Though job opportunities and incomes are not increasing for most Guatemalans, the price of basic foods -- such as beans and rice -- has increased more than 25 percent during the past two years alone. A few dollars can be a substantial donation to help poor families, as the standard of living in Guatemala is lower than it is in the developed world.
One-time donations as well as monthly and annual sponsorship commitments are welcome. Please check out "The Projects" for opportunities to support families in the Escuintla Department through Vamos Adelante. If you are interested in funding a larger project or an addition to the foundation, such as a library, school, housing or water project, please contact Nina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vamos Adelante always welcomes financial support and other donations. The Project has few overhead costs so your entire donation goes to help the less fortunate in Guatemala. Vamos Adelante maintains minimal administration costs and values personal contact with donors. For this reason, no standardized newsletters or general information leaflets are sent out. Instead, regular reports on individual children, families or projects are compiled by volunteers and sent separately to each donor.
We can accept personal checks from U.S. banks for donations. If you would like to assist with a particular project, please include a note indicating your preference. Please also include your e-mail address as donations will be acknowledged by email. Your cancelled check or copy of your check should be kept for your tax records. Checks should be sent to:Vamos Adelante
444 Brickell Ave.
Suite # 53-8570
Miami, FL 33131
Donating Clothing & Supplies
If you would like to donate much-needed clothing, shoes, medical supplies, school supplies, or toys, our friends at Harbour International (www.harbouronline.com) have generously offered to ship donations directly to us. You can contact them directly via their website if you would like to help. All donations should be in good condition.
Following are suggested donations:
- clothes & shoes! - kitchen and bathroom supplies (pots, pans, towels, etc.)