Tenth Grader Raises Money for Guatemala

Olivia Martin's bracelets personally made

By: Micah Mullen/Staff Artist

Tenth grader Olivia Martin has started a funding to go towards people in Guatemala. She is walking around the school per normal and with her is a bag of bracelets that she has created herself. Martin has already raised about $300 for her cause. Each of her bracelets are $15.00 and made with lava stones. If desired, essential oils can be put onto the lava stones to keep the aroma with you where you go.

Why Guatemala?

  • 47% of Guatemalans don’t have consistent access to drinking water.
  • 2.7 million Guatemalans are affected by food insecurity.
  • 43% of Guatemalan children under age 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition.

“I am doing a project in Art class called “Art for a Purpose”. I created something that is purposeful to something big. I made a unique bracelet that will be used to raise funds for the people struggling in Guatemala. My church, Bridgewater Hallstead, will be taking two trips by the group C2C (Community to Community) in July 2018 to communities in need in Guatemala. They will be going to Cambalam and Xepium. I will be giving the funds I raise to the C2C team, selling the bracelets so that items can be purchased to give out as they visit the children in these communities,” states Martin.

Olivia Martin, 10th grade

Martin thanks everyone who has purchased a bracelet in support of Guatemala.















Micah isn’t your typical Senior you see, she’s different. Describing her would have to be shy yet bold and artistic; especially artistic. She is practicing in the tattoo feild and works hard to get better and better at various techniques. Micah plans to graduate and go far in her life. She sure is adventurous as well, always up to getting out of state.