Support MAVIN Foundation's Summer Challenge
MAVIN Foundation's Summer Challenge will come to a close on September 26th with a screening of Chasing Daybreak!
Since 2000 MAVIN Foundation has been the nation's leading nonprofit
organization building healty communities that celebrate and empower
mixed heritage people and families. Because of your support MAVIN's
innovative and award winning projects have had a positive immpact in
the lives of thousands.
Today we are challenging ourselves and our supporters to create a better
world for multiracial and transracially adopted people and families.
We invite you to be a part of MAVIN Foundation's Summer Challenge and
ensure we continue our important
work. Some recent accomplishments include:
Hosted the 3rd Annual National
Mixed Heritage Student Leadership Retreat and trained
mixed race and transracially adopted students from across the country
to become our community ’s next generation of leaders.
Recruited over 1,000 new bone
marrow donors to the National Marrow Donor Program Registry,
bringing the MatchMaker Bone Marrow Donor Project’s total to over 11,000
new donors since 2001.
Launched the Mixed Heritage Center
(MHC), a national clearinghouse of information related to mixed
heritage issues, in partnership with the Association of MultiEthnic Americans
(AMEA). (Look for the new website this month.)
and support services to MatchMaker’s clients and healthcare
providers through our new Multiethnic Health
Access through Education Initiative.
Generated unprecedented visibility
for our community through our groundbreaking documentary film, “Chasing
Daybreak,” which chronicles the Generation MIX National
Awareness Tour. “Chasing Daybreak” has been screened around the country.
To face the challenges of the
future we need your support. Consider that today, 1
out of every 6 babies born is of mixed race in cities
like Seattle, Phoenix and Sacramento. At the same time school
systems force most multiracial and transracially adopted
students to deny part of their heritage, and healthcare systems
have structural barriers that limit equal access to quality
care for mixed heritage patients and their families.
Please help us meet these challenges now. We are proud that 100% of our
staff and board have already made a personal pledge to MAVIN’s Summer Challenge. Whether
you contribute $25 or $5,000, we hope you join us and make an investment in our
shared vision of healthy communities that celebrate and empower mixed heritage
people and families.
Education Project Manager
Mixed Heritage Center Coordinator
Joana Ramos, MSW
Health Access Project Manager
you to everyone who has contributed so far.
Track our progress below:
To make a contribution by mail send
a check to:
Attn: MAVIN Summer Challenge
600 First Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98118
To make a contribution by phone with Visa or MC call
Amanda Erekson at (206) 622-7101 or 1-888-776-2846