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Volunteering In Mexico

LKHZ will be traveling to Mexico in a few weeks and making sure to give back while in the area. When in Playa del Carmen, LKHZ will be donating the remaining book donations from last year’s trip to Keep Kids in School Project (KKIS). This organization works hard to both keep kids in school and educate them in English. The English books will be great practice to read.

Also while there, LKHZ will be helping to pack backpacks of school supplies for once the school season resumes in Fall. Stay tuned for pictures from the visit, as well as upcoming projects!

Check out KKIS here!

https://www.facebook.com/The-KKIS-Project-230592130368921/

Fundraising, My Community

Garden Stakes- Etsy Find

Check out the newest Etsy Listing on the LKHZ shop, Clay Garden Stakes. These stakes come in a variety of herbs, and can be custom made if you have others you would like. They are white and hand formed/stamped. A pack of 3 is $9, and the money all goes to support Little Known Help Zone.

Selection is as follows:
Chives
Basil
Parsley
Thyme
Oregano
Sage
Rosemary
Mint
Dill
Cilantro

https://www.etsy.com/listing/281479150/white-clay-stamped-garden-stakes-herbs-3?ref=shop_home_active_1

 

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Check out these stakes today to support up and coming projects with Little Known Help Zone!

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Julio Cesar Sponsorship for 2016

It’s time again for Mayan Children Sponsorships so they can go to school, and Little Known Help Zone has responsored the past sponsored student Julio Cesar to continue for another year of school. This was made possible by generous donations during Bryn Mawr events and through speaking at PETE&C. For $360, Julio will attend school for another year and further his education which would otherwise be impossible.

If you remember, LKHZ has sponsored two students in the past, including Julio Cesar. The other student, Brenda, is graduating this year, but Julio still has a few years in high school to go. LKHZ also donated a bed to Julio’s family in December.

Once Julio finishes school, LKHZ will stop student sponsorships for the moment to create a more comprehensive program that is more inclusive of children in need rather than of specific students.

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Etsy Shop Live

Looking to buy a gift or treat yourself and support a great cause? Look no further, the Little Known Help Zone Etsy shop is back up and running. There’s crayons, key necklaces, Salvadoran shell rings, tab bracelets, and other fun items perfect to buy.

The best part is, the money goes to Little Known Help Zone and supports projects. More items this summer will be listed, so make sure to keep an eye out!

Shop here… https://www.etsy.com/shop/littleknownhelpzone

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Little Known Help Zone Bryn Mawr Accomplishments

This semester was the first of the Bryn Mawr Little Known Help Zone club. The main goal this semester was to spread awareness about the club on campus and gain excitement, enthusiasm, and club members.

This semester the club…

-Formed

-Recruited members

-Presented and recruited at Community Day of Learning

-Hosted a preorder bake sale, baked, and sold more goods afterwards, raising over $50

-Held a yoga ball chair raffle, raising $80 on the chair and getting people interested in the last event of the semester

-Hosted a yoga class to relieve stress before finals, and had a large turnout

-Elected members for next year

Over the summer, the club will start to plan events and write bylaws for next semester.

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Bryn Mawr Yoga Event

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.

Check out the pictures below!

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Little Known Help Zone BMC Bake Sale

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!1558403_963135983771139_6655577995670732343_n.jpg

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PETE&C Keynote 2016

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On February 24th, 2016, founder Makenna Lenover gave a closing keynote at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Exhibit and Conference to academic personnel from all over the state of Pennsylvania. The speech was titled “What do you want to DO? Evoking passion in learning and inspiring students” and the description is as follows.

The center of the presentation is evoking passion in learning using innovation to find the best ways to learn. As a recent high school graduate, Makenna will offer alternatives to a focus on career options by focusing on accomplishing tasks. She will share information about her nonprofit and learning journey and how teachers can inspire students to find their passion and use it to learn, all while making a difference. She will discuss how community service and passion can work together to inspire learning.

The keynote was a big success, and the message truly got across to people attending. Additionally, it was a great experience to gain awareness in for the cause and network for future projects. Most importantly, between speaking and the generosity of conference attendees, Little Known Help Zone raised over $2400 for causes in Central America. After the fundraising season at Bryn Mawr College during the Spring Semester, a comprehensive plan about the funds and where they are going will be released. The response was amazing and beyond what was expected, and LKHZ is incredibly thankful for everyones help.

Thank you for all your support thus far and allowing Little Known Help Zone to grow to new levels.

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Community Day of Learning Presentation

On February 23rd, Bryn Mawr College will be hosting the second annual Community Day of Learning. The title for this year’s theme is “In/ Visible: Class on Campus and in Our Lives.” Last year, over 800 students, faculty, and staff participated in some or all of the day’s program; the latter included 40 sessions offered primarily by combinations of students, faculty and staff and in formats ranging from workshops to films to panel discussions to lectures.

Little Known Help Zone will be hosting a session titled, Class, Culture, and Poverty: Bias Towards the Indigenous in Central America. The description for the session is as follows:
Before colonialism, aboriginals in Central America ruled the land. After Old World contact, a hierarchical class structure based in racism and ethnocentric superiority led to detrimental poverty in Central America, strongest in Indigenous Populations. Learn more, as well as how you can help.

This presentation will be a wonderful way to spread the word about the issues of Latin America and the causes Little Known Help Zone supports, as well as ways to get involved and help.