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Join Us March 5 at the Tierra Vida Rec Center Int’l Women’s Day Event 2015 –

Join Us March 5 at the Tierra Vida Rec Center Int’l Women’s Day Event 2015 –

Last year, there was hardly a dry eye in the room left when she raised the veil. “I’m Laura Perez, and I’ve found my voice.” The three young women who followed shared similar stories of feeling voiceless and finding a place where they felt heard. They talked about how they gained strength to share their truth and raise their voice in the protection and defense of others. And many of you got to witness it.

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Laura Perez shares her story with a veiled face

We want to invite you to the 2015 International Women’s Day (IWD) celebration and fundraiser Thursday March 5, 2015, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There will be a silent auction as well as live entertainment and lite appetisers. Your presence will not only enabled these young women to feel heard, but your financial support also will help other women in the developing world, many of whom have stories similar to the ones you heard that night. Together, we hope to raise over $20,000 through auction sales and donations that will help keep young women in school! If you wish to help support these young women–you can do it here: http://www.centerforsharing.org/what-we-do/programs/mexico/

Here’s an idea of how those funds will be used—the investments you are making to keep a girl in school and to help develop her community:

–          House mother salaries

–          Student Needs

–          Food

–          Household items

–          Travel expenses and transportation

–          Tuition for college aged students

–          School uniforms

–          Housing expenses

This year we hope to raise $22,000. That’s about 1/3 of CDC’s full budget. That means we need to raise about $1,500 each month going forward to meet that goal—and we have several faithful monthly donors, including $365 in new monthly pledges from the last event. Please let us know if you’d like to become a monthly supporter of CDC. You can call Ben at 546.5999 for more information.

If you are a business and have auction items you would like to donate, give Glenn a call at 546-5999.

If you are a business and would like to sponsor a table, we have a 3 tiered system of $300, $600, $900. Please give us a call at 546-5999

We’re so thankful to everyone who was involved in the event! Your support is helping young women and girls find their voices!

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