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Send Oscar to Peru

Organized by: Chris Parente

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THE STORY:

This Summer Oscar, a native to to city of Chicago and a soon-to-be senior at Holy Trinity High School, will be leaving behind his home and traveling to Peru where he will be part of a 21 day service trip. Oscar will be embedded with local villagers and will be spending his days digging trenches and installing pipelines to maintain and supply clean, running water to the village. He will also help care for the community’s alpacas and llamas and work in the fields, giving him a better understanding of what life is like in the Andes and outside of the United States. This is a once in a lifetime experience for Oscar. He has been awarded with a grant that has covered most of the cost of this service trip and just needs help raising a remaining $3,000 to offset some of the costs of travel. Oscar is currently a Junior at Holy Trinity High School on full scholarship and has been doing very well. I have been Oscar's mentor since he started at Holy Trinity High School and have watched him grow into a promising young man with the talents and abilities to change the world. Oscar is now looking into colleges to attend in the fall of 2017 and this trip will help to gain an understanding of what it is like to be away from home, meet new people, and see the good he can do with his own talents and abilities to help serve others. Oscar and I appreciate any support you can give to help make this experience a possibility for him. Chris and Oscar

$2,750

 

102% Raised of $2,700 Goal

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  • Abigail Parente

    $25

  • Tally, Nathan, Noah and Micah

    $100.25

  • Chris Parente

    $100

  • Elizabeth La Costa

    $50

  • Diane Parente

    $50

  • John-Pul, Max, Andrew & Clare

    $50

  • Maribeth Sarnecki

    $50

  • Joy Wingren

    $250

  • Stephen and Linda Alpern

    $50

  • Tony Priore

    $100

  • Chavez

     

  • Cooper Kuhn

    $50

  • BD

    $25

  • Norma and Teresa

    $200

  • Todd Buckton

    $25

  • Matthew R. Devine

    $50

  • Fontana Family

    $50

  • Tyler Murray

    $50

  • Marlene Sarnecki

    $50

  • Cece Matot Hartman

    $25

  • Brian and Laura Haussmann

    $50

  • Elisa Martí and Mario Santana

    $200

  • Tad and Michelle Wilson

    $25

  • Ginny Sommer

    $50

  • Ben and Kristy Whipple

    $50

  • Noreen Heron

    $25

  • John Storino

    $50

  • Tim and Bethany

    $50

  • Bobby Nieto

    $675

  • John&Libby Walsh

     

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Chris Parente

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

John&Libby Walsh

John&Libby Walsh

1 year ago

Bobby Nieto

Bobby Nieto

DONATION: $675

To an awesome smart young man, I'm so proud of you kiddo, Love always your uncle Bobby 1 year ago

Tim and Bethany

Tim and Bethany

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

John Storino

John Storino

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Noreen Heron

Noreen Heron

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Ben and Kristy Whipple

Ben and Kristy Whipple

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Ginny Sommer

Ginny Sommer

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Tad and Michelle Wilson

Tad and Michelle Wilson

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Elisa Martí and Mario Santana

Elisa Martí and Mario Santana

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Brian and Laura Haussmann

Brian and Laura Haussmann

DONATION: $50

To paraphrase Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Invitations to travel are like dancing lessons from God. Enjoy the dance. 1 year ago

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