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Portland Area - AMIGOS Citris Sale

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  • Portland Area - AMIGOS Citris Sale

    My daughter Emily (15 y/o Sophomore) is going to be spending the summer next year somewhere in Latin America volunteering with the AMIGOS program. While there she will be living with a host family in a rural community (potentially w/o electricity or running water) while she works on community service projects. She is one of about 40 youths from the Vancouver/Portland area going. She doesn't know what country she will be going to yet. Country options are: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

    While there she would work in close collaboration with community members on projects such as:

    Community health and education: child wellness, dental hygiene and disease prevention through educational day camps, construction of latrines and other home health improvements.

    Environment: community gardens, fuel-efficient stove construction and reforestation.

    Community-building: libraries, mural painting and other activities identified by local communities.

    Here is a link to some information about the program:
    Information about the Portland, OR Chapter of Amigos de las Americas

    This is a great opportunity for her to learn about other cultures and make a difference. It's a little scarey as well.

    To raise funds to pay for the program they are doing a fundraising by selling citris. For sale they have Ruby Red Texas Grapefruit (mid December) and Cara Cara Oranges (mid January). They come in a 20lb box and are $25 each. Money would be collected on delivery.

    If anyone from the Portland/Vancouver area wants to help support this program by purchasing citris please let me know.

    If you don't want fruit but would like to make a donation please PM me your Name and Address. Later this month she is starting a letter writing campaign to friends and family soliciting donations. We can also deliver fruit to the local food bank as well.