Saudra's Guatemala service trip

$905 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 21 people in 13 months
Saudra Alvarez


Hi my name is Saudra Alvarez and I'm from Tucson, AZ. I am married and have 3 boys. I work full time at the Pima County Library and currently attend Pima Community College part time. I will then  transfer to the University of Arizona to pursue my Master of Arts in Library and Information Science degree. I have worked for the library for over 15 years, and I have a passion in helping others through services offered at the library.

Any donation is appreciated as this will help me attend this educational, teacher training, volunteer service trip. I will be traveling with Librarians Without Borders particpants to Guatemala. This service trip is at Miguel Angel Asturias Academy in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala from April 22-May 2, 2016.

We will be working directly with the academy's staff, and students. Teaching them the importance of literacy, and how libraries contribute in ones education. We will be cataloguing, processing, and organizing material at the library, and as a trip participant I'll have the opportunity to engage with students and teachers through literacy and outreach programs offered during this 2016 service trip.

Going to Guatemala will be great opportunity and learning experience. Both my parents were born in Guatemala, and I'll have the opportunity to  learn more about my culture, while giving back to many children in this country. This  will be a fullfilling and priceless experience. I'll also have an opportunity to meet some of my family for the first time and visit my half-brother, he's 12 years old.

I will use the funds to pay for the program fees that include, lodging, transportation, food and airfare.
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Update 1
Posted by Saudra Alvarez
12 months ago
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Hello Everyone,
I would like to thank each one of you that has supported my service trip. I received overwhelming support through gofundme and in person, making this volunteer trip possible. April 22nd is just around the corner, and I'm looking forward in working at Miguel Asturias Academy.

My flight to Guatemala went well. I arrived yesterday night, and I am spending time with family before I start my service trip. Its a great feeling being able to come to this beautiful country.

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Cat Silvers
13 months ago

Hi Saudra, my page is now funded for our trip and I see you're still looking for help I'm going to start sharing your link. I've posted it in my GoFundMe page update, and I'll also share it on Facebook. Let's help you hit that goal before April 22! :)

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Ingrid Delgado Valdivia
13 months ago

Good luck

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$905 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 21 people in 13 months
Created March 4, 2016
Saudra Alvarez  
MN
$115
Mandi Nix
12 months ago

3rd & 4th Grade Class donation. Good luck meeting your goal!

MS
$50
Mary Sanchez
12 months ago

Saudra, I hope you have a wonderful experience helping youth fall in love with reading in Guatemala. Can't wait to hear about the trip when you get back. We will miss you at Eckstrom-Columbus Library. - Mary

SH
$50
Susan Husband
12 months ago

Saudra, I am so proud of you and happy that you are embracing this wonderful opportunity! Suzie

LM
$50
Lois Miller
12 months ago

What a great opportunity, Saudra!

$30
Claire Brock
12 months ago

Good luck! You're inspiring.

MG
$100
Mary Givins
12 months ago
BC
$25
Blanca Castellanos
12 months ago

Awesome Sandra! Me alegro por ti. Que te vaya bien.

ML
$20
maria luisa ruiz luna
12 months ago
$25
Filomena Saxton
12 months ago

How exciting! I am very jealous :) I would love to support your trip.

$20
Gina Macaluso
12 months ago

How exciting for you! Have a wonderful time.

Cat Silvers
13 months ago

Hi Saudra, my page is now funded for our trip and I see you're still looking for help I'm going to start sharing your link. I've posted it in my GoFundMe page update, and I'll also share it on Facebook. Let's help you hit that goal before April 22! :)

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Ingrid Delgado Valdivia
13 months ago

Good luck

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