Playa Brasilito Education Project
Thanks to the excellent service of Ojos del Mar, we immersed ourselves in a Visual Health campaign day for the Brasilito community on Saturday, November 25th. With their tireless work, they provided this service to the boys and girls of the community.
We would like to express our gratitude to the Brasilito school for opening its doors to this activity.
The students Alex Clark, Kendall & Megan Arnold, Maya & Zoe Ortíz, and Théa Moreau de Melen (CRIA school), along with Elisa Huet (La Paz school), offered art classes every Wednesday to a group of children eager to express their creativity!
We also celebrate the successful first semester of the Brasilito Women’s Circle sessions, a safe gathering point for women in the community to come together and share their stories.
We extend our gratitude to the dedicated team of volunteers who joined us this year, leading workshops that directly impact the daily lives of our participants. Their dedication and expertise have played a crucial role in fostering the growth and fortification of our community
The boys and girls of the Brasilito Band brought the magic of the festivities with their rhythm to activities organized by the ADI Potrero and ADI Brasilito.
Strengthening Playa Grande School
From July to December, the educational strengthening project was implemented at Playa Grande School. Through academic tutoring and school support, the project aims to implement innovative pedagogical strategies to significantly transform the learning experience of boys and girls. This is possible thanks to the support of private donors from Playa Grande and the Playa Grande Sustainable Association (APGS.org).
This educational project has demonstrated noteworthy progress, contributing significantly to the academic and personal growth of our students.
The results of these changes have not gone unnoticed. There is a significant increase in student engagement, as well as tangible improvements in academic outcomes, including the results of standardized tests conducted by the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) for sixth-grade students.
We take pride in the achievements accomplished so far. We remain dedicated to continuous improvement to provide our students with an education that comprehensively prepares them for future challenges.
We had fun beach or pool time each month with the Sunflower Group. This is a wonderful time for them to socialize and have physical therapy in the water. The moms have a chance to relax and visit with other mothers with children with special needs.
Special thanks to Courtney Borquet, Camille Kindt, Rodrigo Fonseca, Heather Lovegreen, Rancho Villareal, Kelle Rich, Huifen Dunn, Hacienda Pinilla, and Capitan Suizo.
The teenage group had a fantastic night out in Tamarindo for pizza and socializing in November. The teens had fun laughing, dancing, and talking at the Mercadito.
In December, the Sunflower Group celebrated a Christmas party with food, goodies, games, dancing, and swimming. The children at the party also received a Christmas present.
A joyful Christmas!
With much joy and gratitude, 970 boys and girls received their Christmas gifts!
We appreciate all the people who participated in the CEPIA Christmas campaign, the businesses that had a Christmas tree to receive donations, and the volunteers who worked hard to organize the gifts, especially Alexandra Hill-Zepeda and Daniele Koorwinder.
This project is also made possible thanks to the Black and White event. Thanks to The Bookstore of the Waves for the donation of books to encourage reading.
Psychology and Holistic Health
During the last quarter of 2023, 30 new individuals under the age of 18 were attended by the psychology service. Additionally, we participated in the Mental Health Fair organized by Villarreal High School, offering 2 workshops on self-care and mental health for the student population, and 2 yoga workshops for minors.
We thank our volunteers: Maria Edith Arrieta Ortiz, and Raquel Aguilar, those who have collaborated in holistic care: Wendy Abarca, Cathy Vanhabost, and all the psychology staff for their dedication to their work.
This quarter, group therapy was reinforced. The target population included youth, mothers, and CIDAI program participants. Thanks to this effort we were able to reach 30 individuals. Among them were 12 minors (youth) focusing on emotional management, 10 parents focusing on positive discipline, and 8 adults dealing with anxiety disorders.
Psychology within the CIDAI Program
21 parents from the CIDAI program participated in the ‘Leaving Footprints’ program, where they addressed important topics such as child abuse being the primary manifestation of social violence, such as domestic violence. This generated significant interest among the participants.
Based on the satisfaction survey for parents and the following testimonials, we can see how valuable the workshops offered by the psychology department have been.
