December, 2018

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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!

Get your guesses in and donate today!

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!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

110% of your donation will benefit JustWorld!

Get your guesses in and donate today!

More Merchandise at Equis Boutique!

Posted on: October 10th, 2018 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

JustWorld International has partnered with Equis LLC to carry JustWorld merchandise in their mobile stores as well as online.

Equis rises above the ordinary tack shop. With superior service and high quality inventory, Equis strives to educate and offer clients an outstanding retail experience. Equis aims to seek and find items that suit clients needs and to be present at the best events, as well as offer an easy-to-use online store, for your convenience.

VISIT THE EQUIS JUSTWORLD STORE

EMPOWER WOMEN. EDUCATE YOUTH. TOTE CHANGE.

Posted on: October 4th, 2018 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

“Tote Change” this school year with a unique, handmade, artisan tote from Guatemala when you sign up for easy monthly giving with JustWorld.

WHAT IT MEANS TO “TOTE CHANGE”

The stunning tote you’ll receive after making your donation not only symbolizes the fact that your donation is providing education to close to 400 school children in Guatemala – you are also empowering local Mayan women who crafted each unique pattern by allowing them to support their families and keep their rich, cultural traditions alive through their craftsmanship.

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THE CHALLENGE WE ARE FACING.

Education lies at the core of JustWorld’s effort to guarantee impactful world change.

In Guatemala,

  • 1.5 million Guatemalan children are consistently out of school.
  • Schools lack proper training for teachers and are poorly funded, with inadequate book supplies, curriculum guides, literacy materials and exam prep guides.
  • Only four out of 10 children graduate from primary school, one of the lowest completion rates in the Western hemisphere.
  • High school graduation rates are less than 20%.

For the past 10 years, JustWorld and its partner Los Patojos have been making a difference in the community of Jocotenango, Guatemala through education. Thanks to donor support, Los Patojos has grown to be a fully-accredited education program; including nutritious meals, a full time doctor, and arts programming, for hundreds of students in Pre-K through 9th Grade.

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Thank you for your support. JustWorld, and these children, rely on donations to sustain and develop these programs. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to ensure the success of our work in Guatemala – and beyond. Please consider donating today!

Ambassador Initiative: Nora Fedoryak

Posted on: September 27th, 2018 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

This October 6th & 7th The Knight Fox Company will once again present The 2018 Quebec Masters Hunter/Jumper Symposium at Ferme Beaulieu near Montreal, Quebec. Eight of Quebec’s top coaches, along with guest Masters Jonathon Millar of Perth, ON, and Angela Covert of Wellington, FL, will give 90-minute mini clinics over a two-day period. This event is a one of a kind, integrative clinic focused on the education of the spectators. The Masters address the audience as they are teaching their riders and questions from the audience are encouraged. Riders must apply to ride and are matched with a Master. It will be an educational event not to be missed! 

Details for The Quebec Masters 2018

Nora A. Fedoryak, owner of The Knight Fox Company, has become a JustWorld International Ambassador! To raise funds for this important cause, she has organized a Cocktail Fundraiser to be held during The Quebec Masters event starting at 4pm on October 6th. The highlight of the evening will be the renowned JustWorld Horseless Horse Show. However, the powers that be at The Quebec Masters have decided to give the event a little twist- the HHS will be combined with dog agility AND will be made into a horseless Nations Cup. Eight teams will represent eight different nations. Each Master will head a team consisting of four spectators and two agility dogs (names will be drawn from a hat for teams). The team with the fastest combined time over the course of mini jumps will win the Nations Cup. It promises to be a fun and entertaining evening and the public will get to really connect with and even compete against some of their mentors and role models.

In addition to the HHS/Dog Agility Nations Cup, there will be a silent auction running over the two-day Masters event with items such as tickets to Cavalia, a Michael Kors suit for men, and artwork from Canadian Equine artist Jessica Potenza up for grabs. All proceeds from the Nations Cup and Silent Auction will benefit JustWorld’s programs to provide education to children around the world.

For more information:

www.theknightfoxcompany.com / theknightfoxco@gmail.com

FB & Instagram “Quebec Masters 2018”

Sign up by Thursday October 4th online!

To purchase tickets, visit www.theknightfoxcompany.com

  • Entry to Symposium 75$/day or 120$ for the weekend
  • Entry to JWI cocktail: 10$
  • Participation in Nations Cup: 30$ (includes entry to cocktail, all ages welcome)

BACK TO SCHOOL: Tote Change

Posted on: September 26th, 2018 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

GIVE TO HELP EDUCATE CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD,

GET A ONE-OF-A KIND, ARTISAN-MADE GUATEMALAN TOTE.

School is starting! Here’s an opportunity for you to have a profound impact in the lives of children around the world by helping fund their education for just $25 a month or a one-time $300 donation.

YOUR GIFT FOR GIVING.

Don’t wait to donate! The first 50 donors will receive a truly unique artisan tote from Guatemala. Handmade by local women, each tote showcases vibrantly colored patterns distinct to the Mayan village of its origin and is a beautiful way for you to “tote change”.

Your donation will not only provide essential education to hundreds of children at Los Patojos, but it will empower local women – allowing them to support their families and keep their rich, cultural traditions alive.

“TOTE CHANGE” TODAY!

