This morning I participated in the 2018 Women’s March in Seattle.
My daughter and I are going to Puerto Rico and are trying to raise funds to take with us. We will be working on rebuilding. We also hope to be able to purchase items from the local economy and donate it to local churches. We will be traveling with a non profit that has contacts with churches and will provide us with their wish lists.
According to the 2010 US Census the population of Puerto Ricans who identified as having Arabic speaking ancestry is approximately .08%, or around seven thousand people. Our family traveled to this beautiful island a few years ago and enjoyed it’s beaches, the the only tropical rain forest in the United States, the food and especially the hospitality. We have been devastated by the images we witnessed last year after Hurricane Maria and have felt a call to action.
We are trying to raise $400 to buy school supplies and I recently started a funny Kickstarter campaign to try to fund the wish lists.
I also made Women’s March pins and took them to the event this morning in hopes of adding to the fundraiser. I am so happy to report that I sold all the pins that I made and actually went over my goal.
Shukran (Arabic for thank you) Seattle for such a great march and supporting Pins for Puerto Rico. Below is a photo taken by a crane operator, can you find me and my sign?
If you are local to Seattle and know of any other events where I can sell pins for Puerto Rico, please contact me via my contact form or twitter. If you are from far away and want to support the wish lists, please visit the Kickstarter campaign to help.
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