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May 7, 2019

Greetings! form Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Greetings!

As the school year in Puerto Rico comes to a close, I want, on behalf of all the children and youth of Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico to send you a big, big thank you for your support. Your donation went a long way, providing more than 6,000 hot meals.

In this and all our projects kids are the center and purpose of everything. Yet, I realize that I have not shared with you a very important component of the Hot Meals Program. You, together wih many generous funders, have been part of establishing one of the largest food programs in Puerto Rico.

With this, we become active participants in the economy of the Island. To make sure that no kid goes home hungry, we hired  cooks and kitchen assistants, along with a program lead who ensures that meals are and are healthy, fun and delicious. The cooks are so creative that they have figured out a way to prepare vegetables that is attaractive and tasty, and kids are loving it!!!

We are also providing business to local food distributors who provide fresh and high-quality ingredients at very reasonable prices.

As you can see, your gift keeps on giving. 

Thank you again for choosing us as recipient of your donation.

Best,

Astrid Guerra
Grants & Quality Assurance Leader
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Feb 6, 2019

Greetings! from Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Little cooks
Little cooks

It's February already!

Receive our warmest wishes for a month full of love, friendship and caring for one another. Like you have done for the children of Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico. During the time this opportunity has been available, you and other generous donors like you have provided more than 6,000 hot and nutritious meals for kids from the most vulnerable communities. Thank you for having such a big heart!

Today I want to share with you a different phase of our hot meals program. If we really want a child to grow and become independent, we must go beyond feeding them. It would be good if they also had some fun while learning. The pictures illustrating this report show some of our kids as they learn to cook, in many cases with fresh ingredients grown in the club gardens. 

You are part of all of this and we do not have enough words to thank you!

Be well,

Astrid Guerra
Grants & Quality Assurance Leader
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Little pastry cooks
Little pastry cooks
Nov 8, 2018

Hello! from Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Greetings, I hope you are well.

I usually start these reports by telling you something in the lines of "Thank you! You and 83 donors like you raised $27,699.28, which provided 5,540 meals over the past 12 months."

While this is true, this time I would like to share something beyond the numbers, if that's ok with you.

When I joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico a few years ago, my fellow coworkers would not stop talking about how many, many children in our programs would go to bed without food if it were not for the snacks we were able to give them. I can't stop telling you about the change you contributed to. Beyond providing meals, you have provided comfort, health and interesting experiences to hundreds of children. A meal may look like something we just do, but seeing these children, who used to go to sleep hungry, sitting around a table sharing a meal or at the kitchen with the cook learning how to prepare healthy food, is beyond our dreams. 

By the time you receive this report, it may be a few days from November 15, the National Philanthropy Day. In gratitude for your generosity, have a great day!!!

By the time you receive the next report, the end of the year holidays may have past, so let me take this opportunity to wish you a happy and wonderful New Year. May all your wishes come true!

Thank you,

Astrid Guerra
Foundation Relations Leader
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

 
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