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Ella McHenry

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 in Olas and Cerros in Costa Rica for 3 weeks. The overall project will focus on sustainable farming and conservation.

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. 

I joined AMIGOS so that I can learn more about how climate change is impacting communities and so that I can meet new people. I want to study environmental science and pursue a career in a field that addresses climate change. AMIGOS will give me an opportunity to work with local organizations in Costa Rica that are protecting the environment. I am also very excited to work alongside students from Costa Rica and experience life in another country. 

As a non-profit organization, AMIGOS relies on its participants to help raise funds each year to cover the administrative costs of its programs and trainings. 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!


Ella McHenry

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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