“I always wanted to be different from my parents. I suffered abuse, and I don’t want my child to go through the same thing I did. Positive discipline taught me to change those things that used to affect my child. I can say it helped me a lot. Before, I used to shout and hit him; now, I control myself and then talk to him. Before, I didn’t spend time with him; now, I make time to play with him. I am super grateful for being taken into account because I needed it, and it helped me a lot.” – Mother of a 6-year-old.
“I gained a better understanding and techniques on how to deal with the day-to-day life with my children, maintaining a better relationship with them, how to treat them in different situations of everyday life. I realized that each of them is special and needs my love and affection as a mother. Even though they are grown, they still require my time to share.” – Mother.
“Many topics were addressed, but one that impacted me the most and I liked a lot was about child support – the responsibility that fathers have with their children. Another topic was the way we are educating children in our homes, the violence that many children are experiencing at home, and then they practice it in school with other children or with pets or their toys. These topics helped me a lot.” – Mother.
Surf 4 Youth
During the past months, Surf 4 Youth has been working persistently to provide a fulfilling experience for our young surfing enthusiasts.
Surf 4 Youth takes pride in sharing that we’ve had a fantastic track record in recent tournaments, including the Pacific Circuit. Our team has demonstrated remarkable dedication and skill, resulting in excellent performances and significant achievements.
We celebrate these accomplishments and look forward to building on this success in the upcoming seasons. Thanks to Marlin del Rey for sponsoring the team!
We appreciate the ongoing support of our community and are excited about the future. If you have any questions or would like to participate, feel free to reach out. Let’s continue riding the waves of success!
We’d like to share some exciting updates with you:
Coach Transition: We have been fortunate to work with the incredible surf coach, Juan Carlos Naranjo. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, Juan Carlos had to step down. We want to express our gratitude for his valuable contributions to the Surf 4 Youth community.
We welcome Andrea Díaz back!
We are thrilled to announce the return of our founder, Andrea Díaz, who will once again lead the coaching efforts. Andrea brings extensive experience and passion for surfing to our team. She is joined by her talented daughter, Lia, who recently earned recognition as a medalist in the Pan American Games. Together, they are dedicated to fostering a positive and inspiring environment for our young surfers.
Successful Girls Club
Thanks to the support of the Fundación Dibujando un Mañana, 147 girls now benefit from the Successful Girls Club project, a methodology designed to prevent gender violence and empower girls aged 8 to 13.
We continue to work in the communities of Portegolpe, Hernandez, Lorena, El Llano, Hatillo, Las Delicias, Guapote, Paraiso, and Rio Seco, where we continue to learn and have spaces for the girls to play and share among friends.
Thanks to the Futuro Brillante Association for allowing us to use their facilities in the Matapalo community. Together, everything is possible.
I am the Answer
This November, we went on an excursion with the boys and girls from the program. We appreciate the contributions of Labyrinth @La Senda, la Huerta de Tempate, and @Monkey Park, which made this possible.
196 boys and girls graduated as guardians of the planet after 10 months of learning about conscious and, healthy living, as well as sustainable living.
We express our heartfelt gratitude to Hero Academy for generously providing scholarships to the boys and girls from the communities of 27 de Abril, Linderos, Trapiche, Santa Rosa, Villarreal, and El Llano de Huacas. Furthermore, the recipients of these scholarships enjoyed a memorable time at the year-end party.
Additionally, we would like to thank Iguana Surf School for their continuous involvement throughout the year, imparting their expertise in the art of surfing.
We continue to support women who seek assistance from CEPIA. During this quarter, we continued to listen to them, offer guidance on different issues, and take care of their physical and mental health. In this program, we implement different strategies to connect with women and extend our support.
The Women’s Circle
A group of approximately 20 women met on Wednesdays every 2 weeks at the Community Center of Huacas to address important topics for both, individual progress and group-level dynamics, to sustain and enhance them.
November holds special significance for women, being dedicated to breast cancer prevention, and marking November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
For this reason, we held two specific workshops on these topics. The first was led by our volunteer Maureen Navarro, and the second involved a beautiful visual arts process with the artist Andrey Portuguez and Larissa Granda. In the second workshop, we explored the theme “Empowerment Within,” crafting a clay female figure that symbolizes the insights gained in the Women’s Circle on personal empowerment and enabling each participant to establish boundaries against manifestations of violence in our lives.
