I have dedicated my life to working inside & outside the jails, b/c of my experience with having a brother incarcerated. This is something I have wanted to do ever since I was a little 12 year old girl. 5 years ago, I emailed the LA Sheriffs Dept & said..."This is who I am. This is my story. I want to volunteer. I have no idea what I can do to help. Give me any opportunity and I’ll take it." They invited me to a training that taught you how to become a life skills facilitator & how to develop lesson plans. Little did I know, that day was one of the most significant days of my life. I met Richard Weintraub, my mentor and friend, & I walked away thinking…“Ok—that was an incredible training. I learned so much about myself through Richard’s Forest Game, but I can’t be a teacher.” So I kept knocking on doors, meeting with people, trying to find other things to do. I was trying to run away from my fear of teaching, but no matter how hard I tried to find something else, I was always taken back to this. After a while of going in the jails with G.O.G.I. to get use to being in that environment, the Captain asked me if I was ready to fly on my own. I said yes. He asked me, what was I going to teach? I said let me put it together & send it to you. I created a 16 week curriculum, presented it to the Captain, & was set free to start my journey.
This experience has taught me many things, but what I learned here is...Sometimes in life you have to listen to your heart & not your mind, & when you are passionate, dedicated, persistent, professional, & authentic—you will find the people that believe in you, & doors will not only close, but more importantly, open. This has been the most beautiful journey with my life purpose. I have volunteered all of my time & services, & have personally funded every expense. I will continue to volunteer my time & services, but I need to start fundraising to grow Sister Inmate. If you feel it in your heart to donate or spread the word on your social media accounts, I would be so grateful. No amount of a donation or act of spreading the word is too small. Click the fundraiser link in our profile. 🙏 Lovingly + Kindly, @sisterinmate
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Hello! We don't do this often, but we are in need of your help! These four girls (Mayareli, Kimberly, Luz, and Fatima) have attended not only music camps that help with their musical lives, but have attended 15 universities in order to truly think about their future careers and how these camps and universities fit into them. It would be of much help for all of you to help, with this in mind, any help is much appreciated and welcomed! Also!!! By swiping to the right you will be able to see what YOUR donation levels will benefit you! This way, you and these students may both benefit from this amazing trip. Thank you for reading.
Day 192 of 200 | #200DaysChallenge 💪🏻🚴🏻💯 Wet weather workouts
Following a wonderfully naughty bacon'n'egg breakfast sarnie and a cup of Rosie we headed back to London in convoy. My SIL and her family were coming to stay at ours as we have tickets to the World Para Athletics Championships finals tomorrow evening.
What a wash out?! All day and night (and another day) it literally rained all the water in the world, I'm convinced of it. We needed an ARC not a BMW!
Got me thinking, I've chosen the right sport for this #200Days malarkey. It would be no fun right now training in a torrential downpour.
Also got me thinking, I wonder how many people right now are having a Saturday afternoon on their turbo happily pushing out the miles. On #Zwift alone it was well over 700 when I looked and that's not the only corner of the 'net to host riders. It seems cycling is swiftly becoming the new golf so I bet it's a lot. Count those spinning too and... I have another 'great idea'. I'll flesh it out and get back to you.
Holding steady at £10526.25 (inc Gift Aid) raised, with just 8 days to go!
Support me at 200DaysChallenge.com and help me smash my £12.5k goal!
Learn my story here http://lnkd.in/dfCkAfm
Lovely roast pork dinner, more tea and some spirited political chat finished off a great day. Bed early as I have a bike refit in the morning... Nice!
Do you like supporting MSHS Football? Do you like spending the day with friends? Do you like wine tasting? If you answered YES to any of those questions then YOU should sign up for wine tasting at Off the Vine in San Pedro to help raise $$$ for the football team! Half of every ticket sold will go back to the team! Please see the flyer for more information! We'd love to see you there on August 6! 🍷 🏈 💰 ⭐️ #supportmshsfootball#mshsfootball#fundraising
Tomorrow has come around very quickly, too quickly!! Nevertheless I made a commitment to you lot, so here goes - 100miles, come at me!
Please visit my fundraising page, link in my bio! Let's make my pain mean something :)
Today was @alismith7 first road bike ride. A very wet 43.9km. He is training for coast to coast in sept. Please help Ali and Ben raise lots money for an amazing charity which help lost cancer patients to fight it or make them as comfortable in their final moments. http://m.virginmoneygiving.com/mt/uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=alibencoasttocoast&isTeam=true&un_jtt_redirect @saintssport #fundraising#bike#cycling#charity#standrews#scotland
Here's your chance to win a whole free cake of your choice made by me.
All you have to do is donate to my justgiving page. Anything as little as 50p can get your name in the hat. Winner will be announced on the 21st August. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/j-olejnik 🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝✔✔✔✔
Many flavours available. Let's get to to 1500!! 😉☺ Winner must be willing to collect from Abbey Foregate #shrewsbury#shropshire#fundraising#hopehouse#bake#baking#baker#cake#charity
Cuddeling after their milky! If you want to support u's you can always donate a little bit on our fundraisingpage. https://www.youcaring.com/moederlozekittenszwerfkattendiereninnoodstraycats-882956?fb_action_ids=10212772081474645&fb_action_types=youcaringcom%3Ashare&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B1485065814884040%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22youcaringcom%3Ashare%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D it is in dutch but you can always chat with me If you want on insta or Facebook! #fundraising#lovethem#lovecats#rescuecat#motherlesscat#cat#littleballoffur#helpastraycat