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November 28, 2016
Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc. has joined the global #GivingTuesday movement with a #LatinosGive campaign on HIPGive.
Orlando, FL – Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc. is participating in the #LatinosGive competition, as part of the global #GivingTuesday movement—a global day of giving that promotes the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to empower philanthropy and celebrate generosity. Our project, Children Within Our Borders can be found by visiting www.hipgive.org/project/children-within-our-borders. This year, #GivingTuesday is celebrated on November 29, after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, to launch the period of giving and inspire people to collaborate to support their communities. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to benefit the Hispanic communities in Orlando and Gainesville through our Children Within Our Borders program. The money will be put towards ensuring that students have the necessary materials to succeed in the school year, as well as, fund the workshops our volunteers put on for them.This year we are also raising money to buy the children a brand new toy to open up during our holiday events at each city. Children Within Our Borders is working hard to ensure that every child receives a proper education and a new present this year.
"Volunteering with Children Within Our Borders the most rewarding experiences I have ever encountered. Yes, sometimes it's hectic. Yes, things never go as planned. Yes, sometimes the children are a lot to handle. But at the end of the day, none of that matters. All that matters is the impact that we, as a collective group, are able to make on each and every child living in that hotel."
-Olivia bashton, CWOB Volunteer in Orlando, FL.
If you want to be part of #GivingTuesday and support Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc, please visit our campaign page on HIPGIVE, http://hipgive.org/project/children-within-our-borders/.
For more information, visit our page on #LatinosGive on #GivingTuesday, visit www.hipgive.org, the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HIPGive), or follow @HIPGive on social media and look out for the hashtags #LatinosGive and #GivingTuesday.
About Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc, it is our mission to provide opportunities for children and youth affected by armed conflict and social injustice to find peace, prosperity and well-being through education and empowerment. All Proceeds go 100% back into our programs, children and organization.Your company may have a matching gifts program to support the charities to which employees contribute. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your employer will match your gift.
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CBOB Invites You to #GivingTuesday
By: Karissa Disla
As the holiday season approaches, CBOB is becoming a part of the ultimate #GivingTuesday Campaign! Through this campaign, CBOB’s followers, along with their friends and family, can openly donate for this giving season. This campaign was designed specifically for supporting our local programs and providing this holiday season a toy for a child and the continuation of our educational workshops at Children Within our Borders cities in Orlando and Gainesville.
Thanksgiving is a season of gratitude; a season where one can reflect on the blessings that their life is full, whether it’s something as simple as having a family. Thanksgiving evokes a sense of consciousness towards the reality of our lives and the people in them, manifesting the first thing we are willing to share for the giving season: our hearts with each other. Children Beyond Our Borders wants to share our heart with you, and we want to do it through this campaign. All donations given in through this campaign will be going directly to the toy drives and funding of the holiday events in Orlando and Gainesville, our programs focus directly on giving back to a struggling community.
CBOB’s Operation Director, Tatiana Paz, was inspired by this campaign and planted seeds of inspiration amongst CBOB’s interns after stating, "We want to make it a goal to make sure that every child in our CWOB programs can receive a brand new, unopened gift for this next upcoming holiday.” So, our goal is this: to bring joy and love amid the children of struggling community. Each donation isn’t simply a new toy, it is a spirit of love of being distributed through a toy. Each donation guarantees one more new present for a child; it guarantees a child’s sense of significance in themselves. Just picture this: through your donation you will give a child their first ever unused gift, you would be giving them something that is their own!
Join CBOB during this season of giving thanks and giving back by becoming a part of a campaign. Through your donation, you can ensure a smile on a child’s face because of the new treasure you will be giving them. Perhaps the most important and significant role you can play in this campaign is also the simplest: sharing the campaign and our goal to your own Facebook feed. This promotes a larger coverage, meaning more chances to impact more children. Don’t simply be a part of something, inspire others to become a part of it also.
CBOB challenges you to spread love for this season.
Simply go on our page, click donate and then share! Happy Thanksgiving and happy giving!
