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Caitrin's Costa Rica Volunteer Trip

Organized by: Caitrin Kohlmeyer

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THE STORY:

In my final terms at PSU, while completing my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, I had the experience of performing community service hours for some of my classes. These experiences turned out to be some of the best I had in college and compelled me to look for a larger service opportunity after graduation, this past June. Through the non-profit organization, New Hope, I am scheduled to volunteer at an orphanage in Puntarenas, Costa Rica for two months, beginning on August 16th. My focus will be taking care of the children: feeding them, playing games with them, teaching English, etc. I have already purchased my plane ticket and am excited to go, however I just discovered multiple expenses which I mistakenly thought were included in the program cost. The main expense is daily travel from my home stay to the orphanage, which will cost roughly $100 a week. Also not covered is transportation to-and-from the airport, another $220. Other than the transportation costs I didn’t consider the cost of vaccinations, which is going to be about $400. I considered canceling the trip, but I am committed. My plane ticket is nonrefundable, and I am passionate about the opportunity to volunteer abroad. When I studied abroad in Australia I had the chance to visit Fiji. The best part of my trip was hands down when I got to visit a village and spend time with the children there. Any support towards my trip would be greatly appreciated.

Here is the facebook page to the organization I'm doing this through:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Hope-Volunteer-Official-Fan-Page/116291298412619

$510

 

43% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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  • I'm first. Scott & Michelle & Ollie & Hammy

    $10

  • Jason, Court (+1), Isaac, MaKayla

    $20

  • Ippolitos

    $30

  • Evan Sowards

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Matt and JoAnn

    $50

  • Ben & Sarah

    $20

  • Laura & Jonathan

    $20

  • larry & cheryl

     

  • Tyler & Alesha

    $30

  • Melissa & JD

    $25

  • Brent & Charlotte

    $50

  • Delaney Bigelow

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Leah and Ryan

    $50

  • Seversons

    $50

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Organized by

Caitrin Kohlmeyer

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Seversons

Seversons

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Leah and Ryan

Leah and Ryan

DONATION: $50

Have an amazing time!! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

Have fun on your trip, Caitie! I expect to see a lot of Insta pics of cute kids ;) 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Delaney Bigelow

Delaney Bigelow

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Brent & Charlotte

Brent & Charlotte

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Melissa & JD

Melissa & JD

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Tyler & Alesha

Tyler & Alesha

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

larry & cheryl

larry & cheryl

4 years ago

Laura & Jonathan

Laura & Jonathan

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

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