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A note from Amelia:


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¡Hola!

I’m Amelia Henry, Floyd’s daughter, and a student at Piedmont High School.  I recently joined the East Bay chapter of Amigos de las Américas. AMIGOS is a non-profit that focuses on youth leadership through service programs in Latin America. It has been building youth leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences since 1965. If you want to learn more, please go to www.amigoslink.org.

Although I won’t find out where I’m going until late February, I am hoping to go to Panama, Ecuador, or Nicaragua. I will live with a host family for six to eight weeks. While in country, I will be immersing myself in the community, doing afterschool camps for kids and young adults, and hopefully facilitating a collaborative, community led project. I will be speaking Spanish every day and I hope to get better at the language as well as develop my leadership and collaborative skills.

I would really appreciate it if you would consider a contribution of any amount to AMIGOS. My family has paid fees that cover my training and travel expenses. Your contribution helps pay for the projects and materials that benefit the many communities collaborating with AMIGOS in Latin America. For example, $10 pays for toothbrushes for 30 people, $45 pays for a water storage tank to provide safe drinking water, and $250 pays for enough seeds to plant gardens in more than 20 communities. Your contribution may also help provide financial assistance to AMIGOS participants that can’t pay the full family fee.

If you would like to donate to AMIGOS, please click on the “Donate Now” button below or on our homepage (www.eastbayamigos.org) to access the online donation process. AMIGOS de las Americas is exempt from federal income tax as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions made by donors are tax-deductible. 

Thank you so much for considering my request; your time and donation of any amount is greatly appreciated.

 


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