Happy Birthday to US!
By Lauren Visco
This month we are excited to celebrate our anniversary! Thirteen years ago we started our fight against social injustice. What started with the love and passion of students from the University of Florida who wanted to give back to their homeland of Colombia, has grown and blossomed into something they could have only dreamed of. We continue to work with those in Colombia affected by the scars of the nation’s internal conflict, but through our passion have been able to expand our mission beyond Colombia. Children Beyond Our Borders has been able to extend its reach on a global scale by now serving children in Ecuador, Nicaragua and more cities in Colombia. Our expansion in Latin America inspired us to look to our communities and begin our work right here at home, serving Gainesville, Tallahassee, and Orlando.
In the last three years we have gone from one program to five! What started off as Crossing Borders has now turned into Bound for Peace, our service trip program that sends volunteers to develop workshops for youth in Latin America. One program that has grown out of our need to do more has been our very successful Volunteer Internship Program (VIP). VIP is made for people from all walks of life who want to give back to the communities they are passionate about. This program has grown so much since its beginnings in 2013 with only 4 applicants to over 80 last year, and even more expected this year!
Through the years we have also been able to bring our fight against social injustice to our local communities, with the implementation of our newest program, Children Within Our Borders (CWOB). CWOB has been a blessing to our community not only because of the children it serves, but the opportunities it has opened up for our chapters across the State of Florida. From a program that started with four students at UF, Children Beyond Our Borders student chapters can now be found at: University of Florida, University of Central Florida, and Florida State University.
We are also so proud of the installment of our scholarship program. IAMCBOB is our scholarship program for 5 students who demonstrate a strong desire to acquire a higher education, to attend college all-expenses paid. With this scholarship program we are able to help students break the cycle of poverty. Our very first graduate of this program was Yosimar! Yosimar studied Hospitality and Tourism in Cartagena, Colombia. The benefit of this scholarship can best be described by Yosimar’s own words “I want to study at a university because it will open the door to many opportunities. Studying there will allow me to be better prepared to live in this world and face the many challenges the world brings.”
Over 13 years our love and passion for bettering the lives of children everywhere continues to grow. On this celebratory month we remember and give thanks to those who started it all: Angelica Suarez, Luis Felipe Garcia, Oscar Trujillo, and Liliana Bustamante.
Thank you to everyone who has been on this 13-year journey with us, we are looking forward to the many more years to come.
Join CBOB as we raise money for our children locally and spread student health by Zumba-ing for 3 hours with some of the best Zumba instructors from Florida!
Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc. (CBOB) is a 501 C 3 Non-Profit organization striving to fight against social injustices beyond physical and psychological borders. Its mission is to provide opportunities for children and youth affected by armed conflict and social injustice and to find peace, prosperity, and well being through education and empowerment. CBOB does this by creating awareness, providing educational tools, and establishing relationships. We are the CBOB Student Chapter at the University of Florida. We are a group of dedicated undergraduate students that fight for the awareness and hopeful termination to the ongoing issues in Colombia: poverty, lack of proper schooling, conflict and internal displacement.
Zumba is a Colombian Dance Fitness Program that involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba's choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts, and some Bollywood and belly dance moves. Squats and lunges are also included. It is an amazing workout done through dance moves and aerobic exercise. All levels of dancers are encouraged to participate.
Our Zumbathon is an event that centers on health and body fitness through an ongoing zumba class. The event lasts an average of three hours, however, there are breaks in between and all participants are encouraged to rest at their own pace. At a Zumbathon, participants are instructed by professionals and achieve an amazing workout while dancing and interacting with others.
Countless individuals would benefit from this amazing, engaging, and fun event. Students, faculty, staff, and community members could participate in the great workout, where they would have fun while staying active and raising funds. Along this would benefit the many children in Colombia that have been victims of internal displacement, violence, abuse, and more. Anyone that would like to participate in this event is welcome to come and enjoy a great time. We encourage all levels of dancers to come.
All our information can be found on the student chapter website: www.chbob.org/University-of-Florida