Complete: Library Project In Honor Of Barbara Rogers– Tecpan, Guatemala: $2,010 Raised. -THANK YOU!
Launched: December 11, 2013.
Completed: May 11, 2014.
Children’s Corner Library Project In Honor Of Barbara Rogers – Tecpan, Guatemala
Our goal was to raise $2,000 .
$2,010 raised. -THANK YOU!
See photos of the children with their gifts.
*Everyone who donated at least $10 to this project between April 30th and May 11th, 2014 was automatically entered in our Birthday Raffle.
Special Thanks to: Suzzanne and Jeff Cutler for their generous $500 donation and to Michael Hemling for his $50 Mother’s Day donation that completed this project.
The Children’s Corner Library Project is dedicated to the late Barbara Rogers who was the caring sponsor of many children including Vilma Pac Sut pictured below with her sister, Maria.
The girls live in an area where books and educational resources are scarce and unaffordable to most people in their community. It’s our goal to help the library in Tecpan stock up on books, DVD’s, educational materials, seating and lighting, and to also have the ability to show films and multimedia materials.
Mckenzie Fritch, a close friend of Barbara and a long time Aura’s House supporter, organized the collection of donations given by guests at Barbara’s memorial service. Children International will be holding the donations totaling $320 and an additional $600 was raised via a Firstgiving Fundraiser. Mckenzie’s mother, Carolanne Miller, is the sponsor of Vilma’s sister, Maria. In the photo below, the two girls hold a plaque in memory of Barbara that will hang on the library wall.
We aimed to raise a total of $2,000 to enhance the library with a TV, home theater system with a DVD player and sound system, 20 educational DVD’s, a rug, window blinds, board games, puzzles, cushions, a ceiling lamp, and additional books and learning materials. All projects on the Aura’s House site are 100% US tax deductible and 100% of donations go to our projects and the families or communities they serve.
1 TV 40″ technology LED = $670
Home theater system (DVD player and sound equipment) = $200
Rug = $170
Window blind = $20
20 educational DVD’s = $450
Board games and puzzles = $100
Cushions = $110
Ceiling lamp = $50
Extra books and learning materials= $230
Vilma Pac Sut is sponsored through Children International by the estate of the late Barbara Rogers. Her foster sponsors – for letter writing, direct packages, etc. – are Renee and Mckenzie.
“6-year-old Vilma Pac Sut is only one of many children who will benefit from a multimedia library and educational center in her local Tecpan Community Center.
Vilma is a sweet and adorable little girl, who lives with her immediate and extended family on a farm in rural Guatemala. Vilma is lucky to eat fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the fields around her home, and to drink milk each day from their pet cow. Her family also raises pigs and chickens for meat and eggs. Vilma’s favorite activities are going to school and playing with her big sister, Maria, and her little brother, Luis. Vilma also thinks umbrellas are the most wonderful thing ever invented.
My mother and I visited Vilma this past September, and the best word I can think of to describe this little girl is “feisty.” Also “adorable,” but I believe I already said that. During our visit, Vilma’s mother told us how excited her daughter had been when she was chosen for sponsorship by Barbara Rogers. She was even more excited when the letters and gifts began arriving, and she was absolutely ecstatic when she learned that her sponsor would be coming to visit her. According to her mother, the children would ask every day, “When do our sponsors come? Is it today???” – even months before the visit was scheduled to take place. Sadly for Vilma, she lost her new sponsor far too soon. Vilma says that she will always remember Barbara with affection, and she will treasure the letters and toys she received from her. She says she will keep these things in a safe place so they will stay nice forever.
My good friend Barbara was inspired by the recently funded project Anna organized via Aura’s House to establish a library at the center in Chimultenango. Visit project. She was determined that when we visited Tecpan, we would ask questions at their center and come up with a plan to raise money for a similar library to serve this rural Guatemalan community. Barbara was not able to see her goal through, but thanks to another like-minded sponsor with children in the Tecpan area, the library project is already underway in her honor. During our visit to the center, my mother and I were able to see firsthand all the shelves lined with shiny, new books and learning games! We even brought along a suitcase filled with more books to be added to the collection. The Tecpan Community Center would like to expand the educational materials they can offer the children they serve, so this is why we are fundraising to provide them with a multimedia center, plus items that will make the library a comfortable place to relax and learn.
Thank you so much for your support!”
This project is now complete, but please consider helping another worthy project to benefit a needy child or community.
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