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Help Maris Go to El Salvador!
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Ended Jan 19, 2015
Hello friends and family! This January, I will be traveling to El Salvador with some of my fellow Fordham students for a social justice and cultural immersion project. While there, I will meet with community leaders, stay as a guest in the home ... More ...

Hello friends and family!

This January, I will be traveling to El Salvador with some of my fellow Fordham students for a social justice and cultural immersion project. While there, I will meet with community leaders, stay as a guest in the home of a Salvadoran family, and listen to the stories of people who lived through the Salvadoran civil war. It is sure to be a humbling, challenging, amazing experience.

My team and I have been preparing for this project for a semester: learning about El Salvador's history, questioning our assumptions, and encouraging one another to grow in empathy. To me, this trip is much more than an adventure. It is a chance to see through the eyes of people who have lived very different lives from my own, to stand in solidarity with people who have suffered injustice, and ultimately to broaden my perspective on the world.

The project is led and organized by Global Outreach, an organization that sends Fordham students around the world to learn about other ways of life and be touched by people they would otherwise have never met. The "four pillars" of Global Outreach are community, simple living, spirituality, and social justice, qualities that my teammates and I strive to foster in our lives.

While in El Salvador, I will be working with CrisPaz, a faith-based organization that unites people in El Salvador with visitors from the U.S., and encourages friendship and solidarity between the two groups.

In case it isn't obvious, I am extremely excited about this opportunity. But I need your help to make it happen!

I know this is a hectic time, and I'm sure you have a lot on your plate. But if you can give $5, $10, or $20, I would sincerely appreciate it. Every donation brings me that much closer to El Salvador.

Thank you for your time and generosity. You guys are the bombdiggity. :)

Love,

Maris

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If you donate $50 or more, I will pick up a little something for you while I'm in El Salvador. What is this something, you ask? I have no idea, I answer. I'm not there yet! But whatever it is, it's sure to be 1. ethically sourced and 2. very nifty.
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