It’s that time of year again. We’re ringing the bell on the holidays early this year to provide much needed financial support to NGO’s actively working to empower the lives of locals in San Juan del Sur. These NGO’s work tirelessly to improve the wellbeing and contribute to the development of the local community. You’ll find a program with a heart for just about every need here.
At San Juan Live we believe in helping our neighbors, which is why this holiday season we’re hosting another “Flash Mob” of festive funding and everyone is invited to join!
Here’s how it works:
Festive Funding Flash Mob Rules:
1. Nobody is allowed to donate more than $25. It sounds crazy, we know, but we believe we can make a big impact with small donations wrapped in a lot of love. The total cost of our holiday wish list is $1,000. All we need is 40 people to donate $25 each! It’s that simple. But here’s the best part, if we reach our goal then San Juan Live will make a $1,000 matching donation! We’re coming along side each of these wonderful organizations to give back to the community that we love so much.
2. I know what you’re going to ask… is my donation tax deductible? The answer is that some of the organizations are certified 501(c)3’s in the US, and others are not. Therefore it depends on which organization that you donate to. On the wish list below, we’ve specified which organizations are able to provide you with certified tax deductions.
3. Any money that we collect above and beyond the specified goals of the wish list will go directly to that organization to use at their discretion for their program’s additional needs.
4. At San Juan Live, we’re working for free on this fundraising campaign, so we have no overhead. We promise to ensure that 100% of the money raised through this campaign goes directly to the organization specified on the wish list.
5. This is the most important one. When you make your donation, be sure to indicate “FLASH MOB” on your donation and send us an email saying you’ve joined our Festive Funding Flash Mob so that we can track and match the donations ensuring the money is directed to the right place. In order for us to match your donation, you need to let us know you made it.
Together we can make it happen!
Here’s our Festive Funding Wish List:
1. Rancho Chilamate Christmas Bucket Drive – $250
Each December, Rancho Chilamate delivers Christmas buckets filled with food and household essentials to rural communities south of San Juan del Sur. This year we’re buying blankets, towels, cooking oil, sugar, flour, salt, toothpaste, detergent, soap, candles, matches, soup mixes, baby formula and kitchenware to buckets for these families in need. You can buy a family a bucket for $25. We’re looking for cowboys to step up and buy a bucket. You can donate directly to Rancho Chilamate here.
2. Books for Escuela Adelante – $250
Escuela Adelante provides high quality, alternative education in Spanish and English to students in San Juan del Sur. With over 110+ local Nicaraguan students attending the supplemental education program, they need additional funding for school books. Supplying books for the students in this program is critical to the success of the students. Help us buy books! You can donate directly to Escuela Adelante here.*501(c)3 certified donation.
3. Manos Unidas co-op for People with Disabilities – $250
Manos Unidas is a cooperative for adults with disabilities in San Juan del Sur. The program empowers people with disabilities through a cooperative where students learn how to craft stylish tote bags out of repurposed rice bags which are sold to support their families. This program holds a special place in our hearts since Brooke is the co-founder. You can contribute to ongoing needs of this program by making a donation via San Juan Live’s Festive Funding page here.
4. Scholarships for Students through Comunidad Connect – $250
The Casa Llanta Fund has partnered with Comunidad Connect to offer scholarships to students in the rural community of El Carizal. We are currently raising money to give 7 students the opportunity to go to a university or trade school in 2017. Please help us send these kids to college. You can donate directly to Comunidad Connect here.*501(c)3 certified donation.
We believe that together we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors and lift up our community. If everyone just gives $25 each, we can make a HUGE impact! This holiday season, please consider supporting one of these causes.