Community service project

The IB is supporting the California Association of IB World Schools (CAWS) and Comunidad de Apoyo San Diego (CASD) to help uninsured patients in the San Diego community with critical health needs such as screenings, surgeries, and lab work.

The mission of CASD is to improve healthcare access for uninsured community members in San Diego. CASD provides financial support and accompaniment for patients, as well as education for providers to improve the health of our community.

Uninsured patients are often left without options when it comes to specialist visits or non-emergent medical procedures. CASD has been able to fund surgical procedures for these patients, getting them back on their feet and back to what they love through community organizing and fundraising.

Be part of the Butterfly Effect šŸ¦‹ 

Butterflies signify growth and new beginnings. They are also the symbol of the CASD and represent a new start for the patients they have helped.

Here is how you can give back to the community during the conference.

Help fund a patient

Stop by the CASD booth to create a butterfly with a message and help to fill up our heart! We will collect a small amount of money for each butterfly created. To participate, you can pay in advance and present your donation receipt on your phone.

Your small action can make a world of difference to those in need! Help us reach our donation goal of USD 3,000. All proceeds will be donated directly to CASD and will fund healthcare for uninsured immigrant patients.

To participate, head to the CASD booth at the Indigo Ballroom during these times:

  • Saturday 16 July: 1.00pm–4.00pm
  • Sunday 17 July: 10.30am–5.30pm
  • Monday 18 July: 10.15am–5.30pm

If you would like to make a larger donation, it will benefit specific people’s medical procedure needs. Your contribution will be acknowledged with an enamel monarch butterfly pin and a letter from CASD.

Raise awareness through your networks

Spot the butterfly wing murals created by talented students from our IB World Schools in San Diego. Take a selfie in front of a mural and share your photo on social networks! Remember to tag @comdeapoyosd and use the hashtags #IBGC2022 and #TheButterflyEffect.