toronto and began living with Dominique, Malcolm and Amélie. I realized that with a little support, I was capable of more. I moved to enroll in Monarch Park Collegiate and succeeded at school. For the first time I saw myself pursuing a post-secondary education.

I am now in my final year at Monarch Park. I have a part time job and am saving for University. I have been so successful in school that I was invited to apply for a spot on the Me to We Free the Children trip to Ecuador. The purpose of the trip is to both experience a different culture and give back to the global community.

I am doing all I can to take in this opportunity however I need some additional financial support.

 

About the trip

Funding provided to me will go directly to defraying my cost of participating in the program. Specifically:

  • My transportation to, from and while in Ecuador
  • My meals in Ecuador
  • My educational experience in Ecuador
  • Costs associated with my volunteering while in Ecuador

The Impact (and what's in it for you)

Your support will allow me to access an otherwise unreachable life experience. I have never travelled outside of Ontario and would value the life experience offered by international travel. Additionally, my group will be volunteering in an Ecuadorian community where we will be building and restoring projects in school communities, constructing public hand washing stations and latrines, planting medical gardens as well as learning about local customs and culture.

During the course of my trip I will be keeping a journal and documenting my activities with pictures. Upon my return I will make both accessible to contributors and would LOVE to have the opportunity to discuss my adventures with each of you.

How you can help

The cost of the trip is $4, 154.

You can contribute directly to my trip by going to http://personal.eftours.ca/secure/make-donation.aspx?poid=DB69753B&utm_medium=web&utm_source=paxsecure&utm_campaign=fundraising. There is no fee associated with contributing in this way.

This website also has a fundraising option that allows you use your credit card to provide a contribution, the downside is that the application skims 7 percent of your contribution.

Finally, I have set up an email account relating to my fundraising efforts. Email money transfers can be sent to sendleannatoecuador@gmail.com.  

I will keep a running tally of contributions as I approach my goal.

Thank you for any help you can offer - I look forward to sharing this life changing experience with you on my return!

More information on the trip

http://www.eftours.ca/tour-website/1448709US

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