Hi! We're fundraising in support of Champions in Action COVID-19 relief and mentorship programs. Our goal is $50/kilometer for each individual.
Champions in Action is a 501(c)3 working with at-risk youth in Guatemala's red zones and in Washington, DC.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person programs came to a halt. Champions in Action quickly pivoted to meet the immediate needs of the kids and families in their programs. In Guatemala, the economy and health systems collapsed soon after the first cases. Conservative estimates predict 1.5 million lost jobs. With 70% of the country's economy made up by 'informal' workers, the true extent of job loss may never be known. Since the start of the pandemic, Champions Guatemala has been providing monthly food bags to 205 families. 80% of the families in the program have experienced job loss and 35% rely exclusively on the Champions food bags as their only food source.
Champions in Action continues to be dedicated to their families. The food bag program will continue, at least, until the close of 2020 and the organization will continue to empower mentors to be agents of change and hope within their communities.