In collaboration with the digital newspaper La Voz de Guanacaste, we participated in an event to discuss pertinent information from investigations into unresolved femicides in our area.
We must remain vigilant on these issues, given the ongoing attacks against women. We are committed to being advocates for those whose voices are suppressed.
The final quarter of the year played a crucial role for CEPIA’s entrepreneurs as we effectively reinstated training workshops in response to a comprehensive needs assessment.
The process was designed in collaboration with our volunteer Zelma Larios, supported by volunteers Aura Balbuena, Ronja Murh, and Arianna Viquez. The focus was on diagnosis, strengthening communication skills, and life skills. Alongside our colleague Gina Malavassi, they learned about social media management, and introduction to business plans, and, with our colleague Rodolfo Monge, they gained insights into the accounting aspects of their ventures, including organizing a budget and determining the cost of their products.
Additionally, two entrepreneurs received donations, one for a Medicinal Plant workshop and another from the Volunteer Committee.
Professional Training and Employability
From October to December, the Adult Professional Training program has initiated 8 courses, including Food Handling, Basic English, Conversational English, and a group utilizing the Rosetta Stone application for English learning.
The courses are facilitated by CEPIA teachers and volunteers, as well as instructors from the Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA).
Over these three months, a total of 10 courses have been completed. We are delighted to witness the successes of our students, who have achieved these milestones with remarkable dedication and sacrifice.
We have 104 members affiliated with our WhatsApp group. Both the program coordinator and active participants exchange job opportunities within this group. Over the period from October to December of this year, 13 community members have participated in personalized sessions to enhance their resumes.
We express our gratitude to the donors and volunteers who play a crucial role in the program. Special mention to John & Donna Sommer and Ted Alexander. Richard Ramírez, Linnea Husser, Karen Sheppard, Francesca Sheppard, Tracey Fowler, the Degaris family, Allison Maravilla, Wendy Bulmer, Brenda J Carey, and Diana Fuentes. We also wish to express our profound admiration for the commitment and diligence of the teachers at CEPIA and INA. Lastly, we extend our gratitude to the organizations and companies that have made the program’s initiatives possible in the last three months: ADI Huacas and Rosetta Stone.
Children’s Daycare Center (CIDAI)
The Comprehensive Daycare Program for Children (CIDAI) benefits 114 minors by safeguarding their rights and fostering life skills, through the subsidy provided by PANI and IMAS.
During this quarter, minors received educational support, as well as socio-emotional and psychological assistance.
In September, during the Independence Day celebration, we joyfully took part in the community parade with the CIDAI band.
In October, we celebrated Children’s Day with a lively costume party for 112 minors.
In December, we wrapped up the year with a public health fair showcasing a range of medical specialists. Furthermore, we celebrated the anticipated year-end graduation, honoring the children on their transition to new groups while others embarked on exciting new stages in their lives.
It has been a fulfilling year for all the minors we’ve served, offering them a secure environment of care and protection.
Special thanks to all the collaborators at CEPIA, including the teaching and administrative staff, who are attentive to the needs of all minors.
Over the last three months, the youth group has continued its educational journey, immersing into a second language, computer skills, art classes, physical movement, and swimming lessons.
Thanks to the collective efforts with the Civic Center for Peace in Santa Cruz, the process of crafting traditional masks was successfully concluded. Each of the young individuals had the opportunity to create traditional Santa Cruz masks from scratch.
Additionally, a volunteer day took place at the Monkey Park Rescue Center in Cartagena, focusing on cleaning and renovating essential areas. The day concluded with a discussion on the conservation of wild animals and the environment.
In November, in partnership with the University of Costa Rica’s mental health prevention program, the youth group took part in an art event aimed at promoting mental health and preventing suicide in minors.
Finally, the process for six teenagers who reached the end of the program was completed. They made significant progress in constructing their life projects, and a graduation ceremony was held to acknowledge the efforts of both parents and minors.
