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Fund Raising for Nicaragua

We're nearly there! Lots of car washes and donations are helping to fund our work in July with the non-profit Seeds of Learning in Nicaragua! Can you donate?

This campaign is raising funds on behalf of Seeds Of Learning, a verified nonprofit. The campaign does not necessarily reflect the views of the nonprofit or have any formal association with it. All contributions are considered unrestricted gifts and can't be specified for any particular purpose.

Jennifer Wolfe and Nicaragua

Jennifer Wolfe is an amazing teacher at Emerson Junior High in Davis, California. She has nurtured and taught hundreds of our children. And she is passionate about furthering the education of Nicaraguan kids, too.  A group of Jennifer’s former students and their parents are raising funds to send Jennifer back to Nicaragua in summer of 2013 to help construct another school -- she will lay bricks, mix cement and build that school!

The funds raised help pay for the school including the rebar, wiring, plumbing, bricks and so on as well as Jennifer’s housing and travel.  Please help by donating $5 or $10 or $500!  Many small donations make the goal light!  If you want to give Jennifer an end of the school year gift, please donate to her dream of helping to build another school.  If you cannot contribute money, that's ok!  We hope to send Jennifer with duffle bags full of new or gently used school backpacks, new pencils, children's Spanish reading books, and gently used laptops.  You can also help at our car washes in Davis on June 1 and June 29 to raise more funds.

What is Seeds of Learning or "SOL"?

Watch the video at http://www.seedsoflearning.org/index.php and you will understand Jennifer’s love of this non-profit. Seeds of Learning or "SOL" is a small but mighty non-profit whose sole mission is to further education in Nicaragua. Since its inception in 1991, SOL has constructed or remodeled 152 classrooms in 55 communities in Nicaragua. After a school is built, SOL matches the school in Nicaragua with a sister school in the United States. Jennifer’s class is the sister school with a very small rural elementary school that Jennifer helped build. You can see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ekbVBx24GM from another Davis work group doing similar work from 2009. Jennifer’s students continue to write to the students in Nicaragua. The strong bonds between our communities will be life long because of Jennifer and others like her.

What We Need!

For Jennifer to go to Nicaragua to help build another school, we want to raise: $2900 for the program and $600 for her plane flight for a total of $3,500. As the writer of this Indiegogo campaign, I am now supposed to tell you about any unique perks I can offer you if you participate. But all I can offer is the wonderful feeling that you are contributing to the education of kids for years to come. You are contributing to sending a teacher to help instruct students and excite them about learning! If you cannot go with Jennifer on this journey, please help fund her passion in your name. SOL is a non-profit so your donation is tax deductible. If we do not raise the full $3,500, all the funds we do raise will go toward sending Jennifer to Nicaragua in 2013. We will supplement those funds with as many car washes and bake sales as necessary until we get her back to SOL!

The Impact

Your contribution can be $5, $25, $100 or $500. Or it can be a gently used child's backpack, some children's reading books in Spanish or a gently used laptop. Whatever your contribution, know you are making a big difference. The kids in Nicaragua often walk hours to get to school and back home each day. They have few opportunities without an education. Through SOL, Jennifer can help children for years to come learn, thrive and be the best they can be. Like the sun or SOL, kids in Nicaragua can shine thanks to your support. Email me at jenny@outdoorkids.com if you want me to pick up your donations or drop them off at Jennifer’s classroom at Emerson.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you cannot contribute with a financial donation, that's ok!

• Can you donate items for Jennifer to take with her? She will take new or gently used backpacks; used laptops; new school supplies especially pencils and notebooks; or children's Spanish reading books.

• Post this notice on your Facebook account or email friends and family members to let them know about SOL and Jennifer’s goal.

• Help at our car washes! The dates are June 1 and 29th

• Wish her luck. Your thoughts and support are priceless!

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