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A note from Depriece:


February 2016

My name is Depriece Bradford. I am a junior at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, CA and this summer I will be a participant with Amigos de las Americas, a nonprofit organization,that sends youth to a country in Latin America to collaborate with and lead, members of a community to create a project that benefits the entire community. Amigos de las Américas inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences. You can learn more about the organization by looking it up at www.amigosinternational.org and/or http://www.eastbayamigos.org.

As an AMIGOS volunteer, I will live a host family in a small to large community, facilitate activities that engage children in my community, entirely in Spanish. Also, I will be working with US and Latin American peers to create and lead community projects related to areas such as public health, youth engagement, and environmental sustainability. Although, I won't find out where I'm going until the end of February, I'm hoping I'll get to go to either Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, or Panama.

Any donation towards AMIGOS would be very much appreciated. Your contributions will help pay for paint, cement, seeds, workshops, and training materials. Any amount is welcomed, but to give you some idea of how it would be used, here are some examples: $10 pays for paint for a mural or supplies toothbrushes for 30 people, $25 provides materials to teach a classroom of children about hygiene and good nutrition, and $250 provides seeds for family gardens in 20+ communities. For every AMIGOS participant, there is a family fee that each family is responsible for, and in addition, contributions may also enable AMIGOS to offer generous financial assistance to families requiring it. This makes it possible for a broad range of youth to participate in the program. 

I am writing to request that you consider a donation to AMIGOS. If you would like to donate to AMIGOS, you can do so here. Please click on the “Donate Now” button below or on our home page, http://www.eastbayamigos.org. Contributions made by donors are tax-deductible. Amigos de las Américas is exempt from Federal income tax as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Thank you for considering my request, and I promise to share my experience after returning.

Depriece

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