Sponsor a Child (K - 6th)
Establish a relationship with a disadvantaged Mexican child that can deepen and expand over the years as that child grows into adulthood. As a sponsor, you will receive a photo of the child and annual progress reports. If you visit Project Amigo, we will arrange for you to meet your sponsored child. Sponsorships help pay for the Christmas Fiesta, fund an annual field trip, purchase a new set of clothes and a pair of shoes, and support medical, dental, and educational services provided by Project Amigo volunteers.
Educational Sponsorship (7 - 12th)
The costs of attending junior high and high school are beyond the means of many rural families. Without scholarships, schooling for most children served by Project Amigo would end at sixth grade, and they would begin working in menial jobs, locked for life into a world of grinding poverty. Though scholarships and donations to our Scholarship Fund, Project Amigo is opening a new future for these children.
Scholarship recipents who successfully complete high school may be eligible for a Project Amigo University and Technical Scholarship to attend educational institutions in Colima, Mexico. With your support, Project Amigo graduates have become doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, and community leaders. When these students enter a profession, they break the cycle of poverty that has imprisoned their family for generations. Your donation to our University and Technical Scholarship Fund opens horizons of opportunity these students and their parents have only dreamed about.
Each winter, volunteers come to Project Amigo to work, meet the children, and learn more about the people and culture of western Mexico. Humanitarian work can include distribution of children’s books to poor rural schools, interacting with junior high and high school scholarship recipients at their homework clubs, preparations for the annual Christmas Fiesta for 250 children, distribution of clothing and basic essentials to families in migrant sugar cane camps, or reading and playing with children in orphanages who need some extra attention.
Let Project Amigo be your partner in international service, offering a reputable, experienced, and deeply significant humanitarian dimension (not to mention tax benefits) to your corporate mission and portfolio.
Project Amigo owes both its birth and its longevity to the contributions of thousands of Rotarians and Rotary clubs. Our mission to change lives through education, literacy and opportunity for international service provides a perfect match for Rotarians and Clubs to serve significantly, generously and effectively "beyond themselves."
Leave a Bequest
You live your life generously and show your concern for others in numerous ways. That Legacy of caring could cross borders and influence generations. Please consider Project Amigo in your estate planning; whether through a living trust, as beneficiary in a life insurance policy, or in many other ways. Please speak with your financial advisor and let us extend your influence for many years to come.