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Transforming Lives Together

Posted on: April 29th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

JustWorld provides financial grants and support for local NGO’s that have honest, committed, and innovative leaders.

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JustWorld’s Pillars of Support

JustWorld supports programs with a holistic approach to providing students the best opportunities to succeed. This approach to fighting poverty means we don’t focus on only one area of need.  For sustainable development to be achieved, it is crucial to focus on four core elements: education, nutrition, health & hygiene and cultural development programs. These elements are interconnected and all are crucial for the well-being of children and their communities. JustWorld implements effective education programs with measurable results and nutrition programs because hungry children do not learn. The affiliation with each local partner is maintained through personal relationships with project leaders, frequent project visits, monthly reports and virtual meetings.

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Let’s talk about JustWorld Ambassadors.

Posted on: April 29th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

To be an Ambassador means you wish to represent JustWorld by acting as a spokesperson to raise awareness for JustWorld among your friends, local community, at horse shows, and in the media.

Juniors, Amateurs, Professionals, and Technical Officials.

All disciplines. All levels.

Ambassadors pledge to make an annual donation to JustWorld in addition to awareness raising activities. Ambassadors also volunteer their time during JustWorld events. There is no minimum amount an Ambassador is required to pledge.

JustWorld Ambassadors’ efforts to raise funds and awareness are making a difference.

Hundreds of fundraising initiatives such as t-shirt sales, pizza and bake sales, and JustWorld Horseless Horse shows are put on by Ambassadors throughout the year. These endeavors not only raise awareness for our cause, but the proceeds from Ambassador fundraisers go directly to the JustWorld projects.

I WANT TO BE A JUSTWORLD AMBASSADOR.

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Ambassador Spotlight: Naya Shim

Naya Shim Naya is a current junior in high school and has been affiliated with JustWorld for the past four years. Just recently Naya has taken her involvement to a new level by spending her spring and summer as a JustWorld intern. Since first joining the JustWorld Family, Naya was excited to get started as a change maker! Between riding and school, Naya has taken every opportunity she could to…

Ambassador Spotlight: Kat Southam

Kat Southam Professional Dressage Ambassador Kat Southam from the west coast aims to go above and beyond as a change maker. Being an Ambassador for JustWorld and helping to support 6,000 children in our projects really resonates with Kat as it relates to her personal life experiences prior to choosing to ride for a cause with JustWorld. Independently, Kat has traveled to Cambodia and has seen firsthand just how eager…

Ambassador Spotlight: Alexander Zetterman

Alexander Zetterman A professional show jumper from Sweden, Alex has been an active Ambassador since 2013. From sporting his JustWorld gear and competing in his JustWorld show coat, Alex has always been eager to contribute in any way he can. He joined the most recent trip to visit our project in Guatemala, Los Patojos, which he claims was truly a life changing experience. Alex has also participated in a number…

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Florida International Youth Dressage Championships and JustWorld Partner for Fourth Year

Posted on: March 8th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments
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The 2019 Florida International Youth Dressage Championships (FIYDC), presented by Sarah Davis, Terri Kane, USEF Dressage Owners Task Force, Hampton Green Farm, and Dressage4Kids, has once again selected JustWorld International as their official charity partner. 

The annual event was held during Week 8 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival on February 27-March 3 at Equestrian Village at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. These championships are more than a competition; they offer riders, from ponies and children to juniors, young riders and under-25 divisions, the chance to compete on a larger scale and showcase their talent at one of the best dressage competitions in the world. A total of 28 riders proudly represented their nations, including Canada, Germany, Spain and the United States.

To kick off the competition week, JustWorld’s headquarters organized a “Taco Tuesday Welcome Dinner” hosted by Sarah Davis. This fun-filled evening gathered competitors and their parents together not only to learn more about JustWorld’s mission and the educational and nutritional projects they support, but also how the international equestrian community has supported these powerful programs, changing thousands of lives around the world. Lendon Gray of Dressage4Kids shared that their partnership with JustWorld is a wonderful opportunity for youth riders to learn and grow. 

Sarah Davis added, “While the competition is a major component of the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships, so is the chance for riders from different regions of the country and nations around the world to meet and spend time together. The week of events and riding all play a part in producing well-rounded athletes.”

Upon the close of the final day of competition, the riders’ scores were not the only remarkable outcomes resulting from this exciting week of competition. An amazing group of JustWorld supporters once again this year made a donation on behalf of the top finishers in each division. This generous donation provided the winners with an opportunity to collaborate with one another and determine which programs their division’s portion of the donation would fund at JustWorld’s projects.