Your donation to the Back to School “Tote Change” campaign will support the salaries of qualified and dedicated teachers through Fall at Los Patojos. These teachers are providing students the tools to learn, grow and empower themselves to follow their dreams.
Los Patojos isn’t an ordinary school, but a beacon of hope and positivity for hundreds of students and the community as a whole.

THE CHALLENGE WE ARE FACING.

Education lies at the core of JustWorld’s effort to guarantee impactful world change.

In Guatemala,

  • 1.5 million Guatemalan children are consistently out of school.
  • Schools lack proper training for teachers and are poorly funded, with inadequate book supplies, curriculum guides, literacy materials and exam prep guides.
  • Only four out of 10 children graduate from primary school, one of the lowest completion rates in the Western hemisphere.
  • High school graduation rates are less than 20%.

For the past 10 years, JustWorld and its partner Los Patojos have been making a difference in the community of Jocotenango, Guatemala through education. Thanks to donor support, Los Patojos has grown to be a fully-accredited education program; including nutritious meals, a full time doctor, and arts programming, for hundreds of students in Pre-K through 9th Grade.

Longines Support Continues

Posted on: September 26th, 2018 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

Swiss Watchmaker Longines and JustWorld International Continue Partnership at the Hampton Classic Horse Show

Since the beginning of the partnership between nonprofit organization JustWorld International and Swiss watchmaker Longines six years ago, Longines’ contributions have helped specifically fund JustWorld’s nutrition programs. Their partnership continued at the Hampton Classic Horse Show this year, spreading awareness and providing essential meals to thousands of children.

JustWorld seeks to support effective education, nutrition, health and hygiene, and cultural development programs for children living in impoverished communities around the world. Hungry children cannot learn and proper nutrition is essential for healthy growth, therefore JustWorld supports the school lunch programs provided by its partner schools in Guatemala and Cambodia and snacks for educational programs in Honduras. This year, the organization is reaching nearly 7,000 children, many of whom are from families who cannot provide this basic need essential for their futures.

Photo use generously provided by Shawn McMillen Photography.

Longines takes pride in its long tradition of supporting charitable causes. It was thus natural for Longines to lend support to JustWorld International. Through the “Clear the Jump for JustWorld” initiative, where each time a horse and rider clears the JustWorld jump in the ring with no faults, the Swiss watchmaker provides meals for children in JustWorld’s programs. The “Longines Clear the Jump” has taken place at venues including La Baule and Paris in France, Falsterbo in Sweden, and most recently at St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Longines partnered with JustWorld International at the Hampton Classic Horse Show this year for the first time. On Saturday, September 1, 2018, Longines hosted the “Clear the Jump” initiative for JustWorld during the Longines Cup, donating 5,000 nutritious meals for the children at JustWorld’s programs.

THANK YOU

Thanks to this partnership, Longines has provided more than 245,000 meals for children. It not only demonstrates the importance of Longines’ commitment to providing vital needs to youth, but also how seriously and sincerely it considers its corporate social responsibility as a company. JustWorld and Longines look forward to continuing to work together to give back to children around the world.

JustWorld Europe Gala Raises Nearly $60k

Posted on: September 26th, 2018 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

JustWorld Europe celebrated its 4th Annual Gala on August 16th during the CSI3* Longines Grand Prix at the Longines Deauville Classic in France. Generously hosted in the VIP tent by Grand Prix, more than 270 guests from diverse equestrian communities came together to celebrate and raise funds for JustWorld’s powerful education, nutrition, health & hygiene, and cultural development programs for more than 7,000 children around the world.

Denyse Baillet, President of JustWorld Europe, Juan Carlos Capelli, Longines’ Vice President, and numerous local personalities were in attendance, including Ambassadors Marina Hands, a well-known French actress, Olympic rider Kevin Staut, Olympic team champion Philippe Rozier, and Herve Godignon, who collected an amazing number of championships in his career.

THANK YOU

Thanks to the dedicated volunteers, generous support of sponsors and guests, and successful live and silent auctions, the evening raised nearly $60,000 for the children at JustWorld’s partner projects. The talented auctioneer highlighted the fabulous auction items which included clinics donated by Philippe Rozier and Herve Godignon as well as a luxurious stay at the Selman Marrakech Hotel which sold twice.

What was most remarkable was the culmination of supporters from all disciples coming together to make a difference and celebrate the change they have made together. Mobilizing equestrians from all disciplines and all parts of the world for the greater good is the key to success for the organization. As JustWorld Europe expands under the leadership of President Denyse Baillet to support more children with these life-sustaining programs for longer hours, they continue to call on the support of equestrians all over the world. It is together that JustWorld and its supporters can continue to empower thousands of children and create a more just world.

Thank You Meadowbrook

Posted on: September 26th, 2018 by Caitlin Demaree-Dyer No Comments

Special thank you to Meadowbrook Horse Transportation for generously transporting JustWorld’s equine and Horseless Horse Show jumps, helping to spread awareness of JustWorld’s programs!

ABOUT MEADOWBROOK

Meadowbrook Transport provides year-round shuttle services between the Northeast and Florida, with layovers available. In addition, they provide ground transportation services for some of the largest transport agencies in the world. Their clients are very important to them and they strive for outstanding service. Whether you are on your way to the World Equestrian Games or a local schooling show, their commitment remains the same, the horse’s well-being is their first priority and complete satisfaction is their goal.