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Twelve Middlebury students will be traveling to the Dominican Republic over February break as part of a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) trip. MAlt is a student organization that provides student-designed and student-led service trips for Middlebury College students. MAlt offers opportunities for students to participate in strong direct service that seeks to address needs as determined by a local community partner. MAlt is committed to a needs-blind acceptance policy. As a result, we do extensive fundraising to ensure that participants’ financial needs can be met. We all work together to support one another, which is why this fundraiser is so critical to our efforts.

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Dollars Raised: 145%

Funding Details

Deadline: Jan 31, 2014
Total needed: $2,000

People

MAlt - DR LEaders2
Leaders:
Maddie Orcutt '16  Undeclared  Casper, WY
Angie Walker '16  Chemistry  Fairfield, CT
Team:
Mariam Khan ’16
Eliza Ferrari ’16
Nicolas G Mendia ’16
Matti Suomenaro ’16.5
Daniela Barajas ’14.5
Jacqueline Flores ’16
Andra Diana Pascu ’17
Kevin Yochim ’14
Rachel Kinney ’17
Dylan Gilbert ’16

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MAlt - DR
Photo courtesy of the Mariposa Foundation

Girls Rising : Celebrating Sustainable Strategies for Development  in the DR
On February 8th, 2014, the Mariposa Foundation will inaugurate an innovative center that will inspire sustainable solutions to end generational poverty. Over the course of the week, we aim to become educated about how non-profits work on a day-to-day basis, to  support the Mariposa Foundation as they open their new center, and to act as positive role models for the girls that the Mariposa Foundation serves.  Join us in serving others as we explore gender, generational poverty, and the girls that are rising.

Twelve Middlebury students will be traveling to the Dominican Republic over February break as part of a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) trip. MAlt is a student organization that provides student-designed and student-led service trips for Middlebury College students. MAlt offers opportunities for students to participate in strong direct service that seeks to address needs as determined by a local community partner. MAlt is committed to a needs-blind acceptance policy. As a result, we do extensive fundraising to ensure that participants’ financial needs can be met. We all work together to support one another, which is why this fundraiser is so critical to our efforts. MiddSTART is a critical part of our effort to help us fundraise for our trip expenses.


  • Angie Walker

    This may be unclear from our posted fundraising goal, but we still have $3,000 left to fundraise for our trip! (Aka our total fundraising goal is over the $2000 benchmark) Thank you SO MUCH for your donations so far!!

  • Angie Walker

    Alternatively, checks can be made out to Middlebury College with “MAlt DR” in the memo line, and mailed to
    MAlt, Ashley Calkins
    118 S. Main St.
    Middlebury, VT 05753

    Thank you for your support!!

  • Maddie Orcutt

    We just held a fundraising dinner with Middlebury’s writer-in-residence, Julia Alvarez. You can find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152124037899879&set=a.10151597918549879.1073741827.237342154878&type=1&theater.

    Thanks for your support!

  • middkid45

    Please help us raise the money we need! We are extremely excited for this trip and with your help we can make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of many Dominican girls.

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