School Supplies for Kids in Peru

$595 of $500 goal

Raised by 18 people in 3 months
Robert Rose  NEW YORK, NY

DIY VOLUNTOURISM: Raw Travel is heading to Peru and we've made contact with Sascha, a German ex-pat and his Peruvian wife and family to show us some of the sites in and around Lima. Sascha and his wife have traveled the world pitching in to help people in ways big and small and in speaking to Sascha over skype, we came up with an dea for a give back in Pisco for our visit.

As in most developing countries around the world, school supplies (tuition, books, pencils, paper, bags, etc.) are not paid for by the government but by the families of the kids. Sascha's wife has a friend who works and lives in Pisco and knows of a small grammer school (about 100 students) in a poor area of Pisco where many of the children can't afford the most basic of school supplies. 

We're going to illustrate the power of DIY Voluntourism
by raising some funds for some basic school supplies, which we'll film and then use the segment's broadcasts in one of the Peru episodes to raise awareness of DIY Voluntourism, Peru and hopefully more funds  for these particular kids in Pisco. 

Right now our needs are  modest as we're going to purchase pens, pencils, paper and other basic supplies with the money raised.

Later, when the show is broadcast, we'll up the ante. Everyone who donates now will get a "Thank You" credit in the episode. No amount is too small as U.S. dollars go a long way in Peru. 

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Update 4
Posted by Robert Rose
2 months ago
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For those of you who so generously donated to our fundraiser for school supplies for a school just outside of Pisco, Peru.. yesterday was the big day when the supplies were delivered.

The kids were still away on summer vacation, but some came in anyway along with some very dedicated teachers and just to get their gifts. Each and every student will begin school next month with a pens, pencils, paper and other basic school supplies for each and every student thanks to you.

This special "Give Back" segment will be part of Raw Travel 501 - "Peru's Southern Coast" episode which is going to kick off our 5th Season (Yep, can't believe it either) 9/30/17.

In the meantime, enjoy the photos and if you weren't able to donate, don't worry, your support and encouragement helps us keep doing what we're doing, so feel good about yourself... you deserve it! And besides, you'll get another chance to make a difference.. I promise. Big Mil Gracias to Sascha Rossaint who took these photos with his wife and her friends were able to coordinate this effort. I think the smiles on these faces are worth every penny don't you?
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Update 3
Posted by Robert Rose
2 months ago
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Yesterday we were in El Centro, Lima shopping for school supplies for our "adopted" school outside of Pisco. We purchased everything on their "want" list for every student AND we still have $ left over to hopefully help fix up the school, which as you can see needs a lot of work. The supplies are being delivered to the kids in March when they are back in session. Thank you everyone for your kind generosity, we filmed a good segment on DIY Giving back AND we helped out 100 or so school children. If you missed out and still want to help, your chance will come again when we broadcast the episode.
Pampano School
Pampano School
Sascha shopping for School Supplies
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Update 2
Posted by Robert Rose
3 months ago
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Wow! I am blown away by you generosity. Facebook can be a source for so much good! Thank you FB friends Eric D., Felicia W., Suzy S. Rafal W., Kelly S., Yuliana R., Sandi S, Kristina F. , Tim H. and John R. for your generous support. We leave Monday so there is still time if you want to participate. Thank you all again! One love!
Almost to our goal of $500!
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Update 1
Posted by Robert Rose
3 months ago
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Howdy folks, Just a few more days to get your "coveted TV Credit" in Raw Travel Peru as we embark on some DIY Voluntourism raising $ for school supplies for an elementary school in poor area of Pisco. No amount too small, in fact, I'd love to see a bunch of $5 donations as $5 goes a long ways towards buying pencil, paper, erasers, etc. , Thanks so much everyone.
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Rafal Wlazlo
2 months ago

Great feeling to be able to help. Great show too!

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Sandi Davis Sena
3 months ago

So cool that you're helping the kids in Lima Peru in Pisco. Which by the way is a cool drink "Pisco sour". I've visited Lima with my ship the USS Makin Island and we did a couple community projects and the people there were just so friendly and the kids were laughing and having fun and you know unaware that they're lacking anything, but schools supplies are very important. it's always good to help the kids. I knew I liked you guys in Raw travel for a reason.... you got heart !!!

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$595 of $500 goal

Raised by 18 people in 3 months
Created January 23, 2017
$50
Rafal Wlazlo
2 months ago

Glad to help.

$20
Pat Rzonca
2 months ago

Great project Robert!

$5
Anonymous
2 months ago
TB
$20
Toddy Bear
2 months ago

Love Raw Travel and would love to help support school supplies for kids in Peru.

$100
Kathryn Draper
3 months ago

Awesome idea! Love giving back! Great show, love traveling. For your next at home travel idea with a give back to vets check out strongpoint Theinert Ranch in New Mexico, they are doing awesome stuff there and beautiful.

SB
$35
Steven Brown
3 months ago
JR
$20
Jonathan Ross
3 months ago
ED
$25
Eric Dunefsky
3 months ago

Marlene and I are happy to donate for such a great cause in her home country. Enjoy Peru! -Eric

$5
Felicia Williams
3 months ago
SS
$50
Suzy Shepard
3 months ago
Rafal Wlazlo
2 months ago

Great feeling to be able to help. Great show too!

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Sandi Davis Sena
3 months ago

So cool that you're helping the kids in Lima Peru in Pisco. Which by the way is a cool drink "Pisco sour". I've visited Lima with my ship the USS Makin Island and we did a couple community projects and the people there were just so friendly and the kids were laughing and having fun and you know unaware that they're lacking anything, but schools supplies are very important. it's always good to help the kids. I knew I liked you guys in Raw travel for a reason.... you got heart !!!

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