We are pleased to announce our first matching grant drive! With a generous donation from El Centro de Intercambio Y Solidaridad (CIS), we have a unique opportunity to double the impact of all donations received as we work towards our goal of $12,500. With our current fundraising efforts tallied, we are more than halfway to reaching our objective. Here is where you can make a difference. If we can raise the additional $6,000 before August 1st, we will receive the full generosity of the CIS gift.
WE NEED JUST 60 PEOPLE TO DONATE $100 or 300 PEOPLE TO DONATE $20 BEFORE AUGUST 1 TO BREAK GROUND
Please show your support by donating today to create a COVID-safe open-air sports facility for Community Romero and Distrito Italia in El Salvador. This community gym offers Salvadoran women, children, and men of all ages a safe space to move and be healthy, free of charge. It is a place to build both muscles and fellowship. We are constructing this outdoor facility in response to the COVID-19 risks in this community, where so many people suffer from diabetes and cardiovascular problems that increase their vulnerability to the virus. Vaccines are not widely available there. The neighborhood also suffers from poverty, police and gang violence, and social stigmatization at the margins of the capital city. As a result of these difficulties, it is challenging for people to access safe fitness spaces to stay healthy. We also offer trauma-informed programming.
Donating to this new facility is a way for you to say, “I’m ready to help you lift up your own community!” to these individuals in El Salvador. Your contribution will provide the materials the organization needs to build this facility with their own hands, giving them the opportunity to do their own heavy lifting. Your contribution also says, “in the gym, no one will struggle alone.”