Giving Guatemala Fundraising Letter
In ________ of 2015, I will join a group of volunteers to Guatemala on a mission to help preserve the natural beauty of Guatemala, where a huge population growth and migration have put a strain on resources all over the country.
I will be immersed in the community near Lake Peten Itza which is within a biological rain forest reserve. The community is seeking volunteers like myself to help institute programs that will defend the natural and cultural wealth that has given so much life to Guatemala as well as addressing the living and education standards. I will be a part of a team of volunteers and Guatemalans that will facilitate in the building of a cement floor for a family, working with children at a local community library, teaching a class to students in Grades 7, 8 and 9 in a technical institute in the village for teens without financial resources and various cultural preservation activities. The strategy is to encourage local inhabitants to practice efficient stewardship over the remaining forests. In this way, the local inhabitants can prosper by using the local environment to their economic advantage in a more sustainable way.
The projects I will be working on centers around education and facility improvement. This type of activity is incredibly important as Guatemala has some of the lowest literacy rates in the world. Many locals are suffering numerous health issues due to their living conditions, poor sanitation and even limited access to clean water, which are all daily challenges.
By making a pledge on my behalf, you are supporting global sustainability projects on a local level, and contributing to a greater world of understanding and awareness.
My goal is to raise at least $____ this year. Over 85% of your contribution goes directly to the programs. Please help me reach that goal with your pledge. Your donation is 100% tax deductible and you will receive a receipt for your tax records. I appreciate your consideration in sponsoring me. Your support, no matter what the amount, is deeply appreciated. You can donate online, by clicking the link below.
Click on this link to help support me in my efforts to aid a community trying to achieve self-sustainability: SPONSOR
Globe Aware, a non-profit volunteer organization, is leading and organizing the program. Upon my return, I will send out a brief recap of the volunteer experience to all my sponsors. Thank you in advance for your support. Please call me if you have any questions or comments about this program. I can be reached at ___________phone number.