Today I’m very lucky to be taking part in a wonderful event. Several bloggers are coming together today in a collaborative effort spearheaded by Paloma Contreras of La Dolce Vita, in order to make a difference for a very deserving charity. Pencils of Promise is a wonderful 501(c)(3) organization based in New York, that partners with local communities and organizations to build schools of early-stage education in developing nations for some of the world’s most impoverished and undereducated children. Sadly, there are more than 75 million children in this terrible situation worldwide.
Our hope for today’s blogger collaboration is to raise money to help the people of Champet, a village that is home to the only high school in the area for surrounding villages. In order to attend this high school, the students must leave their families and homes to live in dormitories like boarding school style, only that the style is far from what comes to mind when we think of boarding conditions in the US dormitories. Most importantly we wanted to point out that girls are moving and living in these unsafe dormitories which consists of make shift bamboo huts. It is heartbreaking but so courageous at the same time.
The money from this event will go to building a dormitory will accommodate about 200 Laotian girls.
In the spirit of the holiday season, we are asking for your help today on behalf of these children. Just think of the enormous impact we could have if each person who reads this post donates just $1.00.
We are in the midst of the giving season and hope that you will find it in your heart to make a donation to this worthy cause.
If you would like to stay informed about the difference Pencils of Promise is making, be sure to become a fan on their Facebook page.
To learn more about PoP check out this video:
So, dear readers of mine I would love it if we could all join together and help out this cause! I don’t talk about it a lot on my blog, but I’m a huge believer of giving back and trying to help everyone I can. Girl power is always my main cause and last year my main cause was helping V-day. This year my eyes are set on helping Pencils of Promise!
Give-aways will be back tomorrow! Plus info on a nutty project I decided to take on with and have a handful of days to accomplish!
* All images are by photographer Nick Onken.