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Danny Cox
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Dear Friends and Family,

I am so excited to tell you about my plans to volunteer in Latin America this summer with Amigos de las Americas!

I will be volunteering with the La Sierra project in Ecuador for 3 weeks. The overall project will focus on Indigenous rights and food security. 

Since its founding in 1965, AMIGOS has inspired more than 30,000 high school and college students to live a life of purpose as critically engaged citizens and leaders. Today, AMIGOS creates opportunities for young people to collaborate, design, and lead development projects based on the needs and desires of their host communities. To prepare, I am enrolled in an extensive AMIGOS training program with a group of other students from high schools up and down the South Bay and Peninsula. We are learning important skills in areas such as cultural sensitivity, community development practices, youth leadership, teaching young children, and how to protect my own health & safety. 

My first introduction to this program was through school and the presentation of a cultural experience drew my interest in this program. Through this program I hope to gain a lot of experience. I will be getting to work with the community and stay with a host family to work on projects such as farming native crops, talking to organizations working to improve the environment, and much more. With my program I hope to interact with communities and have a deep dive into Ecuador's culture as well as the Spanish language. This project will expand my cultural exposures and allow me to immerse myself into the Ecuadorian culture for 3 weeks. I am super excited to work on this project, not only to meet new and exciting people, but also work on a community project internationally, and to delve deeper into community service aspects around the world. 

As a non-profit organization, AMIGOS relies on its participants to help raise funds each year to meet the costs of its programs. Your support will directly affect the work AMIGOS does and the community-based project that I will be working on this Summer. With your help, AMIGOS can transform us participants and our Latin American communities and have impact on both a local and a global level.

I would be very grateful for any level of support you can give. Just click on the Donate button above to donate online. Or, you can send a check made out to "Amigos de las Americas" and return it to me directly. 

Thank you so much for your support!


Danny Cox

P.S. As a 501(c)3 charity, your donation to Amigos de las Américas is tax-deductible. Many companies also offer matching funds for donations to nonprofits. Please consider matching your donation through your employer if that option is available to you

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