by Becky Mendoza March 15, 2017

Changing Tides Foundation

WOMP Fundraiser Event

 On Thursday, March 23rd 2017 from 6pm to 9pm PST, Changing Tides Foundation, Give and Surf and Beyond the Surface International will collaborate for a special fundraising event to benefit the Women’s Outreach Mentorship Program in Bocas Del Toro, Panama. The event will be hosted at the new Union Cowork space in at 111 C Street in Encinitas, CA.

A $20 cash donation at the door includes food from Fish 101 Restaurant, drinks, music and one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase for $5 each or 5 for $20, so extra cash is advised. We will also have some items up for a live auction at the event, including a beautiful Becker Surfboard and more.

The WOMP program will provide the underprivileged teenage girls in the community of Bocas del Toro the opportunity to improve their swimming skills, learn how to SUP and eventually surf, encourage them to grow personally and help them build strong relationships with their peers. The program will meet two times a week throughout the spring and summer. In addition, this June, the CTF team along with Emi Koch from Beyond the Surface International, will be visiting Give and Surf, which is a local organization based in Bocas and will be responsible for running the program, to host a women’s empowerment clinic to address gender inequality issues, to distribute clean water filtration systems, environmental education through art, and to document the WOMP program’s progress.

Becky Mendoza, executive director of the Changing Tides Foundation says, “We are so excited to create this Women’s Outreach Mentorship Program because we believe in the power of sisterhood and the power to effect change through environmental education. Bocas del Toro has been on our list since we first came up with the concept of the Changing Tides Foundation, and we can’t wait to partner with Give and Surf and Beyond the Surface for an empowerment, clean water and environmental education week in Panama in June!”

We would like to give a huge thanks to all of our sponsors and event partners including Duckfoot Brewing Co., Ziobaffa Wines, GoPro, Becker Surfboards, Stance Socks, Mizu, Clif Bar, Lifeproof, Odina Surf, Aloha Collection, FCS, Superbrand, Leus, Nakoa Performance, Nomadix, The Seea, Adelio Wetsuits, UNIV, Todd Glaser, Skye Walker, Sea + Wander, Guayaki, Amy & Brian Coconut Water, John O'Callaghan, Julian Martin, Dominique Labreque Photography, Dirty Dogs, Julie Designs, Chomp-a-Chump, Prana, Sunset Skateboards, Shaper Studios, Evolution, Happy Pantry, Clayer Skincare, Birdrock Coffee, Integration for Life and so many more.

Becky Mendoza
Becky Mendoza