Support my Jamaica LearnServe Project

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Abigail Leibowitz

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Abigail Leibowitz

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3 reasons why I plan to volunteer in Jamaica with LearnServe in summer 2018:

  1. As a social entrepreneur I want to learn about Jamaica's most pressing issues such as lack of education, high unemployment rates, and high poverty rates, and create social change through working  with children and teens in shelters, schools, and farms.
  2. After learning about social justice issues in school, I want to get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself in new environments where I will learn methods that I can apply to social justice issues in my own community.
  3. I want to travel to a country where I will learn the realities and hardships of day-to-day life and work collaboratively with community-based organizations to help solve problems.


What will I be doing in Jamaica?

LearnServe is a non-profit organization that immerses high school students in local efforts on education, environmentalism, and community development. We will work alongside dynamic community leaders to deepen our understanding of Jamaican solutions to issues of poverty, education, and nutrition. We will do service projects at a primary school, a shelter for teens, an organic farm, among other places.


Why is your support important?

Your donations will help fund the LearnServe service projects that I will be participating in. Your contributions will have a direct impact on the local population and allow me to achieve the goals I have outlined.


How to donate?

1. A secure online donation with any credit or debit card - Please click on the "DONATE NOW" either at the top right corner or the bottom of your mobile device.

2. Check or cash- contact me at avigayil7[at]gmail.com or my parents at s.leibowitz999[at]gmail.com.


Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.


Supporters

Michael Leibowitz made a donation

2 years ago

$18

Sunday 11bTamuz 5778 Shalom Avigayil. The name “Jamaica” means rich in springs, in their native language. You, Avigayil, are helping to enrich and water the island with additional springs of knowledge and skills. Behatzlacha. Michael

Mira and Yisca made a donation

2 years ago

$50

Kol hakvod!

Jamin Raskin made a donation

2 years ago

$100

rebekah rasooly made a donation

2 years ago

$37

Sra. Chaney made a donation

2 years ago

$25

From Savta Shira & Saba Baruch made a donation

2 years ago

$36

In 1494 Columbus made his second voyage and visited Jamaica. Thirty-six years later Columbus’ grandson Portugallo Colon reached the island and allowed “secret” Jews to settle in Jamaica to better their lives. Now 488 years after Columbus’ grandson visited Jamaica to better the lives of people, my granddaughter is visiting the island to better the lives of its citizens. Yasher koach.

The Ressin Family made a donation

2 years ago

$36

You will make a difference and touch lives in ways you cannot anticipate, with long-lasting impacts you may never know. Your dedication to improving our world is inspiring!

Judy Blumenthal made a donation

2 years ago

$18

You are a role model, Avigayil!

The Griboff Boyz made a donation

2 years ago

$54

Jamaica will be even nicer thanks to you. Kol Hakavod!

Martin Freeman made a donation

2 years ago

$36

Have a wonderful experience.

This is a wonderful opportunity to serve and learn. Have fun, Abigail! made a donation

2 years ago

$25

Stan & Ruth Seemann made a donation

2 years ago

$100

You and your brother are blessed to have developed such a strong social awareness and committed to do act on it. Happy to support you.

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