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Hi there! I am turning 30 this month, and want to celebrate by giving back over Thanksgiving break. I am raising money for a volunteer project that week in Guatemala, and I NEED YOUR HELP to support my fundraising goal of $1000 ... More ...

Hi there!

I am turning 30 this November, and want to celebrate by giving back over Thanksgiving break. I am raising money for a volunteer project Nov 22-29 in Guatemala, and I NEED YOUR HELP to support my fundraising goal of $1000 to cover costs for tools and building materials. No donation amount is too small :-)

 

***Every dollar raised will be matched by the Salesforce.com Foundation***

I am working with an organization I had previous involvement with back in March 2013 called Surf For Life. I helped to lay foundation for a local high school in rural Nicaragua to provide better opportunities for secondary school kids to break the cycle of poverty. I enjoyed the experience so much I am doing it again. Here’s a video recap of my week in March 2013: http://vimeo.com/65072140.

This project is similar, based in El Paredon, Guatemala, which does not have a secondary school. Students older than the 6th grade conduct their classes in the cramped primary school classrooms once the younger children have gone home, cutting their classroom time by 50%. The Ministry of Education, town mayor, and local community identified the construction of the secondary school as their most pressing need. The construction of three classrooms will be the Phase 1 project focus. The project broke ground this month.

 

Anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated!!

 

More about Surf for Life: http://www.facebook.com/SurfforLifeTeam

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