Help Me do Clinical Volunteer Work In Nicaragua!

January 8, 2010

Hello Family and Friends,
As you all may know, I have just finished my undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at UC Santa Cruz. Here is some exciting news about my upcoming endeavors. I have recently been accepted to participate in an internship program with the Foundation for Sustainable Development. In a few short months, I will be going to Nicaragua to volunteer with a local clinic called Centro De Salud Davila Bolanos. I will be researching epidemiological issues within the community as well as assisting the clinic staff with health care. I am very excited about this opportunity to learn and serve in this community before applying for Graduate School. Getting there will not be easy as the cost of volunteering internationally is significant. The training, placement, family homestay, host organization grand, field support, airfare and insurance for 16 weeks costs roughly $6000. I am trying to meet this expense through fundraising so I need your help. Your generous contribution will give direct support to the Clinic by providing them with an enthusiastic, trained and hardworking volunteer-me!

I will be sending newsletters to all of my sponsors and I plan to hold a presentation describing my experiences when I return. If you choose to help me out, you’ll be pleased to know that all donations are 100% tax deductible. You can click the Donate Now button or send a check.  Please make checks payable to Foundation for Sustainable Development and put my name in the memo area so you can receive a letter from the Foundation acknowledging your contribution as tax deductible, and that the funds will be directed towards my project. Mail checks to me at: 110 Campbell Street, Santa Cruz, Ca. 95060.

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions, ideas, or if you know anyone else or any organization that might be interested in supporting this project. Thank you for helping me make this experience possible.