U25 Riders Natalie Pai, Camille Carier Bergeron, and Hope Cooper decided to focus their portion of the donation to health check-ups for those who cannot afford to see a doctor. During an interview, they shared how important good health is when getting an education. A hungry child cannot learn, but a sick child cannot go to school so it is essential in supporting each child’s academic career. Additionally, Younger Rider Vanessa Creech-Terauds shared, “In my group, we discussed how we wanted to help as many children as possible. We believe that by focusing on a child’s health, you are also able to help the entire family and community as a whole.” 

JustWorld is grateful for this partnership with the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships and the tremendous opportunity to share their mission with other passionate riders who want to ride for a cause. If you would like to join JustWorld, please visit: www.justworldinternational.org

About JustWorld International

JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organization that transforms the lives of children in impoverished communities around the world by funding education and nutrition programs.

Pizza on Earth!

Posted on: February 8th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

Bring in the flyer below, present it to your server, and California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of your check to JustWorld!

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FEBRUARY 11 – 25

MONDAY – THURSDAY

11 AM – 9 PM

FRIDAY – SATURDAY

11 AM – 10 PM

SUNDAY

11 AM – 8 PM

 

Purchases include dine-in, take-out, catering and all beverages.

Valid at the following location:

California Pizza Kitchen – Wellington Green Mall

10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414   561-793-1601

JustWorld and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Partner to Support Local Youth

Posted on: February 5th, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

WELLINGTON, FLORIDA – Just as JustWorld is committed to making positive changes in the lives of children around the world, the organization also recognizes that change begins with youth here at home. With that in mind, JustWorld is excited to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County for the first time to provide effective development and leadership opportunities to local youth.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s mission aligns with the theory behind JustWorld’s partner projects, which focus on promoting the educational, vocational, health, leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. This year, youth from Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County will participate in JustWorld’s very own Leadership Development Program (LDP), which is designed to educate, empower and engage local youth. 

This winter, starting February 6, 2019, JustWorld will launch its 2019 Leadership Development Program, bringing together young leaders at Belle Herbe Farm in Wellington, Florida, every Wednesday from 5:00-6:30 pm. During the five-week program, students will learn through a hands-on approach, taking ideas and concepts they learned at LDP and facilitating their own, personally-driven campaign. Students will realize their ability to have positive change on the world while learning ways to become the next philanthropic leaders of tomorrow. If you are interested in joining this year’s JustWorld Leadership Development Program, please RSVP to Molly McDougall at mmcdougall@justworldinternational.org.

Furthering their support of local youth, JustWorld is looking forward to the World Championship Equestrian Triathlon taking place on February 10, 2019, at Deeridge Farms. Dressage, show jumping and polo celebrities will come together on one showground, but with a twist – athletes do not participate in their own sport of expertise. This is a family friendly event that delivers thrilling equestrian competition and entertainment, all to the benefit of the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington, where hundreds of kids find a safe place after school and during the summer. If you would like more information about the World Championship Equestrian Triathlon, please contact Christine Martin at cmartin@bgcpbc.org or visit: www.bgcpbc.org/equestriantriathlon2019

About JustWorld International

JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization which funds life-changing education, nutrition, health and hygiene and leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala and the United States.

JustWorld International is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States and a registered Association 1901 in France. Tax-deductible donations are accepted in Switzerland and JustWorld’s supporters may send their donations to Fondation Philanthropia, a Swiss public-benefit umbrella foundation. JustWorld International has no political or religious affiliation.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

Founded in 1971, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health, leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. Thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve nearly 8,600 children ages 6 – 18. In addition to a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone, the Clubs offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287. 

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Sarah Davis

Posted on: June 7th, 2016 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

Sarah Davis graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in International Relations.  During her business career, Sarah has been involved in several ventures, including organizing Art Galleries, serving as an agent for Cavalleria Toscana and co-founding Panapesca USA, a leading seafood manufacturer and distributor.  She became involved in JustWorld International in 2010 when her daughter, Bebe, became one of the first JustWorld Ambassadors in the sport of dressage.  As a co-sponsor of the International Florida Youth Dressage Championship, she introduced philanthropy and leadership into the show with JustWorld serving as the Charity Partner.  Sarah is passionate about giving, introducing philanthropy to youth, and furthering JustWorld’s concept of kids helping kids. Sarah and Bebe both ride dressage and are active in the discipline. Sarah joined the JustWorld Board of Directors in 2019. 

