Little Known Help Zone had the pleasure of tabling at the Allentown Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 to share our organization with the community and talk about our mission for educational empowerment and success, as well as our work within the Allentown community. We also were giving out gifts with donations, and these were grow your own cherry blossom tree kits. We raised over $50 for our next classroom visit and had a wonderful time conversing with residents.
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!
Tis the season for gratitude. Little Known Help Zone knows it is the season for giving and reflection as well. To get the word out on campus about what we do, as well as inspire reflection, we made a fabric banner asking students what they are thankful for. They are invited to write on the banner and share. This will be up for a week in the campus center and we can’t wait to report back and share some responses!
Last night, Little Known Help Zone Bryn Mawr hosted a bingo event that was aimed to raise awareness, money, and spirits.
The event featured custom printed boards with positive and negative words associated with human rights in Central America, as well as past and future work Little Known Help Zone has done.
There were delicious snacks, as well as amazing prizes. One of which was donated by the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, a year long film institute membership that was very exciting to those attending!
The event was a success and a great way to get together and learn about how to help in Central America in a positive environment.
On Tuesday, April 19th, Bryn Mawr’s Little Known Help Zone hosted a yoga class out doors to raise awareness about the club and positive cultural elements in Central America.
This was coupled with a promotional Yoga Ball Chair raffle, which raised $80 for Little Known Help Zone causes.
The class was a success, with 14 people arriving and destressing with yoga. It was a beautiful class, thanks to the teaching of Alexandra Seitz. This event will be an annual event run by LKHZ and hopefully grow each year.
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The Little Known Help Zone Bryn Mawr club just completed its first fundraiser!
The preorder bake sale was a success, raising $41 and getting the club’s name out to the entire student body and beyond. For 5 hours, club members worked hard to bake birthday cake cookies and brownies for those who ordered in advance. There were obstacles, but in the end everything worked out perfectly. The extras were sold to student body members who may have not had a chance to submit orders.
This was a wonderful way to start off the club, and now we are hard at work planning our next fundraiser!
On Wednesday, February 24th, Founder Makenna Lenover will be speaking at PETE&C, the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference located at Hershey Lodge. The speech will be highlighting approaches to education to inspire students to give back on their own, implementing technology platforms for personal growth, and how this learning approach can create tangible results. All of this will be exemplified by sharing the growth and endeavors of Little Known Help Zone.
This speech will raise awareness about LKHZ and its causes to a largescale group of people, and will result in a donation that will be incredibly helpful to the causes.
The newest addition to the Little Known Help Zone network is going to be a club formed at Bryn Mawr College. This club will be a coalition of student body members all dedicated to the cause of helping others in Central America. This club will work to raise awareness to the community while raising money to help those abroad.
Here are some of the ideas brainstormed so far for the club’s events of the 2015-2016 year, with many more to come once the club gets together and collaborates!
- Planning communication and developing monetary goals to raise for the funds
- Tax certifying Little Known Help Zone
- Having a $10 fundraising competition
- Selling gifts in jars
- Having a Bake Sale
- Blind Book Dates fundraiser
- Yoga Fundraiser
- Manicure for a Good Cause
- Etsy Collaboration
The ultimate hope for this club is to establish a branch at Bryn Mawr to help Little Known Help Zone in all the years to come!