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For several years now, Muslims Without Borders (MWB) has organized a volunteer service trip to one special place-- the Tashirat Orphanage in Tepoztlán, Mexico. Nestled near the country's Aztec ruins, this orphanage has become the saving grace and home of many children who have been deprived of a family’s embrace.
The Tashirat Orphanage is unique in that it caters to disabled children, older children who have low chances of being adopted, and siblings who otherwise would be separated. The Orphanage staff also administers the Ixaya School, a school for students coming from low socioeconomic families.
Along with other volunteers on the trip this December, I will be visiting the Tashirat Orphanage to help tutor the children there and also participate in community service activities such as planting gardens, hosting an athletic tournament, assisting in renovation projects, and fostering relationships with the Tashirat children. Check out the video in the gallery to the right to get a better idea of what the volunteer trip involves!
Please be part of a positive change in a child's life, donate what you can and share this link with others! A breakdown of where funds are going can be found below.*
With Heartfelt Gratitude,
*Breakdown of Funds:
The first $2,000 collected will go to the Tashirat Orphanage directly as donation for orphan care and support. Funds raised beyond $2,000 will be used to cover trip costs. However, any funds not used for trip costs will also be donated to the orphanage and/or other Muslims Without Borders service initiatives in Haiti, Palestine and Senegal. If you have any further questions about where your donation is going, please do not hesitate to contact me through the "contact the organizer" button below.
Muslims Without Borders (MWB) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. MWB was launched by a group of students at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, who wanted to do something to help the victims of the Haitian earthquake. The organization has quickly turned into one of the largest grassroots American Muslim organizations. In the few years since MWB’s founding, MWB volunteers have fed thousands of homeless people on the streets of the United States while taking on the biggest challenges in international relief. Please visit the MWB website, http://mwbrelief.org/, for more information.