Wisconsin Nicaragua Partnership
Thank you for participation in the W/NP 2013 Annual Fund Drive
Your support is greatly appreciated and helps tremendously to keep a multitude of projects in motion. Significant numbers of people and families are impacted daily in a very positive way because of your generosity and compassion for their well-being. Last week, this gentleman received a pair of eyeglasses donated by a young woman from Green
Bay. She wrote a short note enclosed with the glasses and asked for a photo of the recipient if possible. The expression on his face when he put the glasses on, and was able to see clearly was simply priceless. In this case it was possible to capture a photo and share with the donor, but in many cases the quantity of recipients
are so immense that it’s a real challenge to convey the appreciation expressed by the people impacted by W/NP Programs – which are ultimately possible because of your thoughtful investment. Please know W/NP uses every resource with the utmost care and efficiency. Below is poem that touches on the depth of gratitude. Thanks again for being a part of the 2013 Annual Fund Drive.
Click here to view the Annual Fund Drive letter.
Translated poem from the Nicaraguan women:
We are pleased by the kindness you have offered to us unconditionally - you will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
We want you to know that you will be in my heart and that of everyone else in Nicaragua.
We love you very much.
Between Nicaragua and Wisconsin we will always have a bond of friendship and love.
Between my world and the Wisconsin world – it is very different – it’s like a dream so beautiful in which we never want to wake.
There is a saying that states: say that you cannot do anything, but I say there is something, that we cannot send enough thanks.
God will bless all your kindness, your worries – for helping us I hold you all in my heart.
The love and sincere friendship will forever last with the unity of Wisconsin and Nicaragua.
I wanted to know you, and I knew you were wonderful people, but after seeing these lands I am convinced of your big hearts.
If your hearts are content, then ours are too - many thanks.
Light that shines through vast periods of time – your love that gives your heart – give your hand, friend, without boarders – and tell God that “I am your friend”.
The 2013 Bike Hike Event is now finished. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event. Also we would like to thank our sponsors for all of your hard work and contributions that you provided.
If you participated in the Bike Hike, please email or drop off your mile log as soon as possible to the Wisconsin Nicaragua Office, which is located at:
Nelson Hall, Room 129
1209 Fremont Street
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481
Photos from previous years can be seen here.
It was an early, wet start for these W/NP volunteers, Bob, Milo & Ruth, and Jim who graciously transported these trucks this morning to Volk Field where they will await shipment to Nicaragua soon! Special thanks to Dr. Brad Martin for coordinating this project - working together, we make a difference!
Elena’s (Girl Scout from CA) newest idea to help with the lending library project arrived to the W/NP office in Wisconsin yesterday….. she created a wish list on Amazon and attached it to her website www.letchildrenlearn.org so people could easily buy books which are mailed directly from Amazon to the W/NP office where we then get them to Nicaragua in various ways.
Thanks Elena and Julia for your interest and support – already we are seeing wonderful growth of the Library.
Special thanks to all the volunteers who came out to help load the containers and to Wisconsin Lift Truck for the forklift! Loading day can be a little crazy, much to do in a short time (then again...a 15 hour day is far from short), so it was great to have the cooperation of so many, even just stopping by to appreciate the entire process means so much. Bear Cartage Trucking was excellent and the drivers Steve, Ivan, Ruben and Juan were exceptional. Special thanks to Crowley Liners, Vickie, Danielle, Phylliss and so many more who graciously assist so we can all make life better others. THANKS EVERYONE FOR A VERY SUCCESSFUL LOADING DAY!!
More photos can be viewed here.
The 3rd Thursday of every month has been designated for sorting and packing the steady flow of items that come to the W/NP warehouse to be shipped to Nicaragua. The donations of sewing machines, material and supplies, medical supplies, desks, firefighting equipment, backpacks filled with school supplies, bicycles, and sports equipment are all so much appreciated by the recipients and help the projects continue to grow, but there is a laborious process to it all and our immense gratitude goes out to Milo, Ruth, Lynn and Bob for spending their whole day at the warehouse to help with the vital shipping details. Thank you so much!