JustWorld Partner Voltaire Unveils Revolutionary, New “Blue Infinite” Saddle

Posted on: January 23rd, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

WELLINGTON, FLORIDA – Voltaire Design has experienced unmatched growth in the equestrian industry. In only nine years, the company has transformed from a workshop in a garage in the south of France to a world-wide distributor of superior products for top equestrian athletes.

Recently, Voltaire Design unveiled the revolutionary “Blue Infinite” saddle, an overhaul of Voltaire’s current saddle offerings. Surrounded by equestrian VIPs and Voltaire partners who gathered at the Lake Pavilion in West Palm Beach, Florida, for an unveiling that was years in the making, President and Founder of Voltaire Design, Brice Goguet, revealed the surprise for which the crowd had been anxiously awaiting. 

As the Blue Infinite Saddle lifted from the stage, Goguet stated, “Today I am proud to announce the saddle that will set the path of technology for the next decade. I am talking about the Blue Infinite. The Blue Infinite is a saddle like no other. It includes materials usually reserved for the most advanced aircraft in the world.”

Goguet went on to explain the forward-thinking design of the Blue Infinite which boasts an impressive series of engineering feats including its adaptable tree, 30 percent lighter weight and data collection, not to mention the sleek look and personalized QR code that allows owners to track saddles across their lifetimes and prevent theft. Furthermore, Voltaire Design believes so strongly in the durability of the saddle’s tree that they are offering a lifelong warranty on the saddle.

Outside of product development, Voltaire Design is also a frontrunner with regards to company culture and corporate social responsibility. During the evening, Goguet shared the company’s dedication to JustWorld International, a nonprofit humanitarian organization which funds life-changing education, nutrition, health and hygiene, and leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children around the world

Voltaire Design has been a long-time supporter of the nonprofit organization. In 2011, the company started a special initiative – nineteen limited edition saddles to benefit JustWorld International. Each saddle was numbered and recorded on the billet protector, which was designed in the JustWorld signature purple and featured the wording ‘Jump for a JustWorld’. For each saddle sold, Voltaire pledged to donate $1,000 to the organization. Voltaire Design has also sponsored the JustWorld Horseless Horse Show at the American Gold Cup Horse Show. The Horseless Horse Show is one of the organization’s signature fundraisers aimed at getting children involved in a ‘kids helping kids’ initiative. 

Voltaire Design will also be a sponsor for the charity’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Sixteenth Annual JustWorld Gala in Wellington, Florida. Through their sponsorship, they will be making a donation to support the life-sustaining programs JustWorld supports, giving thousands of children a leg up to a brighter future. 

Voltaire Design serves as a tremendous example of a company taking corporate social responsibility seriously. Voltaire Design and JustWorld International are looking forward to continuing their partnership for the long-term and making a real impact on children’s lives around the world.

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JustWorld Gala Sponsor: Trophy Room

Posted on: January 21st, 2019 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

 

JustWorld Welcomes Trophy Room as Official Hospitality Sponsor of the Sixteenth Annual JustWorld Gala

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WELLINGTON, FLORIDA – Nonprofit JustWorld International is pleased to announce Trophy Room as the Official Hospitality Sponsor of its “Sweet Sixteen” birthday at the Annual JustWorld Gala, presented by Caryl Philips & Frank Zeiss and the Palm Beach Masters Series, on Friday, January 25, 2019.

Each year, JustWorld International hosts the Annual JustWorld Gala to celebrate and applaud the positive change its supporters are making in the lives of thousands of children who need it most. The JustWorld Gala attracts some of the international equestrian industry’s top riders, trainers, and owners, as well as important members of the community to continue supporting the mission of JustWorld. The evening will host a series of fundraising events that will directly benefit JustWorld partner projects, including a silent auction and live auction.

The organization is delighted to announce their exciting new partnership this year with Trophy Room. The highly anticipated restaurant and lounge, located in Wellington, Florida, features elevated New American dining and is the area’s hottest new hangout for equestrians, foodies and socialites alike. The eatery is owned and operated by the T&R Restaurant Group, the new hospitality division of T&R Development led by Rob Gray and business partner Teddy Vlock, both longtime supporters of JustWorld. Located in the space formerly occupied by neighborhood favorite The Grille Fashion Cuisine, the restaurant features four main spaces including a 175-seat dining room, 15-seat bar, 35-seat private dining room and lounge. 

