From September 1-4, 2017, Green Grin went on a Mexico Service Trip, where we built homes and provided basic necessities for indigenous peoples, farmers, and the less-fortunate in Mexico. To go on the trip itself, Green Grin raised money and awareness through different kinds of fundraisers, including community donations, events, and yard sales.
In order to raise the money we need to support our trip, we gathered some products we have at our homes to sell at yard sales. Selling clothes, shoes, kitchen products, toys, and books, we collected $314 at our first yard sale. We held a second yard sale and earned about $220.
We also held events at the farm for the Nanum community, a group of Korean-Americans that have worked together as a community. Through some of these events, Green Grin not only raised funds but also talked to the community on what we are trying to raise this money for and why help would be amazing. At one of these events, a young boy named Gunwoo held a lemonade stand, supporting our cause. The lemonade stand raised $84! Fortunately, the Nanum community was extremely supportive of our efforts. From people in the community matching this $84, we made an additional $1090 for our trip!
In addition, David, a member of Green Grin, took initiative in his mom's daycare. In total, the daycare collected $200 for our trip!
We are incredibly thankful for these wonderful people who helped us travel to Mexico, make a difference in the communities we served, and most importantly, make a difference in our lives as we continue our journey in the world. Thank You!