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A World of Thanks: Celebrating International Volunteer Day
December 5th is International Volunteer Day and to celebrate, we're inviting all DWC participants, donors, and interested future volunteers to attend our Volunteer Appreciation & Info Night at Frick and Frack Taphouse in Kamloops, BC. Drop by anytime between 5:30pm - 8:00pm for a fun evening that will feature updated information about our Host Partners' projects and fundraising initiatives along with brief speaker presentations from various local Team Leaders and DWC's president, Wayne McRann. For those interested in learning more about volunteering abroad, this is a fantastic opportunity to ask questions in-person to staff and alumni. There will be free appetizers for those who arrive early! Click here to RSVP to this event.
Donate to typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines
Developing World Connections is calling on the public to help support people affected by the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan through a designated DWC disaster relief fund. All fund raised will go towards immediate needs for disaster relief efforts via our Host Partner, the Rise Above Foundation Cebu, a non-profit organization based in Cebu City that has been on the ground doing international development work since the early 2000s.
Rise Above will be sending local volunteer teams to the areas of Bantayan, Malapascua, Bogo, and Ormoc, the latter of which is located 2 hours away from the completely destroyed city of Tacloban. Volunteers will be bringing canned good, water, sleeping mats, bath soap, laundry soap, medicine, bandages, and tarps to be used for temporary shelters.
Relief specific donations will be accepted until the end of the year with the first transfer of funds to Rise Above occurring at the end of November. For every dollar donated until December 9th, the Canadian government will set aside one dollar for the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund as part of its disaster relief matching fund. Donations of $20 or more will be issued a tax receipt. We will not be accepting any physical donations of goods at this time.
Support our first school project in Sierra Leone!
Developing World Connections is excited to announce our newest Host Partner in Sierra Leone, the We Yone Child Foundation. Sierra Leone is one of Africa's smallest and poorest nations. After a decade of civil war, 75% of the population lives below the poverty line, with half living on less than $1 per day. Poverty is concentrated in the rural areas and around Freetown, the capital city.
Our first trip will be led by vetern team leader, Tim Kasten, from April 12th to 26th, 2014. Volunteers will work in the community of George Brook, an impoverished shanty hillside area of Freetown, to start construction on a new school for 120 students. Once completed, local children will have a safe, secure, and well-lit building to learn in.
You can help us fundraise $15,000 to send to We Yone to start the foundation of the new school so our volunteers complete the project within a shorter time frame. This donated money will cover the expense of construction materials, labour, and professional expertise. CLICK HERE TO DONATE!
For information on joining this all-ages volunteer team, please contact our office.
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