WAVES for Development- Lobitos, PERU

Organized by: Benjamin Clarke

Benjamin's Photo
Benjamin's Photo
Benjamin's Photo
Benjamin's Photo

THE STORY:

In mid August, I will spend 3 weeks in Peru working for a charity called WAVES for  Development. Through the support of donations and international volunteers, WAVES provides community outreach, environmental health and entrepreneurial empowerment programs in the surfing and fishing village of Lobitos, Peru. I will be joining longtime friend MikeyThompson with the intention of starting a partnership with Waves for Development and another non profit, Lacrosse the Nations (LtN). Mikey has been a valuable member of LtN an “international non- profit organization that unifies the lacrosse community to sustainably improve education and health while creating hope and opportunity for children in need.”

While I have never been a part of LtN I have always been a supporter and advocate of what they do. Ellen Cohn executive director of LtN says, “"It is a gift to Lacrosse the Nations to have Ben give of his time--to travel to Peru, meet with a potential LtN partner -WAVES -and ultimately 'give the game' to children in need. He and Mikey Thompson are traveling thousands of miles all in the spirit of Lacrosse the Nations. I know that both will have many insights and ideas to share when they return in September!"

Our typical day in Lobitos will consist of teaching english to Peruvian youths, sports activities (lacrosse!!), and research in developing social entrepenurial strategies to bring a sustainable community to Lobitos. However, from the start, we as volunteers for WAVES are asked to give a minimum contribution of $595, additionally; we have a weekly cost of $395, all of our work is voluntary so any contribution helps.

My goal of $2,500 would greatly affect the success of a potential partnership between these two non- profits. I am very excited about this experience and greatly appreciate any and all of your help in this worthwhile endeavor. All the money I raise with your help goes directly to expenses related to the WAVES program and the possibility of a Lacrosse the Nations program in Peru! THANK YOU.

$615

 

31% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • price & don clarke

    $100

  • Gage & Jen & Griffin Reichert

    $100

  • Hans, Sandy and Polly Wakeman

    $100

  • Nate Cundy

    $25

  • John & Laureen Herzig

    $100

  • Travis Lane

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Mariska and John

    $100

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Organized by

Benjamin Clarke

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Mariska and John

Mariska and John

DONATION: $100

Go Dogs and Tigers 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

Proud of you Sparky, do good! 4 years ago

Travis Lane

Travis Lane

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

John & Laureen Herzig

John & Laureen Herzig

DONATION: $100

Go for it! This is awesome. - thanks to our nephew Nate Cundy for sharing your story 4 years ago

Nate Cundy

Nate Cundy

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Hans, Sandy and Polly Wakeman

Hans, Sandy and Polly Wakeman

DONATION: $100

Thanks Ben! 4 years ago

Gage & Jen & Griffin Reichert

Gage & Jen & Griffin Reichert

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

price & don clarke

price & don clarke

DONATION: $100

YO Ben! We've all been so blessed...remember TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK!!!! 4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

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