Foundation donates to Rise Now

The Emily Sandall Foundation is proud to give a donation to Rise Now, an organization that works with rural communities in Mexico to organize the building of playgrounds of recycled tires. These playgrounds will directly:
– Improve the lives of hundreds of children by providing new opportunities for safe, imaginative play and the benefits play provides.
– Train local community members in tire construction techniques, as well as methods for proper playground care and maintenance.
– Repurpose 50-100 discarded tires, saving them from incineration causing extreme air pollution or from sitting in landfills where they serve as Malaria and Dengue breeding grounds.
I know Emily would love this project as she was passionate about ensuring that all children have access to free, creative play.

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Foundation Donates to The Garden’s Edge

“The Garden’s Edge is so happy to work with The Emily Sandall Foundation to help improve childhood nutrition in Rabinal, Guatemala. In Guatemala, 45.6% of children suffer from chronic malnutrition. Our program works with 92 children, 66 mothers, and 2 schools. Maya youth are trained to be leaders in the nutrition program, giving them important work experience and leadership training. The project values the cultural knowledge of the Achi Maya people. The nutrition project uses native plants like Amaranth, Macuy and Chiplilin that are high in micro-nutrients, as well as traditional medicines to help children and mothers recuperate from malnutrition. This shows the community that the knowledge for solving these health problems is in their own back yards. It empowers them to become leaders in the development process and values their knowledge as indigenous peoples.”

Sarah Montgomery
Director of the Garden’s Edge

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Kurt Shaw, Executive Director of Shine a Light honors Emily

“The support of the Emily Sandall Foundation has been indispensable for us over the last half dozen years. It is a wonderful tribute to Emily and to her dedication to marginalized children.

I remember her energy and dedication to human rights and social change. ”

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Foundation Donates to Shine a Light’s Favela News Project

“Even among chaotic Brazilian cities, Recife is notable for its unfriendliness to small children, especially poor children. • Playgrounds and public spaces are almost exclusively centered in rich neighborhoods (and those in favelas are shamefully neglected); • public education is extremely poor and public day-care almost inexistent; • a high murder rate reflects quotidian violence in the streets; • transportation for children and their parents is slow, violent, and inefficient; • trash and sewage management is deplorable; • and public health care is a constant source of complaint. Over the last three and a half years of work, FavelaNews has developed an important communications and social network to offer young people symbolic alternatives to crime, showing that open-source journalism can give other possible paths to recognition and political change. With Caminhos da Primeira Infância, and in collaboration with the new Ciranda Collective (5 NGOs in Recife working to change public policy for children) we turn this social network to the challenges faced by young children and their families: discovering exactly what difficulties they face, disseminating useful solutions to other families and communities, and creating a network of parents to pressure city hall to implement policies that make Recife a more friendly city for small children.”
Kurt Shaw
Executive Director

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Emily’s Grandma Donates to WISE in Her Honor

Emily’s grandma donated to WISE in her honor.
“WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.
WISE Vision
A world of freedom, justice, equality and dignity where all thrive.”
WISE partners with schools to give students the knowledge, confidence and tools to be safe and to have healthy relationships.”
We love you Grandma! You are the best!

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