Thursday, March 4, 2010

Shoes for Nicaragua

This spring break, the student organization, Project Nicaragua, will send 17 students and three faculty members from the Wake Forest Schools of Business to lead business seminars and deliver consulting projects to local entrepreneurs. Each time we travel to Managua, we volunteer with a local nonprofit called Nica Hope, which provides education and job training to youth living in the trash dump community of La Chureca.

Nica Hope is in need of shoe donations in both children and adult sizes. Athletic shoes, sneakers, and dress shoes that are new or lightly worn are needed. If you have an extra pair to spare, please put them in the donation box located in the student lounge by Friday, March 5. Cash donations are also welcome. Please take your donations to Peggy Beckman in the third floor faculty office suite.

About Nica Hope

Nica Hope provides the children of La Chureca the opportunity to achieve a future apart from the trash by helping them get a quality education and expand their minds and skills. The children work in the trash for less than $2 a day, and most do not make it past the 6th grade.


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