Building Brighter Futures with Health, Education and Lunch Programs (HELP)
The library at the Tahuantinsuyo Community Centre has NO STORY BOOKS, just old text books. We plan to change that! Every child, no matter what age, enjoys a good story. We are now doing a BOOK DRIVE for SPANISH BOOKS for children ages 3 to 18. We have drop off locations in Montreal (Pierrefonds), Toronto (Markham), Pasadena, and Calgary/Airdrie. We are looking for gently used Spanish Books that we can bring to Bolivia at the end of February. We are also planning to spend a day shopping as a group in La Paz for new & used books. If you have a book or two at home, or are willing to keep an eye out at your local library (discard cart), or thrift store, we’d love to hear from you! If you would like to kick in a few dollars for book purchases in La Paz, we’d also like to hear from you! There are 7 of us traveling to Bolivia this trip. Help us put a few books in each suitcase! Gracias! email@example.com
Join us on Monday February 17th for our 3rd Airdrie Paint Night Fundraiser. Our event is at Airdrie Toad N Turtle from 6:00 to 9:00. Tickets are $35, and can be purchased by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org Don't delay! Spots are limited and they sell fast. Gracias!
Save the Date for Help Bolivia's 2nd Airdrie Pub Night - Bootleg and Billiards for Bolivia! This 1920s themed event will be a fun night out where you can get your Flapper Style on, all for a good cause. Details to follow!
Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America, with increasing migration of rural population, mostly illiterate and extremely poor, moving to urban centres such as El Alto. These migrant families are often divided as one or both parents are forced to leave their families to seek work elsewhere. The most vulnerable; women, children and adolescents remain. The city of El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz has some of the highest rates of violence against women and children. A large number of these migrant families' children are faced with extreme poverty, poor educational support, malnutrition, insufficient health care and increased risk of sexual abuse and gang violence.
Help Bolivia Foundation is working in the Tahuantinsuyo Community Centre in El Alto on the outskirts of La Paz. The foundation alleviates poverty in Bolivia by providing Health, Education, and Lunch Programs to underprivileged children.
HELP Bolivia Mission Statement:
To relieve poverty in Bolivia by providing programs that deliver education, counselling and nutrition to underprivileged children as well as skills training to underprivileged women and youth.
One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young girl who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one.
Puzzled, the man looked at the girl and asked what she was doing. Without looking up from her task, the girl simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”.
The old man chuckled aloud, “But, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?”
The girl picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water and turning to the man, said, “I made a difference to that one, Sir!”
The old man looked thoughtfully at the small girl. And then he, too, began throwing starfish back into the ocean...
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading your support of our work by word of mouth, thank you! We could not accomplish our goals without supporters like you. Thank you for your HELP to “Build Brighter Futures” for Bolivia’s underprivileged children!
We would love to hear from you!