Community Service

Mariela grew up serving her community in Mexico through the Rotary International and partook in many projects such as: building homes, building schools, visiting and supporting local organizations (home for the elder, home of the blind, orphanages, homeless housing, mental/health hospitals, taught English to low SES students’, organized food and supply drives. She went to an exchange program to Austria through Rotary International to connect and learn from other cultures and partook in service projects oversees. These experiences taught her the love of serving and giving back to her community. “We all have helping hearts, and we can always make a difference and give back! In giving we receive”. My favorite quote from writer Pedro Salinas is basically my life mission- “Si he podido aliviar la pena de algún corazón, mi vida ha servido para algo.” In English it translates: “If I have been able to heal the wound of a broken heart, my life has been worth living”. So I want to inspire others to give back and help those in need, we can all do something. Working together we can pave the way for a better world.

Help me with your vote! All the money donated will be sent to my favorite Charity “A Safe Haven”  who helps people in need, from single adults to families with children, youth, military veterans, or other backgrounds, is treated with the highest level of respect and dignity. Our collaborative support program provides education and self-improvement opportunities to help each person manage their social or economic challenges in a coordinated, positive way. A Safe Haven is an environment that fosters success. We help thousands of people each year to restore their lives and move into a more practical, secure future. That is our commitment to the people we serve and to society as a whole.

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I also support the American Heart Association through the Kids Heart Challenge and Go Red for Women 2021. This organization is very close to my heart, literally! Since my grandmother suffered from a heart condition all of her life and suffered multiple heart attacks. She had a pacemaker which made her live longer and helped her condition. She is now an angel in heaven looking down on us always. She was always an example of strength and hope! And taught us to open our hearts to others to make a difference.

I will be hosting monthly events at local organizations/charities to help those in need and give back to our community. Please join me in this effort, we can all make a difference, no matter how small!

I will be adding the events on my blog and social media, so please don’t forget to follow me!

Love and light,

Mariela