Posts Tagged ‘#GivingTuesday’

All Noe Wants Is a Hug

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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Dear CoEd supporters,

Here at CoEd we never stop giving thanks for you, and we hope you have much to be thankful for as well.

As the gift-giving season kicks off, we wanted to share with you a special story of a third-grade student named Noe. Earlier this year as part of CoEd’s Culture of Reading Program, Noe’s teacher Maria read her students a book titled The Surprise Gift. To exercise their critical thinking skills, she asked them to answer questions related to the story, and one of those questions was: “What kind of gift would you like for your birthday?”

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Keep her dream alive this holiday season #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

2015 Holiday Appeal

This summer, 17 year old Cindy Pinzón Sotz hurried home from her job as a housemaid to join her family in welcoming visitors.

She watched with her mother as her younger siblings, dressed in their crisp Chimazat School uniforms, led Cooperative for Education (CoEd) volunteers down the path to her home, and she smiled as the group chattered about the impressive computer demonstration they had just witnessed at the school and the beauty of the strawberry fields that surrounded them.

As we entered their humble dirt-floor dwelling, someone asked the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up. “We want to be teachers,” the middle school siblings enthusiastically agreed. “I want to be a doctor,” said Cindy’s youngest sister, still in primary school.

Cindy and her family

Cindy, center, with her siblings and mother outside their home in rural Guatemala.

Cindy remained silent, resting her hand on her mother’s shoulder. “I don’t know,” she replied softly when the question was finally directed to her. “I don’t really think about it.”

When Cindy dropped out of school between sixth and seventh grade, she didn’t just give up her education, she also gave up her hopes and dreams for a better future.

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Rockin’ the Bow Tie for #GivingTuesday 2013

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Why do you rock a CoEd Bow Tie on #GivingTuesday?

We asked and here’s what you had to say about wearing the CoEd Bow Tie.

Dhani Jones Bow Tie Cause

“Because CoEd’s doing incredible work in Guatemala so how can I not #tieoneon?” —Dhani Jones, former Bengals Football Player

Josh and Chuck SYSK

“Because any chance to look cool and help little kids at the same time is a double win.” —Josh and Chuck, Stuff You Should Know Podcasters

Randy Kalp BeersandBeans

“If you’re going to tie one on this season, why not help the kids of Guatemala at the same time?! :)” —Randy Kalp, Beers of BeerandBeans.com Travel Bloggers

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Participate in #GivingTuesday in 3 Simple Steps

Monday, November 18th, 2013

The chill in the air,  the uptick in Best Buy commercials and the ever-present threat of having to scrape your car windshield in the frigid morning temps can only mean one thing….

#GivingTuesday* is upon us! 

Dhani Jones Bow Tie Cause

Even Dhani Jones will be sporting his CoEd Bow Tie on Dec 3rd.

Help us create some buzz on social media this #Giving Tuesday by participating in CoEd’s awesomeness campaign. Here’s how:

1. SNAP: 

Snap a pic of you wearing your CoEd bow tie…or Guatemalan accessories. Submit your photo to us by November 25th to be entered for a chance to win a bag of authentic Guatemalan coffee (percolation perfection!) and a Guatemala t-shirt, along with being featured on our blog, Facebook page, etc. Click here to submit your photo(more…)