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You might have already heard that we’re offering Mocha Club Trips to Africa this summer! If you haven’t already told everyone you know, we could really use your help spreading the word! It will only take a few minutes on your part, and it would help greatly – we know there are a ton of people out there who would be interested in going to Africa this summer but just haven’t heard about it yet!

A few important facts:

  • The trips are open to everyone, even if they are not yet a Mocha Club member.
  • Even if you cannot go on a trip yourself, you can still tell others about it.
  • The deadline for people to apply is FEBRUARY 8TH, so please don’t wait to spread the word!

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Email. Let everyone in your address book know about the trip opportunity.
  • MySpace, Virb, personal blog.
    Put the Africa trips banner on your profile (see example on Mocha Club MySpace page) Send a MySpace bulletin to your friends.
  • Word of mouth. Announce the trips at meetings on your campus, in your classes, or at church – anywhere you can!
  • Go on a trip yourself! :)

SUGGESTED EMAIL/BULLETIN TEXT:

“Hey everyone! Have you ever wanted to go to Africa? Well, here’s your chance! An organization that I am partnered with, Mocha Club, is offering trips to Africa this summer 2008! Even if you aren’t a Mocha Club member yet, you can still go on a trip. If you want to go to Africa, they want to help get you there. It’s going to be incredible! The trips will be 10-12 days long and you can choose either South Africa, Ghana, or Ethiopia. I know most of us don’t have a ton of money to pay for a trip like this, but don’t let that stop you – they are used to working with people to help raise support so they can make it to Africa.

Don’t wait! The application deadline is February 1st! For all the info, go to www.mochaclub.org and click the Africa trips banner.”

TO POST THE AFRICA TRIPS BANNER:

Simply copy & paste the entire code below into your MySpace profile, website, blog, email signature, etc! The more places, the better!

Thank you so much for your help. Now, let’s get some people to AFRICA!

Mocha Club Members

Emily
I was familiar with Mocha Club previously and interested in their work, but I became a member with Shannan's Flower Patch Farmgirl blog team when she returned from the #blogABLE trip earlier this year. As a faith blogger, I often encourage my readers to just do the next small thing in obedience and trust. I love that the concept and structure of Mocha Club allows people to do just that with a small monthly gift of $9 that, combined with the small gifts of others, is used to bring real long-term and sustainable change to communities in need.
Emily in North Carolina
Jessica
The part about how Mocha Club's unique style of giving was born out of the feeling young people have about recognizing a great need but feeling as though they can't do anything about it resonated so deeply with me that I couldn't help but feel connected. Mocha Club gives me, and everyone involved, the opportunity to do something to help with the great need in Africa and make it matter. That's why I love Mocha Club, they show me that no matter your financial state or age, you can make a difference and your efforts can matter.
Jessica in Ohio