Donations for Nicaraguan Children’s Organizations

In just a week, Little Known Help Zone will be in Granada, Nicaragua, meeting with organizations for future collaborations and will also be delivering supplies!

First is Puedo Leer Library. The library is a wonderful organization that has several library locations and works to put locations and book cabinets in rural schools. We will be donating spanish language books and small prize rewards to encourage their reading program. Learn more at http://www.puedoleerlibrary.com/

We also will be donating to La Esperanza Granada. This organization works with children to improve education and their lives. We will be donating workbooks, clothes, toys, and school crafting supplies. Read more at http://www.la-esperanza-granada.org/.

We just want to thank everyone for all their support, and stay tuned for photos!

Candy Gram Fundraiser and Club Party

To end the semester of our labor rights advocating, Little Known Help Zone sold candy grams for May Day that were delivered in people’s mailboxes. The chocolate we sold was fair trade and organic and also benefited endangered animals. We made over $50 that will be donated to ORMUSA, a women’s labor rights organization in El Salvador.

To put together the candygrams, we had an end of the year party to celebrate our accomplishments with some chinese food.

We hope to have more successful fundraisers in the following semesters to continue to contribute to human rights causes in Central America.

Call for Help- Julio

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!

Staff Association Craft Fair

For the second year in the row, Little Known Help Zone will have a stand at the Staff Association Craft Fair at Bryn Mawr College. This will be Thursday December 1 from 10-2 in Thomas Great Hall. We will be selling our jewelry and other items including some new peppermint scented wax melts. Check out some pictures from last year and stay tuned to hear the results!

Little Known Help Zone Thankful Banner

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!

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Little Known Help Zone Yoga Event

On Wednesday, September 27th Little Known Help Zone Bryn Mawr held our first event, a yoga fundraiser.

Prior to that, we sold raffle tickets for a gift card to Mom’s Organic Market and raised $50.

The event was an hour long yoga class taught by BMC Alum Alexandra Seits and had delicious snacks afterwards! The event was a success, and even though the outdoor component was rained out, we held it inside and it was an enjoyable day.

Check out all the photos!

Second Annual LKHZ Bryn Mawr Yoga Event

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Come out on September 28th at 5:00 PM in the Cloisters for an outdoor yoga class to enjoy the weather as we transition into fall. The class is “Donate What You Can, Leave With a Lifted Heart.” Class is taught by BMC Alum Alexandra Seits ’16.
Rain location is New Dorm Second Common Room!

This is the second time LKHZ has hosted a yoga event on Bryn Mawr’s Campus and the 4th Yoga event ever through LKHZ.
Yoga is an influential aspect of Central American culture, and as we raise awareness for human rights in Central America, we want to embrace positivity and spread the word. Yoga in Central America is not a common association, but through the past twenty years has grown more common and has been adopted for a variety of uses. In addition to yoga bringing in tourism money to provide jobs and resources to local people, yoga has powerful effects in other contexts. Schools, orphanages, and shelters are implementing yoga as an option for students and those facing troubles to relieve troubles, balance energy, and brighten outlooks. Also, free yoga classes are common for Honduran children looking for relief from internal conflicts such as the drug wars. In situations where workers are kept in uncomfortable positions for long periods of time, such as Salvadoran coffee sorters, yoga has been a small step in the fight for better worker’s rights to provide a healthy and positive break from the work. Yoga is an activity in Central America that promotes positivity, peace, and harmony.

Support Little Known Help Zone by visiting us when we table 11:30-3:30 on Thursday in the Campus Center and 5-7 Monday in Erdman selling raffle tickets to win a $25 gift card to Mom’s Organic Market! Tickets are 1/$1, 6/$5, 15/$10. All money will go to human rights causes in Central America.

The event will have healthy snacks, the hour long yoga class, and the raffle drawing!

Event sponsored by BMC SGA.