SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR 2013
Dec 12-16, 2013
Celebrate Christmas with the Children
Of the Albergue Schools
Family to Family Humanitarian Exhibitions (FFHE) has been invited again to provide much needed personal items for elementary aged children in rural Mexican Schools.
What is an Albergue School?
These schools are for families who cannot provide food, clothing or education for their children. The children arrive on Monday morning and stay until Friday and receive what their families cannot provide for them.
In the past we have provided a Christmas stocking filled with wrapped gifts such as the following items:
An outfit, winter hat, socks, underwear, hygiene supplies, coloring book, crayons and some goodies. Most of these children have NEVER had a Christmas gift. They are overjoyed when they receive their Christmas stocking.
We have again been asked to provide 150 stockings for 4 Albergue schools as well as stockings for other local, needy children.
How can I help?
1. Help deliver the stockings to the students in Queretaro Mexico.
WHEN: We will be traveling to Queretaro, December 12-16, 2013. We will fly directly into Queretaro Mexico where our hosts will transport us to our living accommodations.
COST: The cost to participate in this expedition is $500 plus your airfare to Querétaro.
The expedition includes transportation from the airport, lodging and food. You will also have the opportunity to shop for Christmas at beautiful artisan shops. Church services on Sunday as well as sightseeing in this beautiful city will also be optional activities on the itinerary.
2. Sponsor a participant, a school, a student or a general contribution.
a. Participant cost: $500.00 plus airfare ($600-$700)
b. School: there are approximately 30 students per school and the cost to purchase and deliver the items for the stocking is $50/student.
Per school we need approximately $1500.00
c. Student: Individual cost is $50.00/ student
d. General contribution: any donation will be accepted and very much appreciated! FFHE is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.
WHO ARE WE?
FFHE builds cultural bridges as we lead people to serve others in Mexico. FFHE guides groups of people, including individuals, families and organizations to participate in an 8 day humanitarian experience to Mexico. The objective of FFHE is to teach principles of self-reliance and self-sufficiency. This is accomplished by engaging individuals and families in a participatory learning method which provides skills, education and resources to help provide for their own needs in becoming self-reliant. FFHE's method strengthens families and communities through education, understanding and service. FFHE has helped hundreds of families and thousands of individuals throughout dozens of locations in Mexico. Family to Family Humanitarian Expeditions (FFHE) is a 501c3 corporation incorporated in 2001.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Family to Family Humanitarian Expeditions (FFHE) introduces the experience of teaching self-reliance in a three step process which begins with creating love and trust between those who teach, or give and those who are taught, or receive. On every expedition, concrete floors, stoves, or bathrooms are a must! These initial projects help to build relationships of trust as the expedition participants work alongside the local family.
These projects take place during the day and involve active participation with the receiving family. The second phase of the self-reliance program begins in the evening. The families have pre-determined what areas of education would be best for their family. The expedition participants then teach basic education classes to the families. This helps to establish a pattern of the importance of education in teaching self-reliance. The third phase is then implemented by identified professionals who help the community develop a community learning center where family and community can be strengthened by the families and citizens of the community.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
Family to Family Humanitarian Expeditions (FFHE) understands that we are all part of a family unit. Today’s family is under tremendous challenges to maintain growth and stability. Each family can be poor and needy during their development and progression. We can help care for the poor and needy by sharing our talents, abilities and resources. We also allow those we are serving to share their talents with us and in so doing we educate, are educated and strengthen ourselves and our own families. By participating in this learning experience we come to understand better how to share and teach principles of self- reliance.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
Family to Family Humanitarian Expeditions (FFHE) emphasizes that self reliance involves work. Work is important to our happiness, self respect and prosperity. When we work together we develop a relationship and understanding – a bond of friendship and love develops as we share knowledge and understanding. We help people to help themselves; through understanding their assets of strength, and in the process we help ourselves – we teach each other how to celebrate the value of our family. It is important to gain knowledge and understanding and share these assets through service.