Thank you all very much for your generosity during these tough times. We raised nearly $47,000 to feed people and their dogs & cats, which allowed our volunteers to provide more than 10,000 food kits to people in need from April through September 2020.
Since the quarantine is over and people are returning to work, we have officially ended our food fundraiser. Now, our focus is on helping build a better future for Olón and nearby comunas.
There are several community projects going on in this area such as a permanent food pantry, a library for kids, a cultural center, a new grade school, and a program to bring volunteers with specialized skills to this area such as doctors, engineers, architects, etc.
To help with these projects, we’ve partnered with the Spirit of Wellness, which is a registered non-profit in the United States. They have been working in this area for several years and already have a lot of boots on the ground working toward these lofty goals. Any donation made to them will go directly toward these projects and is fully tax deductible for US taxpayers.