Trophy Room’s contemporary design reflects a modern Palm Beach style. Upon arrival, guests enter into the main dining room and take notice of navy, gold and white hues. Past the dining room, the expansive bar features black and white Carrara marble counters, white subway tile backsplashes and geometric tile bar front. Near the kitchen entrance is a white brick pizza oven which sets an inviting tone. The dramatic lounge features dark blue plush banquettes and a neon sign reading ‘everyone is someone’s trophy’, a nod to the equine community, and a colorful gallery wall lined with equestrian and surf-inspired art by award-winning photographer and director Juan LaMarca. Trophy Room is open daily for lunch at 11:00 a.m., dinner at 5:00 p.m. and brunch served Saturday through Monday at 11:00 a.m.

JustWorld Executive Director Mei Mei Newsome shared, “We are extremely pleased and excited to welcome Trophy Room. We can’t thank Rob Gray and the entire Trophy Room staff for their belief in JustWorld’s mission and dedication to corporate social responsibility.”

As Official Hospitality Sponsor, Trophy Room will welcome guests with a signature welcome cocktail upon arrival and provide an open bar during the evening. Guests will also be able to enjoy an after-party at Trophy Room following the Gala. Thanks to Mark Edward Partners, Gala guests will receive a code for two UBER rides. 

Join JustWorld’s “Sweet Sixteen” to tip your hat and continue to support children in need around the world. For more information regarding the 16th Annual JustWorld Gala, corporate sponsorship opportunities or auction donations, please visit: gala.justworldinternational.org

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Wear Your Best Party Hat and Celebrate JustWorld’s “Sweet 16” Birthday Celebration

Posted on: December 20th, 2018 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

Nonprofit JustWorld International has a sweet reason to celebrate this year; they will be commemorating sixteen years of uniting the equestrian community to support and empower thousands of children around the world. JustWorld invites guests to celebrate this collective change at its “Sweet Sixteen” birthday at the Annual JustWorld Gala, presented by Caryl Philips & Frank Zeiss and the Palm Beach Masters Series, on Friday, January 25, 2019.

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Each year, JustWorld International hosts the Annual JustWorld Gala to celebrate and applaud the positive change that the organization and its supporters are making in the lives of  thousands of children who need it most. The JustWorld Gala attracts some of the international equestrian industry’s top riders, trainers, owners and supporters, as well as important members of the community to continue supporting the mission of JustWorld. The evening will host a series of fundraising events that will directly benefit JustWorld partner projects, including a silent auction and live auction.

JustWorld promises to bring spectacular entertainment to the event. Guests are encouraged to bring their best party hat to join in on the birthday celebration. Hosted by Belle Herbe Farm, located at 3206 Old Hampton Drive in Wellington, the lively atmosphere will be brought to life through food, drinks and specialty entertainment created for the evening. JustWorld is thankful that Bolay will be returning as the Official Catering Sponsor of the evening, preparing all of the delicious food for the passed hors d’oeuvres, delectable tasting stations and desserts.

JustWorld thanks Caryl Philips & Frank Zeiss and the Palm Beach Masters Series, who are returning as the Presenting Sponsors. The organization is delighted to announce exciting new partnerships this year as well, including the highly anticipated restaurant and lounge Trophy Room, as Bar Sponsor, and Noëlle Floyd as Official Media Sponsor. Located in Wellington, Florida, Trophy Room features elevated New American dining by Chef Joseph Bonavita, Jr. and is slated to be the area’s hottest new hang out for equestrians, foodies and socialites alike. Guests will be presented with a signature welcome cocktail upon arrival and will enjoy an open bar presented by Trophy Room. Guests will also be able to enjoy an after-party at Trophy Room following the Gala.

JustWorld and will also be launching their partnership at the Gala, which will highlight their shared goal of bringing together equestrians from all backgrounds to give back. At the Gala, guests will be able to to bid on an amazing Noëlle Floyd Insider membership package.

Longtime supporter Voltaire Design is returning for the second year as Gala Sponsor. Also continuing their ongoing support, Horseware Ireland will be coming back as sponsor of the fun photo booth, allowing guests to capture a night to be remembered. Lastly, Tito’s Vodka will once again be generously donating to the Gala.

Join JustWorld’s “Sweet Sixteen” to tip your hat and continue to support children in need around the world.

The Honda Classic “Birdies for Children” Benefit

Posted on: October 24th, 2018 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

JustWorld International is taking part in the Birdies for Children program through The Honda Classic! You have the opportunity to donate $20 or more and make guess(es) on the number of birdies that will be made at the 2019 Honda Classic. The person that comes closest to the actual number of birdies made in the tournament will receive a BRAND NEW 2019 HONDA!

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110% of your donation will benefit JustWorld!

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