I will be volunteering this summer for a week, building 5 houses in the poorest area in Tijuana. The organization has selected 5 families who will be receiving their new homes by the end of the summer. I'm excited for this opportunity and look forward to sharing all the work we do while in TJ.
I will be paying for my travel and lodging, and I'm also responsible for donating for construction material costs.
I'm askinf for help in fundraising at least $500 dollars. You are welcome to donate whatever amount your heart desires.
Here is how your money will be spent:
$25 Half a Window
$50 - A 3ft x2ft Slider Window - Need 3 windows
$100 - An Exterior Door with Hardware & Keys - Need 2 Doors
$200 - A 8ft x 8ft Exterior Wall - Studs, Wood siding, Paint - Need 12 walls
$500 - Electricity - Wiring, Panel, Lights, Outlets
$1000 - 32ft x 16ft Concrete Slab Foundation
$2,500 - Roof with 17 prefabricated wood trusses
$6,500 - Entire New Home for a Family in Desparate Need
A little bit about the Organization:
For 14 years, we've built over 36 homes in the Tijuana neighborhood of Terrazas. This year, the Tijuana construction projects include 5 house structures for families in desperate need. they also offer other personal support programs:
The children’s program in centered on providing children in the area with safe, fun activities, as well as some educational content and catechism. We also provided the children with a snack each day, and some donated toys at the end of the week. Over 200 children attended last year's week long camp. Donations will go toward 200 brown bag lunches for 200 local Tijuana children. This item includes 200 PB&J sandwiches (some variants) 200 Capri Suns, 200 CCCs, and 200 apples. We provide lunches for the local children 4 days of the week. **CCCs: Chocolate Chip Cookies!
This programs is provided for local teens who spend much of their day tending to their younger siblings as their parents work. We provide activities and teach craft ideas that the families can sell at the local outdoor markets. Donations will go toward arts and crafts for 200 local youths of Tijuana. Volunteers organize a children's program for them twice a day for 4 days.
We learn about local conditions and interact and gain understanding of the local residents. As part of this, we visited various sites like the memorial at the US/Mexican Border; and Casa del Migrante, a homeless shelter for migrants and recently deported men; an AIDS hospice; and a school for special needs children that we help finish so they could open; and the local clinic. We also attend hosted discussions with local families.