– International Relief Teams (IRT) is
participating for the second year in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving
that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and
organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
This #GivingTuesday, IRT is asking our supporters to help us support the
neglected, abandoned, and abused children who live at the Kids Kingdom
orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico. Plus, every gift will be matched,
dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000!
Occurring this year on
November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving
and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to
kick-off the holiday giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to
collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful
ways to the charities and causes they support.
“We are thrilled to
participate again in #GivingTuesday by shining a light on the orphanage we
support in Mexico,” said Barry La Forgia, IRT’s Executive Director. “This is a
wonderful opportunity to reach out to our local and global community at the
beginning of the holiday season and share stories with them of the children at
Kids Kingdom that need their support.”
Teams has been supporting all the children’s education and nutritional needs at
the orphanage since 2011. Many of these children arrive at Kids Kingdom after
living on the streets and without any previous schooling. The orphanage
provides a warm, loving home for these kids who have never known emotional comfort
and support. IRT and Kids Kingdom are dedicated to providing a safe environment
where children can grow, thrive and become productive, flourishing adults.
San Diego-based International Relief Teams alleviates
the suffering caused by poverty and disaster around the globe, from the
forgotten corners of the world to right here at home, by sending volunteer
teams and medical supplies to make immediate change for the world’s most
vulnerable people. Find us on