Sandall Family donates to Shine a Light in honor of Emily

The Sandall Family donated to Shine a Light in honor of Emily and her work with marginalized children around the world to better their lives.

“Shine a Light  works for social change for kids around Latin America.With the help of a video camera and Shine a Light as a bridge, local people can make democracy work.” Kurt Shaw, Executive Director

Emily had volunteered a couple times at a boys shelter in Mexico organized by Shine a Light.

We wish Shine a Light much success with their current and future projects to improve the lives of marginalized children in Latin America.

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Thank you to our Foundation community

Happy Holidays to our Foundation community.
Hoping for peaceful holidays for all.Thank you for your incredible kindness to our family and love for Emily.It truly means so much to us.

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Sandall family donates Nepali wool hats to Bellingham Giving Circle for Homeless teens

In honor of Emily on the 13th year, The Sandall Family will donate 13 Nepali wool hats to the Giving Circle for 13 students to keep warm this
These children, identified as unaccompanied homeless teenagers, do not live with a parent or guardian but are enrolled in the Bellingham School District. Due to their age and because they have no parent or guardian, they are not eligible for many community services.
The Bellingham Giving Circle is a local non-profit with a mission to support the needs of these homeless kids in order for them to stay in school.
Wouldn’t Emily love this idea?!
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Sandall Family donates two canoe paddles to YMCA Camp Menogyn in honor of Emily’s birthday

In honor of Emily’s birthday, on July 13th, the Sandall family is donating two Grey Owl Scout canoe paddles to YMCA Camp Menogyn.Wouldn’t Emily love that?!

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Emily Sandall Camperships Awarded at Camp Menogyn

 Two deserving campers were awarded  Emily Sandall camperships towards their trips at YMCA Camp Menogyn this summer.The scholarship application is below.Paul started this fund after his awesome 2008 PCT hike and it has grown with our wonderfully generous Foundation community donations.

We hope that the campers have a wonderful summer at YMCA Menogyn and continue their love for the wilderness and community service. I know that Emily would be so proud of these camperships!

History and Background of Campership:
Emily Sandall was a Menogyn guide from 2001-2004. Her passions included wilderness adventures and
humanitarian service. When not leading canoe and backpacking trips she worked with street children and
child laborers in Nepal and Mexico. She saw many opportunities in life to teach, to challenge, to laugh, and
dance, and sing and camp, and especially to help others. She lived simply but passionately. Tragically Emily
died in an accident Nov. 2006, at the age of 25.
The Sandall Family and the Emily Sandall Foundation have established YMCA Camp Menogyn camperships in
Emily’s name in an effort to keep alive her spirit of giving and her love for Menogyn. The scholarship is
designed to help a deserving young person experience a Menogyn wilderness trip. The recipient should
show passion for helping others through some community service work. Emily in her short and remarkable
life always tried to combine wilderness adventure with helping others. Her family hopes to foster that in
others through this scholarship.
It is the Sandall family’s hope that this scholarship stimulates interest in community service and wilderness
exploration in deserving teens over many years.
Emily would love to know that her scholarship helps a teen experience the wilderness. She would also love
to spread the message of the importance of volunteer service- helping those less fortunate by giving them
a voice. Emily’s life work combined her love for the wilderness and humanitarian service with passion and
joy. Please tell us how these values are demonstrated in your life.

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