Southwestern’s Global Studies Club, a humanitarian organization I advise, will host a fundraiser this Thursday, April 10th, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., in Veterans Glen next to Jason’s coffee cart. All proceeds will be donated to Kiva, a non-profit anti-poverty organization. Leveraging the Internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Club members will be selling homemade baked goods for this organization. We are counting on cash donations, so please stop by to support the cause! J
Baked goods include:
Dark Chocolate Brownies
We deliver! If you reply to this email by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, a student will deliver the baked goods between 11 a.m. – noon. I can also have a student pick up any monetary donations. Please provide your location, time you want the food delivered, and what you want to eat.
Kiva envisions a world where all people -- even in the most remote areas of the globe -- hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others. Kiva believes in providing safe, affordable access to capital for those in need. It helps people create better lives for themselves and their families. Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
Kiva works with microfinance institutions. A microfinance is a general term to describe financial services to low-income individuals or to those who do not have access to typical banking services. Microfinance is also the idea that low-income individuals are capable of lifting themselves out of poverty if given access to financial services. For more information visit http://www.kiva.org.
About the Global Studies Club-
Global Studies Club is humanitarian club, very compassionate about spreading awareness to Southwestern College students and the community in general about global topics and ideas to prevent or empower them. We have had presentations on Monsanto, the Plastic Water Bottle Industry, the Biotechnology Ripple Effect, Micro-credit loans, and more! They have held a fundraiser for a non-profit called Room to Read in the past, which is an award-winning non-profit organization for improving children’s literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world.
We hope to see you there!