Monday, February 28, 2011

Project Nicaragua Seeking Funding/Equipment

Project Nicaragua needs your help.

As this semester’s group of students prepare to go to Nicaragua over Spring Break, we will be collecting donations on behalf of the Wake community to take to Nica Hope, the local nonprofit organization providing job training and education to children and teenagers living in the trash dump community of La Chureca in Managua.

Nica Hope provides these youth who would otherwise barely earn $2 a day collecting trash and recyclables in the dump, with the opportunity to learn trade and computer skills in order to open doors to a brighter future and provide an outlet from their current living situations.  We have developed a deep relationship with Nica Hope, providing consulting services and visiting the organization on each trip. 

This year, Nica Hope is in need of various items including new and used sports equipment, school supplies, musical instruments, and arts and crafts. The full wish list is attached. We will be collecting donations in theWorrell student lounge through Friday, March 4.  Thank you in advance for any contributions you can make to help these youth in need. If you wish to make a cash donation, you can do so at

For more information on Nica Hope:

For more information on Fabretto Children’s Foundation, Nica Hope’s parent organization:

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