Wellington-based equestrian nonprofit JustWorld International recently announced its “Build Bright Futures, Together” matching gift challenge. Now through Dec. 31, supporters of the organization have the opportunity to double their donations by participating in this special campaign.
Build Bright Futures, Together launched this month with the help of a generous, anonymous donor offering to match all donations up to $100,000. This dollar-for-dollar match will help to directly support the construction of a much-needed secondary school in Guatemala for at-risk children and youth.
“This matching gift is the largest in the history of the organization,” said Mei Mei Newsome, executive director of JustWorld. “We are grateful to our matching donor for their generous investment. This is a unique opportunity to engage the equestrian community and inspire giving that will wholly change children’s lives, and an entire community, forever.”
Donations made to JustWorld before the end of the year are eligible for matching, including contributions by mail and online.
El Patojismo is one of the many programs funded and supported by JustWorld, a nonprofit organization that provides a philanthropic avenue for equestrians and equestrian-based businesses to get directly involved with humanitarian work and bring positive change to the lives of children around the world. El Patojismo is now a fully accredited educational program in the town of Jocotenango, Guatemala, which has grown exponentially since receiving JustWorld support and guidance.
“We have learned that long-term, sustainable development and equity in Guatemala is only possible when children receive a quality education,” Newsome said. “The current educational model JustWorld helped to build at El Patojismo has proven its success each year with more and more children graduating.”