2020 has been a terrible year around the world. In Canada we have experienced lockdowns, illness and sadly, death. Unfortunately, in La Unión Coatepeque the situation is dire: starvation, death, fear and no real access to medical care are the reality every day.
Remarkably, the young people are carrying on with school. Their work is delivered to them on paper by teachers. Teachers are our HEROES there - they are truly front line workers! And despite the fact that many teachers have caught the virus, they carry on. Now they need to be paid.
We can’t have a Gala this year and regale you all that our Lula Lounge event has come to mean. This year we are asking for donations that will come with a full tax receipt. No partial receipt for a ticket. We are asking you to please, please dig as deep as you can and give generously for a full tax receipt.
Here are a few ways to think about your gift:
1. TICKETS: donate the purchase price of the same tickets you purchased last year ($150 each).
2. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION: it costs $100/year to educate an elementary student. How many children will you educate this year?
3. HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION; it costs $500/year to educate a high school student. How many young people will you educate this year?
We appreciate every donation. For gifts of $150 or more we will send you one of the beautiful handcrafted Guatemalan face masks pictured below.