There are three great ways you can support Circle de Luz this holiday season.
What is Circle de Luz? An innovative non-profit with a mission to empower young Latinas by supporting their transformation through extensive mentoring, holistic programming, and scholarship funds for further education.
What’s our vision? Immersed in an experiential culture of learning, Latinas served by Circle de Luz demonstrate resilience, confidence and authenticity as they complete high school & pursue further education.
What are our guiding beliefs?
•Every child deserves access to education and the opportunity to pursue her potential.
•Latinas face numerous unique challenges that deserve our community’s attention.
•Education is fundamental to personal success.
•Compassionate mentoring facilitates possibility & empowerment.
•Exposure to opportunity matters.
•Cultivating a community of leadership and service creates engaged citizens of the world.
•Supporting our Hijas means embracing and being accessible to their families.
•Measuring impact & evaluating our processes is essential to our success.
Want to help Circle de Luz do its important work? Consider these three opportunities?
Opportunity #1: The Circle de Luz necklace
Consider giving the beautiful handcrafted necklace created for Circle de Luz by artist Mary Alice Mitchell. Each necklace is handcrafted and comes to you packaged in a gift box with an explanatory note about Circle de Luz. Each necklace is made of sterling silver and comes on a sterling silver chain with a handcrafted clasp and evokes the star symbolism of Circle de Luz. Handmade at the time of your order at the length of your choice, each necklace is a unique piece of art. Because orders take a few weeks to process, we wanted to remind you about this beautiful gift option now so that you might go ahead and place your order to receive it in plenty of time for the holidays. All of the proceeds go to support Circle de Luz’s programming with the Hijas.
The Elena Necklace: An organic sterling silver textured rectangular charm with six point star (symbolizing the six years the girls are in the program) on a sterling silver chain. $55
Want to place an order? Complete the order form on this page, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience so that we can place your order with our artist, and then proceed with the payment option of your choice. Please allow 3 weeks from the time we receive your order for processing and delivery.
Opportunity #2: Consider Giving an Alternative Gift
What’s an alternative gift? It’s an opportunity to celebrate and honor a moment in life- a birthday, the holidays, etc- by giving in an alternative fashion. Circle de Luz has created an easy and unique way to celebrate your relationships in a meaningful way this holiday season. You can make a donation in any amount in honor of a loved one, and we’ll provide you with a holiday card (that features the great logo below) to give to the recipient that commemorates your gift and includes an explanation about Circle de Luz.
Here are some examples of the type of program costs you can use to guide you in your alternative giving:
$10 PAYS FOR SUPPLIES FOR AN INSCHOOL PROGRAM MEETING
$25 PAYS FOR AN OUT OF SCHOOL PROGRAM LIKE A HIGH ROPES COURSE TEAM BUILDING DAY OR SEWING LESSON
$50 PAYS FOR US TO TAKE ONE GIRL TO SEE A THEATRE PRODUCTION
$75 PAYS FOR A PAIR OF GLASSES FOR A GIRL WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE.
$100 PAYS FOR A SEMESTER OF REGULAR PROGRAMS FOR ONE HIJA
Interested in giving an alternative gift this holiday season? Email us at email@example.com.
Opportunity # 3 Shop with GoodShop
Do much of your holiday shopping on-line? Use GoodShop! GoodShop partners with over 1000 stores (The Gap, Old Navy, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Sephora to name just a few) for online shopping and each store then offers a donation back to a selected non-profit. Want to get started? Visit www.goodshop.com and then select Circle de Luz in the Who Do You Support box. Next, choose your store, visit their page through GoodShop and shop away. Within a week, your purchase will show up on our Amount Raised page and next year we’ll receive those funds in a check from GoodSearch (the owner of GoodShop) to go towards programming with the girls.
Thank you so much for your support of these incredible young women. We are so grateful for you.
Rosie, on behalf of the Circle de Luz Board of Directors and Class Captains