If you remember, Little Known Help Zone sponsored Julio Ruiz’s school for 2 years, and also purchased a bed for his family.
We were just made aware that Julio has been suffering medically due to malnutrition, and although Little Known Help Zone has been helping out, the more aid his family receives, the better.
If you are interested in sponsoring food for Julio’s family, go to https://www.mayanfamilies.org/donate/simple and specify your donation for student number #2684. Any bit helps, and we thank you for your support of Julio!
Want to support Little Known Help Zone’s efforts in promoting fair labor in Central America? Consider buying a fair trade chocolate candygram for a friend or yourself and supporting a good cause!
For May Day, we are selling fair trade milk chocolate bars for $3, delivered in your mailbox or in a friend’s on 4/28, just in time for May Day! All money goes to ORMUSA and Chirrepeco Tea Cooperative, funding labor rights training and paid maternity leave.
On Tuesday, 3/28, Rocio Vasquez from the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia came to Bryn Mawr College to talk about her work at the consulate, what she does during the day, and how they are working to protect immigrants in the area. The consulate does amazing work with labor rights, family law, criminal law, and health services.
The event was a casual, conversational environment with a q/a session, and there was a large turnout including faculty and staff. The event will also be covered by the Bryn Mawr website.
We thank Rocio for coming and sharing her perspectives, and we look forward to getting involved with the Mexican consulate in the future to help promote human rights here and abroad.
On march 14th, Little Known Help Zone will be hosting a great event with a speaker, Rocio Vasquez from the Philadelphian Mexican Consulate. Rocio will be coming with some members from the protection agency to talk about how they work as an organization to protect worker’s rights in Philadelphia through an informal dialogue.
We are so grateful for these speakers donating their time, and the event will be catered with light snacks and refreshments.
We hope you can make it to Bryn Mawr College, Dalton 300 @ 4:00 PM on march 14th.
On March 1st, Little Known Help Zone held their first event for the Spring Semester promoting labor rights and equality in Central America. This study hour featured light food and Tea from the Chirrepeco Cooperative, a Guatemalan tea coop that practices unionization and voting rights, as well as fair wages and women’s empowerment. The even was a great way to unwind and study for midterms while supporting a great cause and reflecting on fair labor practices!
Little Known Help Zone is doing incredible things regarding fair trade and labor rights in Central America this semester. Come to our official kickoff on Wednesday March 1st from 7:30-9:00 in the Quita Woodward room at Bryn Mawr College.
We will be hosting a study hour with some treats, and most importantly, fair trade tea from one of our semester partner’s Chirrepeco Tea Cooperative.
This Guatemalan black tea has amazing health benefits and it just what you need during the crazy midterm season.
Hope to see you there!
This semester, Bryn Mawr’s Little Known Help Zone had some great accomplishments. We can’t wait to put the money we made to good use and donate next semester, we raised over $200!
-Hosted our second annual yoga class event and raffle, spreading relaxation and positivity while raffling off a Mom’s Organic Market.
-Held a bingo event that shared information about human rights in Central America and gave away amazing prizes, including a donation of a membership to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.
-Posted a banner in the campus center, asking for students to reflect on what they are thankful for around Thanksgiving while spreading the word about our organization
-Had a stand at the Staff Association Craft Fair, selling recycled gifts for the holidays.
Check out some pictures!