Dear Friends of Project Chacocente:
Thank you so much for your continuing support of Project Chacocente! Your sponsorship is truly making a difference in the WHOLE life of your child, the families of Project Chacocente, and the families in the surrounding communities.
We are very excited to share the good work being done at Chacocente Christian School thanks to your sponsorships. We are also very excited to share with you news of the generosity of one of our donors. We have been blessed with a $25,000 matching gift! Our goal is to match it completely and we hope you will help! Pray for success! Spread the word! Hold a fundraiser! Introduce a friend to the joy of giving!
All donations made now will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000!!
Hurry as this offer ends in August!
MEET LUIS: In addition to teaching the third grade class at Chacocente Christian School, Luis Alberto Gutiérrez Martínez teaches music classes. A talented guitar player, he teaches the children native folk songs, hymns, and songs in English. Practice can be in a classroom but is most often, weather permitting, outside under the trees. Sometimes he and José Luis, the computer teacher, collaborate using computer programs to teach the children about instruments and sounds. Luis has been with the school for five years and can attest to the improvement in the quality of life for the people of the project and the outlying areas. He says this has motivated him to keep improving himself and to keep studying to better himself professionally. He’s also married to the first grade teacher, Marbell, and has a one-and-a-half-year-old son.
Sponsor a Teacher
We are very proud of the devotion and expertise of all of our teachers. Aiming to provide academic opportunities far above those available at state-run schools, we hire only qualified, capable Christian teachers. We recognize that most teachers in Nicaragua are grossly underpaid (often earning less than sweat shop workers) and we are committed to fairly compensating our employees.
We’re hoping you will help us! Please consider sponsoring a teacher! Your $500 monthly sponsorship will better the lives of not only the teacher but also the lives of his or her students. Join together with friends and churches to truly make a lasting effect.
Continuing Education Scholarships
Several young people at Project Chacocente are also interested in expanding their education, especially in studying English, and we want to help them! Education will increase their self-esteem and job marketability. Can you help?
Partial scholarships, as well as full scholarships, are greatly appreciated. If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Robyn at 585-752-9070.
Sponsor a child at the Chacocente Christian School
Urgent! Additional sponsors are still needed to provide the necessary funds to run the school for the 2014 school year. If you know someone who might be interested in sponsoring a child for $360 a year, have him or her contact us at email@example.com.
For more information and further updates, visit the Project Chacocente website, www.outofthedump.org or friend us on Facebook at Friends of Project Chacocente.
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Project Chacocente. Remember to always label any donations, including sponsorship payments, with the child’s name and payment period on the memo line or what the donation is to be used for, for example, the general budget or teacher salaries. Or you may wish to include a note explaining your donation.
If you are using your donation as a tax deduction, please donate through your church (send to the Massachusetts address) or “Valencia UMC” with “Project Chacocente” in the memo line and mail to Valencia UMC, Attention Project Chacocente Coordinator, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA, 91355. Otherwise donations may be sent to Project Chacocente, USA, P.O. Box 128, Lexington, Massachusetts, 02420. If you are making payments through PayPal, be sure to add the child’s name in the “special instructions for the recipient” box. Please note that PayPal charges a fee for using their service. If you are able, please add 2½% to your donation to cover this fee.
May God bless you!