Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity
Sometimes giving everyday can be as simple as setting aside $1 a day for your favorite charity. This year, I’m donating my daily donation to my favorite charity: Foundation Escalera.
I have spent 2 Christmas-es with them building schools and installing wood burning stoves with them in Chiapas, Mexico. I have seen their work first hand and have witnessed the impact we’ve made together! It’s truly inspiring.
Foundation Escalera is privately founded for administration costs so 100% of the public donations made to the organization go directly to their efforts to improve access to education.
If you would like to join my team, please visit: http://crowdrise.com/lp-dec
In 2011, I built a school (my second) in Chiapas, Mexico with Foundation Escalera, In July of this year, the school celebrated its first graduating class. I could not be more proud of the work we did. It’s true. You can make a difference! It only takes some heart, sweat, and determination. Be The Change.
"Look for the helpers" - Mister Rogers
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We’ve got ten water mechanics still waiting for sponsorship in India. Our friends at People Water will MATCH water donations till the end of this year, to help us reach everyone.
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December Featured Charity: Foundation Escalera
Congrats to Team Living Philanthropic for raising $610 with mustaches for Movember!
Now for December’s Featured Charity, one of my personal favorites, Foundation Escalera!
I’ve been a big fan of an organization called Foundation Escalera, one of their programs involves expeditions to the neediest villages in Mexico to build schools as a way to combat poverty through access to education. For the past 2 years, I have volunteered my time during the holidays to go to Chiapas, Mexico to build a school for some kids in need.
This year, I may not be able to attend, but I still want to send my support. If you want to help us build another school this year, please consider a contribution to Foundation Escalera.
Foundation Escalera is a leader in providing educational infrastructure to indigenous villages in Mexico. www.foundationescalera.org
Take the Living Philanthropic Challenge:
Match my give of $31 ($1 a day for 31 days)
Give once. Give Everyday.
Thank you for being a living philanthropist!
Other ways your contributions can help!
$10 Student school kit (part of the ‘Incentives to Learn’ program)
$25 Back pack (for ‘Incentives to Learn’ program)
$75 Buys a bike for a student to commute to school
$100 Classroom school kits (for ‘Incentives to Learn’ program)
$250 Elementary school scholarship $500 Technical training scholarship
$850 High school tuition, room and board
$10,000 Build one junior high school classroom
Want to be a guest blogger on Living Philanthropic?
Join the team and donate to Foundation Escalera at http://www.crowdrise.com/LP-DEC & submit your blog post about why you made a contribution here: http://bit.ly/lp-blogger
Living Philanthropic was founded in April 2010 as one man’s mission to give to charity everyday for a year. This mission is built on a belief that you don’t have to be rich in dollars to make a difference; you only need to be rich in spirit. After completing his 365 day mission, the spirit of giving everyday carries on through his friends and in his mission to continue his micro-philanthropy for a second year. For more information, please visit: www.livingphilanthropic.com