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Guatemala- Mayan Families

The work for Guatemala has been complete.

Little Known Help Zone will be selling handmade crayons, a dollar a piece, to raise the $360 needed to send a child to school in Guatemala through mayanfamilies.org

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No crayon is the same, just like no child is the same. 

As of now, 6 dozen crayons are available to buy, and Little Known Help Zone is requesting donations of broken or old crayons from locals in the community to work and make more crayons. The more sold, the more children sent to school!

The crayons will be spread out on the table so children can view all of them and choose.

After the event, these will be listed on easy for purchase.

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Fundraiser Cause #3- Honduras

The third and final country Little Known Help Zone will be helping this fundraiser is Honduras, a repetitive country in Little Known Help Zone’s history.

This time, we will be donating to Mama Tara’s orphanage, specifically towards their playground. Mama Tara supports the Miskito Indians, who live on the Mosquito coast and are caught in the fire of Honduran drug wars. The goal is to raise $200, hopefully enough to put in a seesaw, or another fun playground piece! It is a firm belief of Little Known Help Zone that while it is important to help with the necessities, it is also important to bring smiles and support the sheer delights of childhood.

To raise this money, we will be selling baked goods to bring smiles to children’s faces there. A smile for a smile.

Additionally, we will be sharing information about a great opportunity where coupon clipping can help Mama Tara. If you visit Common Kindess http://www.commonkindness.com/printable-grocery-coupons and create an account then chose Mama Tara, the orphanage receives a portion of the advertisement fee based off how many coupons are clipped for them.

Read more about Mama Tara at mamatara.org

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Fundraiser Cause #2- Guatemala

The next cause that Little Known Help Zone will be raising money for is Mayan Families in Guatemala.

Specifically, we will be raising money to send a Guatemalan child to school for a year. For $360, a child can attend school for one year and further their education to move on in life and support their families.

Little Known Help Zone will be selling erasers and pencil toppers at $1 a piece to benefit these students, and hopefully enough money will be raised to send a child to school! Stay tuned for more!

Read more about the sponsor a student at mayanfamilies.org

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New Fundraiser For Fall

Little Known Help Zone is pleased to announce an event on October 24th to raise awareness and money for the charity!

My old elementary school is allowing me to bring Little Known Help Zone to their Fall Fest and sell items to raise funds and share information.

There will be informational signs and literature, t shirts for sale, a donation jar, and most excitingly, a sale of 3 various crafts. with the money from the crafts going to 3 different charities in Central America! The monetary donations from these sales will be part of a Christmas Project, and the crafts will be released soon with their charitable causes!

Stay tuned for specific pieces from the Fall Fundraising Collection and the cause goals!

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Coiled Bracelets on Etsy

If you visit the littleknownhelpzone etsy shop, you’ll see many new additions to the store. Most recently, a new line of coiled bracelets have been posted.

For 5.95, all of the money from these bracelets will go towards Little Known Help Zone projects. Five are available, with colors from reds, pastels, greens, and brights.

These bracelets are trendy for summer and will bring you into the fall gracefully.

Here are two previews

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Visit etsy.com/shop/littleknownhelpzone to purchase and help out today!

 

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Etsy Shop Feature: Suede Adjustable Bracelets

Exciting things are coming, but for this week here’s a shop feature! These bracelets are natural yet stylish, made of beads, suede, and they are adjustable. As always, all the money from these bracelets will go towards Little Known Help Zone projects.

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Visit the shop at etsy.com/shop/littleknownhelpzone

Charity Updates:

-New stuff is coming for September such as 2 fundraisers and big updates in the Guatemala project

-Merchandise is in the works such as tee shirts and bags

-2 new girls moved into the Honduran orphanage and Little Known Help Zone will be sending a welcome pack

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Little Known Help Zone Takes On Guatemala

Another project is in the works and this is a big one!

After much research, Little Known Help Zone has decided to start working in Guatemala. Guatemala is the most impoverished country in Central America. This poverty is coupled with high crime and abuse rates. 7/10 children are abused, and 98% of crimes against women and children go unpunished. There is a need, and Little Known Help Zone is going to meet it.

This project is going to be large scale and multifaceted.

First, Little Known Help Zone is going to work to formulate a scholarship to award to someone who otherwise was denied education. Hopefully, this scholarship will be through an online college and awarded to one person a year. In the start up phase, Little Known Help Zone has found many organizations it can go through to find award winners, but in the future this will be awarded to people in Little Known Help Zone’s other ventures in Guatemala.

Simultaneously, Little Known Help Zone wants to find an outlet to create jobs in Guatemala for people who unfortunately cannot work, hopefully in the form of a sustainable factory. This factory will be focused towards women who want to get away from abusive husbands and support their families, or just anyone who wants to be self supporting. Eventually, scholarships will be awarded to workers then, so more skills can be learned and these people can break away from poverty. The goods from this factory will go to fund costs mainly, and also support the next step, youth education.

Little Known Help Zone then wants to build a school in Guatemala for children to attend. This will be a free school accessible to anyone. Over time we will work to make the school available to more and more children.

Finally, Little Known Help Zone will work to build a domestic violence shelter to provide a temporary place to stay for women and children as they recuperate and organize.

Although it will take many years and vast amounts of funds to accomplish, these 4 pieces will work together harmoniously to educate, provide income, and sustain. These 4 sources will allow the people of Guatemala to become self sustaining and break away the chins they’ve been living under to thrive.

Stay tuned for updates, and if you would like to help please email littleknownhelpzone@gmail.com