Ho ho ho! It’s day 3 of the 12 days of giving and we’re reaching out to support a cause that is a little outside the Central Valley, ok way outside the Central Valley. Hacienda Nica is a an eco-lodge in Nicaragua that uses 100% of it’s profits to support the animals and children of the second poorest country in the western hemisphere. It’s also a cause that is near and dear to our hearts because it was founded by Hire Up’s very own Chantelle Lamoreaux and her husband Nick. They are currently running their #DollarAndaShare campaign which asks everyone to donate at least $1 and share their link on their social media. No contribution is too small as even a single dollar goes a long way down there. (check it out at youcaring.com/DollarAndaShare)
Together they have created a system to support 3 local schools and their surrounding communities with clean water systems, organic gardens, and supplemental education. The local schools are some of the most underfunded in the world and the lack of education translates to a huge percentage of the population living in poverty. The kids Hacienda Nica works with participate in English, art, and other important classes (like micro-business and micro-economics) that work to lift them out of the poverty cycle that has taken hold of so many others.The eco-lodge also funds a wildlife rehabilitation center that rescues and rehabs animals from the illegal wildlife trade, not to mention the domestic animals they help.
This is a cause unlike many that you will see this holiday season and it’s definitely worth a look for anyone who loves kids or animals. Head over to they’re page and help them reach their funding goal even if it’s $1 at a time. Visit – youcaring.com/DollarAndAshare
Thanks for the support!
Since the Hire Up team is in Fresno, we found it easy to virtually donate to this cause through the website listed above. Our team gathered and donated $500 to this amazing cause! We don’t expect you to match it, but a dollar and a share will work.