Complete: Library Project – Guatemala: $1,151 Raised. THANK YOU!
This project is now complete.
Launched: October 2, 2013.
Completed: November 28, 2013 (Happy Thanksgiving!)
Library Project for Guatemala SAC
Our goal was to raise $1,145.
$1,151 raised. THANK YOU!
See photos of Rosa with books made possible by your donations.
SPECIAL THANKS TO: The wonderful and amazing Elvis Kibiti with his generous $450 donation on Thanksgiving Day that will be matched by his employer. This $900 donation has effectively closed out this project and Children International will now forward the funds to the SAC Center so all the books can be purchased.
The goal of this project was to create a library in Guatemala at the SAC center. One thousand children attend this center and almost none of them can afford to buy books themselves. Having a library in the center will enable the children to better prepare for school and find employment after graduation. Rosa, the sponsor child of Anna Vershynina, attends the SAC center in Guatemala and this project is her initiative.
The library will be situated in the same space where the Children Little Corner is already present. Currently, there are only a few books here that are suitable for small children only. The SAC staff has proposed to purchase approximately 200 books which will be for both younger and older children on different topics such as handicrafts, fairy tales, cooking, and educational subjects. We aim to raise $1,145 for hundreds of books on different topics to stock this almost-empty library. All projects on the Aura’s House site are 100% US tax deductible.
More About The Project
Children International’s HOPE Scholarship youth will also use the books while they are helping to care for the younger children who attend the facilities of the SAC for reasons such as medical or dental check-ups, delivery of gifts from their sponsors, etc. The personnel of the SAC would like to have in the Children Little Corner a lockable glass shelf (already purchased from funds raised previously) in order to keep the books in order. The key of the case will be in the charge of the Service of Area Coordinator and the books would be used by sponsored children and youth.
1 Lockable door glass shelf = $350 (*fundraising completed)
200 Books of different topics = $1925 (*fundraising only partially completed)
Expense Total = $2275
Funds transferred from Part I and II (not from a fundraiser) = $1,130
Anna (Rosa’s sponsor) Writes:
This is the second part of an existing independent project. The funds from the first part have already been transferred from the original Firstgiving Fundraiser. The SAC staff is currently in the process of buying the lockable book case with a couple dozen of books.
This is a project for creating a library in the Guatemala SAC. I am sponsoring a girl named Rosa who attends this center and the reason I started this project is because currently there is no library in this center.
The library would be settled in the same space where the Children Little Corner is already settled.
Before the Children Little Corner was settled this space was used as a Bakery room.
In 2012 the Bakery Workshop was an initiative of youth who participated in the Youth Fund Projects of Chimaltenango during this year. This space is used as the Children Little Corner from Monday to Friday and as a Bakery Workshop on Saturdays.
The staff would be excited to purchase approximately 200 books which will be suitable for both young children and youth on different topics such as Handicrafts, Fairytales, Cooking and Educational books of different subjects and fields. They are already beginning to purchase the first books from previous donations.
Having a library in the Center will help the children prepare for school better and become more successful there. Youth will also be able to learn about other occupations besides baking.
Keep in mind that there is no minimum amount you can donate. Every dollar counts! If you would like to make an offline donation, there are two options: 1. Call Children International office directly and tell them to put you donation to this Aura’s House fundraiser named “Library in Guatemala” (in US) 1-800-888-3089 Mon-Thurs: 7am – 9pm (CT) (outside US) 1-816-942-2000 Fri: 7am – 6:30pm (CT) 2. Mail check or money order to Children International Attn: Lauren Jurgens 2000 East Red Bridge Rd. P.O. Box 219055 Kansas City, MO 64121 and write on the check the name of the project “Aura’s House Project: Library in Guatemala.” Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support — and don’t forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
This project is now complete, but please consider donating to another active project that will benefit a needy child and their family.
I prefer to donate offline.