18-year-old philanthropist raises $21,223 for Guatemalan orphanage



    NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, April 5 /CNW/ - Kaya Miernik, although barely an
adult herself, has already improved the lives of hundreds of children in
Central America. A student at Capilano College, Miernik and five of her
classmates are raising money for the Casa Guatemala home for orphaned,
abandoned, or abused children in the Republic of Guatemala. Seeking corporate
sponsorship, and with the help of her parents, Miernik contacted T. Harv Eker,
president and CEO of Peak Potentials Training for assistance.
    Five years earlier, Miernik had attended Peak Potentials' Enlightened
Warrior Training Camp, which was a life altering experience for her. "Warrior
camp showed me how much I am capable of. It helped me discover my passion and
made me a stronger person with a clear vision," says Miernik.
    After attending the camp, Miernik decided that her life's work was to
help impoverished children in developing countries. She traveled to Central
America and visited several orphanages. Upon her return, she registered for
the Global Stewardship program at Capilano College, which specializes in
training students to work in the not-for-profit sector.
    In February 2007, Miernik's parents Kris and Kasia attended Peak
Potentials' Extreme Health seminar. They approached Eker, who was speaking at
the event, and gave him a letter from Kaya asking him to help her raise
$15,000 towards a health center for the Guatemalan orphans.
    Says Eker, "An important part of the financial management system I teach
is setting aside money to give to worthy causes. I was touched by Kaya's
letter, her story of how Warrior Camp changed her life and her dedication to
helping where it is needed most." On the final day of Extreme Health, Eker
read Kaya's letter from the stage to over a thousand attendees. To raise
funds, he auctioned a "Titanium Quantum Leap" program, a bundled course
package comprising almost every camp and seminar he teaches, valued at
$30,000 USD.
    Eker started the bidding at $5,000, climbing in increments of $1,000 per
bid and eventually reaching $21,000. With funds that were gathered by passing
a basket, the grand total came to $21,223. Miernik was overwhelmed; "This
experience made me realize how one idea can go further than you ever thought.
We set out to help establish a health center; now not only can we build the
center, we can open it fully supplied."
    Miernik and her fellow students leave for Casa Guatemala on May 7, 2007
to begin building the health center. Donations to "The Casa Fund" can be made
at http://www.casa-guatemala.org.

    Background

    Since 1988, Peak Potentials Training has been providing motivational
camps, courses and seminars throughout North America. The company is
headquartered in North Vancouver, British Columbia, employs over 160 people,
and offers 17 different courses - with new courses being developed every year.
    Founder and president, T. Harv Eker, is also the author of the NY Times
bestseller Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, which has been translated into 26
languages and is quickly becoming an International bestseller.
    Based on his ground-breaking book, Eker created The Millionaire Mind
Intensive seminars to teach the money management system, and what he calls the
"secret psychology of wealth," to people all over North America. The
Millionaire Mind Intensive comes once again to Vancouver on April 13-15, 2007,
at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre.
    For more information on the Millionaire Mind Intensive please visit
http://www.millionairemind.com.

    Contact

    To learn more about T. Harv Eker, Peak Potentials Training and its
programs go to www.peakpotentials.com or call 604-983-3344 extension 2.

    Marketing & Communications, Peak Potentials Training Suite 130, 2155
Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 3B2, CANADA. 1-888-868-8883

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