26 Mar
  • By Theresa DeSouza
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English Program Fundraising

Fundraising efforts for the English Program have been so successful!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everybody who contributed by organizing, attending and donating.

In Wales we had a musical benefit, where very talented musicians and a couple of hilarious comedians donated their time to support UPAVIM and make the fundraiser a memorable night for everybody who came. Without the donation of time and expertise the night could not have been a success so thank you so much to the talented friends of UPAVIM!

In Texas, a night of selling UPAVIM crafts and a screening of the English Program video followed by a beautiful presentation by our dedicated English teacher, Deborah, left to not a dry eye in the house and a lot of very generous support for which we are exceedingly grateful!

In Buffalo, the “Bowl for the Kids Fundraiser” saw a flock of supporters take part in a fun event while also supporting UPAVIM. Courtney Jensen generously organized the event for the second year running and made sure everyone had a great time. Thank you Courtney!

Altogether, in just three months we raised over $27,000, exceeding our goal of $25,000! All of this money will go directly to UPAVIM’s English Program; as a result, in 2014, students will be in school for double the amount hours as in 2013. This additional classroom time not only provides important lessons in English, reading, science and extra-curricular classes, such as art and dance, but it also keeps students off the community’s gang riddled streets. This would not have been possible without all of your generous contributions and support.

If you have not yet seen our English Program video, it is still accessible through our fundraising page, to watch and enjoy! Follow this link to view the video: http://www.razoo.com/story/Upavim-School

We are looking to hire new teachers for the school year beginning in July, if you know someone who you think would be interested in working for UPAVIM School please see our job posting on idealist.org

Thank you from all of us at UPAVIM!