Announcing the 3rd Collective Grant Winner from Greenheart Club International!
By Felipe G, member of Israel Divino & 2014-15 CCI Greenheart High School Exchange Student
Each time the Greenheart Club International community collectively logs 10,000 hours of volunteer service we ask our members to nominate and vote on an organization to receive a one-time donation of $1,000 to celebrate our collective impact. Our volunteer community has been diligently volunteering around the world and we reached our 10,000 hour mark in record time! Moving forward, we will now award a Collective Grant every 20,000 hours to challenge our membership to strive even higher!
For this round, We received many nominations of wonderful organizations from all around the world and our membership turned out to vote! We are excited to award Israel Divino our third Greenheart Club International Collective Grant! Below, Felipe a member of the group, shares more about this wonderful organization and how they will benefit from the Collective Grant.
Israel Divino, a nonprofit organization located at Itu- Sao Paulo – Brazil and Jundiai – Sao Paulo – Brazil is a group that the main goal is to train teenagers to become leaders, to become better people and to spread love and kindness around the world. With weekly meetings at our School, Divino Salvador, our teenagers discuss about themes and we make group dynamics. After every meeting, we look forward to reflect about what we learned in that day and try our best to keep that in our lives.
The way that we spread what we learned in our meetings is making social projects, such as: going to nursing homes, hospitals, care institution for minors, drug rehab clinics and once in a while, our group find homeless kids and we bring them into our school, and we spend time with them, playing games, sports and we provide them food, candy and a lot of love.
We have a huge meeting, held annually, and it allows the members a personal experience to re-educate themselves, express creativity and rethink about life. At the annual meeting, our purpose is the development of personal things such as: leadership, communication, creativity, and others. Through the knowledge of God’s Word, we experience faith in community and with leisure time – through camps, sports and group dynamics with very special friends.
We will use this award to continue all these social projects and we really appreciate for this amazing opportunity! Thank you Greenheart!