Seattle Amigos 2011/2012
A team for AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS
Seattle Amigos 2011/2012 is raising funds for AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS. Youth Leadership and Community Service here and abroad.
Amigos de las Américas is a fantastic non-governmental, non-religious organization founded in 1965. Our mission to empower young leaders, advance community development, and strengthen multicultural understanding in the Americas. Every year AMIGOS sends approx. 750 youth volunteers to areas like the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Peru for six to eight weeks to experience cultural immersion and to lead a community in an improvement project.
Volunteers in our programs pay a fee to cover travel expenses such as airfare and training costs, but are asked to fundraise for the organization to pay for the cost of their projects this summer and for the program costs associated with the work we do aboard. Please support the AMIGO you know by making a donation today.
Examples of project costs:
$25 Provides materials for childrens classes on health topics such as brushing your teeth, washing your hands, and learning what water is for drinking.
$50 Improves family nutrition and community reforestation with fruit trees
$100 Constructs three latrines to improve community health and sanitation
$250 Provides seeds for family gardens in 20+ communities
$350 Funds a youth leadership workshop for U.S. and Latin American youth
$500 Builds a playground for one community
This is my 4th year Volunteering as Fundraising Coordinator for the Seattle Chapter