This year, we will be going to Guyana to help build a Community Center for the residents of Festival City.

Dear Family and Friends,

I want to let you know about an exciting opportunity for me to make a difference in peoples' lives. This year I joined Builders Beyond Borders (B3), a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to give high school students the opportunity to engage in humanitarian service their horizons, give them the chance to participate in unique and diverse cultures, and make a real difference by participating in beneficial and much needed construction projects to help communities in need throughout the world. We also participate in local community service projects. This year, we will be going to Guyana, which will be my first time traveling outside of the US. I will be going with a smaller group to Festival City, which is located outside of Georgetown. Festival City was the original home to one of the most famous and celebrated festivals in the Caribbean. The city was designed to provide accommodations for visiting guests and artists during the Festival. The current families and community members take a lot of pride in the community and its history. Festival City has many needs – including the need for a place for the community to come together for meetings, clinics, classes, sporting, cultural events, and training. We will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build the Community Center. The reason I am letting you know about this project is because we need to raise our own money to be able to go on this trip to support our travel expenses as well as the funding of the supplies, material and tools we will need to build this center. I would be very thankful if you could help out by supporting my involvement in B3. If you would like to contribute, please send a check (made out to Builders Beyond Borders) to me or click on the link below. Any donation is much appreciated. All donations are tax deductible and will directly contribute to help the trip to Guyana in 2013. If you would like to learn more about B3, please visit their website at www.buildersbeyondborders.org.

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