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. 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.
I have been invited and nominated to compete in the 2021 Illinois International Pageants @ilintlpageants, a platform based pageant, in honor to help all those in need. I never in my wildest dreams ever thought of entering a pageant, but when I was invited I realized the potential to make a difference and help people at a larger scale on social issues that are very close to my heart! ♥️ https://www.pageantplanet.com/directory/pageant/illinois-international-pageants-2021#predictCompetitor (MS. Category)
Help me help these people struggling who are currently dealing with poverty, homelessness, mental health issues, drug addiction, victims of sexual violence here in Illinois with your vote. These beautiful people from all walks of life, gender, race, both young and old need an angel to make a difference in their lives!
If I win, a donation will be made to “Safe Haven” charity in Chicago, Illinois @a_safe_haven_foundation
You can vote every day here: https://bit.ly/2XFBQ1T ♥️ (I am in the MS. Category!)
There will be giving this award for every division and each winner will get the money raised sent to the charity of our choice.
“A Safe Haven” from which to begin their journey back to health and independence.
Our award-winning model of care identifies each resident’s respective physical, mental, social, or economic needs, then develops a service plan according to their specific needs. Everyone who comes to A Safe Haven, 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.
Please help me become the light, and the force of change to try to make a positive and significant impact and difference in their lives! ♥️ THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!