Carol Ruda

Team Captain Team Elmhurst Walk In Her Shoes

Dear Friends,

Our oldest son, Matt, works for CARE, and through him we have learned about CARE's work in transforming the lives of women and children around the world. A few years ago, he visited Rwanda and saw CARE's programs in action including their early childhood education and women's cooperative lending initiatives. CARE's focus on women's empowerment is very compelling. If you're interested, check out this video on CARE's "Keeping Girls at School" program in Rwanda:

I am joining CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes fundraising campaign and taking 10,000 steps each day for one week – from March 8 to 14, 2017 – in solidarity with the journey taken each day by women and girls around the world. 

In the world's poorest communities, women and girls bear the brunt of poverty. Often, they must walk up to four miles (10,000 steps) for basic needs like food, firewood, and clean water for their families. This daily trek can prevent girls from attending school, developing a career, and acquiring financial independence.

Through Walk in Her Shoes, I am raising money to support CARE's community-based efforts to improve education, health and economic opportunity for girls and women which in turn helps their entire families emerge from poverty.

Please join me in supporting CARE's work around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

I have pledged to raise at least $1000, but would love to raise much more. All donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers. And, more than 90% of expenses support poverty-fighting projects around the world. Please contribute whatever you can and share this page with others so they too can have an opportunity to make a difference.




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