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Campaign ended on: March 27, 2017
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Safe Passage is an organization dedicated to helping families who live off of the Guatemala City Dump. Youth from five UU congregations in Maine are joining forces to help. Eighteen youth have been fundraising and researching for nearly two years in anticipation of a July 2017 service trip to Safe Passage. Our youth will be engaged in whatever Safe Passage needs, including spending time with the children whose families make their living off of the Guatemala City Dump.

All of the youth have been actively engaged in their individual congregations as well as with one another’s congregations with dinners, raffles, and other fundraisers, and each youth attends two YRUU meetings per month, one with the entire service project group and one with their individual congregations. During these meetings, youth research Guatemala culture, poverty, religion, and more, and participate actively in small group discussions about population needs, cultural sensitivity, what it really means to serve and be helpful, and more.

This is an opportunity for connection across cultures, income classes, races, ages, and faiths. It is an amazing chance for our UU youth to exemplify their principles, serve a population in need, and widen their own horizons.

Comments (8)

  1. Anne

    I am delighted to support this global service trip for our Maine UU Youth. They have the opportunity to walk the talk of our UU values, and change lives, their own and the children they connect with in Guatemala.

  2. martin

    Go Eli!

  3. martin

    Judy and Roger Icenogle give the Safe Passage Campaign $35 on behalf of Eli Spahn. “I hope Eli finds his trip fun and very rewarding. It’s a great opportunity.”–Judy and Roger

  4. martin

    Father Frank Morin gives $50 toward Eli’s trip.

  5. Susan

    Matthew Brenner made a donation of $50 in support of Kate Brenner-Simpson! Thank you!

  6. martin

    Judy and Roger Icenogle send Eli an additional $40 to forestall an unsuccessful campaign. “I hope this check helps to put you above the amount needed for your trip. God bless you! –Judy”

  7. Susan

    Linnette Erhart made a donation of $25 in support of Kate Brenner-Simpson! Thank you!

  8. Peg Dobrinska

    We just returned from our service trip to Guatemala work with Mayan Families in Panajachel. This charity was founded by 2 UU’s over 22 years ago. To see our video go to and type in UUFCC.

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