Wellington, Florida – Horseware Ireland is leading by example when it comes to supporting JustWorld International, pledging its continued support to the not-for-profit humanitarian organization and the work it does helping impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala, and Brazil.
Top horse blanket and equestrian clothing manufacturer Horseware Ireland has been an official JustWorld International sponsor since 2005. Giving in numerous ways over the course of their partnership, Horseware Ireland has recently committed to upgrading an existing school at JustWorld’s project site in Cambodia, just one year after pledging their support for the construction of a third school at the site, which was recently completed thanks to funding by the manufacturer and fellow JustWorld supporter Maria Newman.
“We’re just that kind of company,” said Horseware Ireland founder Tom MacGuinness. “We like to do what we can for others, and to give back to those who are in need. JustWorld International helps us realize those goals, and we are delighted to be counted among its supporters.”
He continued, “They just finished the new school in Cambodia and it’s already packed to the gills, and now the idea now is to knock down one of the older schools and build a new four-storey building in its place. Anyone who knows JustWorld’s founder, Jessica Newman, knows how persuasive she can be. She’s a very dedicated and committed person, which is a very rare thing in this day and age. She asked us to fund the first floor of the building, so we’re taking on the costs as part of the ‘Adopt a Project’ campaign.”
The ‘Adopt a Project’ campaign, JustWorld’s newest initiative, identifies opportunities to support a number of highly successful nutrition, health and hygiene, education, and leadership and cultural development programs and allows donors to choose which of JustWorld’s numerous projects they would like to support.
Horseware Ireland plans to directly donate half of the $40,000 needed to build the first floor of the upgraded facility and host a fundraising event to generate the rest. For the past two years, Horseware Ireland has presented the ‘STRUT! Fashion for a Just World’ Fashion Show in Wellington, FL, which featured riders sauntering down the catwalk in the latest equestrian fashions to help raise funds for JustWorld’s projects. This year, MacGuinness is hoping to host an Irish-themed celebration.
“We’d love to do something for St. Patrick’s Day,” he said. “An Irish company and an Irish saint, it just seems so fitting. We’d have a blow-out party in support of the school in Cambodia and really highlight the project so people know what they’re supporting.”
Founded in 2003 by Jessica Newman, JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization which funds life-changing nutrition, health and hygiene, education, and leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala, and Brazil. There are currently more than 500 Rider and Technical Official Ambassadors representing 40 different countries, whose efforts to support JustWorld’s projects have helped raise more than $5.4 million to date. For more information on JustWorld International, or how to support the ‘Adopt a Project’ campaign, please visit www.justworldinternational.org.