Forty years ago Casa took in street kids from Guatemala City and started an orphanage in Rio Dulce, Guatamala. Today Casa Guatemala is now a thriving school housing impoverished children and orphans on an idyllic tropical rainforest island.
This summer LWCF will be making its 2nd annual trip to Casa Guatemala in Rio Dulce Guatemala, to volunteer and provide support to the organization. LWCF Director Sherry Fine and board members KleMote McClean and Harris Goldstein will be making the trip to complete a service project, and Harris will be spending most of the summer as a long term volunteer. LWCF has also committed to sponsoring two scholarships for students in the inner city NYC public school system who have an interest in social justice and volunteerism to join LWCF as a service learning trip. The response for applications has been overwhelming and we hope to raise additional funds to give more students the opportunity to join us on future trips.
LWCF board members and student volunteers will spend three days painting for Casa Guatemala, as well as making a monetary donation for needed supplies and materials. Board member KleMote McClean will also be producing a video to promote volunteerism among NYC and other high school students. Board member Harris Goldstein will be serving as a long term volunteer at Casa Guatemala throughout the summer of 2019. Given the plight of so many escaping the economy of Guatemala, continuing to support this school fits well with our mission statement. This initiative helps us to expand our support to children in need around the world.