Dear Mentor a Mentor Family,
We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support, both through your financial contributions and prayers. Your partnership is the driving force behind the impactful work of Mentor a Mentor.
Board Meeting Highlights
In our recent October board meeting, we had the pleasure of meeting with Cara, our new Program Director. Together, we set ambitious goals for the upcoming year, the foremost being the revamping of our website and refining communication around Mentor a Mentor's mission and impact. To kickstart this initiative, we've updated our support page. Check it out here! The page features a new donation platform accepting both US and International donations. If you've previously registered and donated, there's no need to update your information. Additionally, explore the page to see the incredible impact Mentor a Mentor has made in the lives of hundreds of children and mentors in Latin America over the past 7 years.
Fundraising Progress & 5K JAM Run
Our aspiration to raise $30,000 by August 1, 2024, is well underway, thanks to your generosity. Currently, we've reached $13,100, and this progress has been accelerated by events like the successful 5K JAM run/walk in October (pictures below). With the funds raised, we're excited to announce the launch of Mentor a Mentor in Colombia, where dedicated instructors in robotics and martial arts will impact vulnerable youth for the next six months.
November 28, 2023
Save the date for GivingTuesday on November 28, 2023, a global day of generosity. Join the worldwide movement where individuals contribute acts of kindness, gifts of voice, time, talent, or treasure to support communities in need. Mentor a Mentor is actively participating, using this occasion to share our story on social media, engage lifelong advocates, and build a supportive community for our mission. Set a reminder here to be part of this impactful global movement.
On this day, our goal is to raise $5,000 and acquire 5 PC laptops crucial for launching a new robotics program in Colombia. Your involvement is vital, whether through a donation, sharing our story on social media, or contributing time and resources. Stay updated on GivingTuesday by connecting with us on social media. To make a donation, you can do so through our facebook fundraiser, or alternatively, you can contribute directly on our website. We will provide you with these links as the event approaches. Additionally, consider reaching out to your employer to explore donation matching possibilities and maximize the impact of your support.
We're pleased to share that numerous companies are committed to matching employee donations on GivingTuesday. Check with your employer to double the impact of your contribution. Mentor a Mentor operates under the umbrella of Global Horizons Inc., a registered 501c3 nonprofit and our fiscal sponsor. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law (www.globalhz.org).
Please Keep Mentor a Mentor in your Thoughts and Prayers
Please join us in in your thoughts and prayers for Casa Hogar Adonai in Chihuahua, Mexico. Pray for the safety and strengthened faith of the children, wisdom for founders Luis and Cecilia, and strength for Mentor a Mentor instructor Gabriel in guiding the youth at the orphanage.
Pray for our new partnership with the Foundation 'Fundación Niños de Paz.' in Colombia. Lift up Isaías and Patricia, the visionary founders, and Cara, our Program Director, as they collaborate to implement the new martial arts and robotics programs.Your partnership is rewriting the narrative for youth and coaches in Latin America. Together, let's continue making a lasting impact.
The Mentor a Mentor Team
Javier, Becca, & Cara