BLACK & WHITE EVENT
𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐄𝐗𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐋𝐘 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐬, 𝟒𝟎𝟎 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐬, 𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞, 𝐏𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫’𝐬 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐲 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 $𝟔𝟑,𝟎𝟎𝟎!!!
We could not have asked for a more beautiful evening. With a delicious dinner provided by Pangas Beach Club, tasty cocktails made by our CEPIA bar, and the amazing energy and sounds of the talented DJ Assembly and Congatronica to get us moving on the dance floor all night long!
We are extremely grateful for this year’s platinum sponsors Villa Sose Tamarindo Costa Rica, Reserva Conchal , and RPM Real Estate Costa Rica We also thank Hotel Capitan Suizo, Playa Tamarindo , Robin B , Boho Tamarindo , and IDEAS PRODUCCIONES for their exceptional support. This year’s fundraiser was also sponsored by The Coast Beachfront Hotel, Serendipity Charters, REMAX Ocean Surf & Sun Realty , Sharky’s Tamarindo , and Pangas Beach Club.
We were very lucky to have had the support of some very amazing photographers. VERY special thanks to Sean Davis Photographer Costa Rica (Instagram: @costaricaphotographer), Rachael Kershaw (Instagram: ), and Carlos Andrade (Instagram: @andrade_photographys).
Here are the links to their photos and video from this spectacular evening:
100% of the proceeds benefit the children and families of our coastal communities! CEPIA will be able to buy Christmas gifts, food baskets, school supplies, and uniforms. CEPIA will also be able to maintain a permanent food bank for families in extreme need and thanks to this event we can do this all year long.
This year we had the help of 29 volunteers to help this event come together. A big thank you to:
𝐿𝑖𝑧 𝐷𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑦, 𝐺𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑎 𝐺𝑎𝑟𝑐𝑖𝑎 𝐸𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛, 𝑁𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑠ℎ𝑎 𝐴𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑡ℎ, 𝑁𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑒 𝑆𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑧𝑎𝑟, 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑛 𝑆𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑜, 𝑆𝑖𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑎 𝐷𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑒𝑙𝑒, 𝑁𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑎 𝐺𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑜, 𝑅𝑜𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑜 𝐶𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑑𝑒𝑠, 𝑀𝑎𝑢𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑁𝑎𝑣𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑜, 𝐸𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑎 𝑄𝑢𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑜, 𝐹𝑎𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑜 𝐶𝑢𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑧𝑚𝑎, 𝐿𝑢𝑐𝑖𝑎 𝐶𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜, 𝑆𝑜𝑝ℎ𝑖𝑒 𝑉𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑢, 𝐶𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑒 𝐵𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑙𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒, 𝐼𝑠𝑎𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒 𝑉𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑑𝑒, 𝐶𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑒 𝐾𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑡, 𝑅𝑜𝑛𝑗𝑎 𝑀𝑢ℎ𝑟, 𝐾𝑖𝑚 𝐵𝑒ℎ𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑛, 𝑆𝑒𝑎𝑛 𝐵𝑒ℎ𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑛, 𝐵𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑎 𝐶𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑦, 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝑃𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑎𝑔𝑢𝑎, 𝐷𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑎 𝐹𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑠, 𝐾𝑒𝑟𝑖 𝑆𝑐ℎ𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝐿𝑎𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑎 𝐷𝑒𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑟, 𝐾𝑖𝑚 𝑁𝑖𝑗ℎ𝑜𝑓.
This event was also such a successful fundraiser because many businesses donated products and services towards the silent auction:
2 Aves, Alegria, Alexia Huysmans, Andrea Castro, Azul Profundo, Bagus , @bamboosushiclub, Belldesign, Bendita Tamarindo, Blue Water Properties, La Boca Tamarindo , Boomerang Tours, Brothers of Ale, Cabo Velas Dental Group, Capullo Fishing, Casa Chameleon, Catherine Paulson, Cavallini, Cha Cafe, Circus Tamarindo, Coco Day Spa, Colores Del Pacifico, Community Tennis and Pickleball Academy, Cosmic Sister Shop, Costa Dental, Cura Sana, Deli Cafe, Denise Varela Sanchez, Dental Solutions, Diving Nomads, Doma Home Decor, Dr Eduardo Villalobos Beauty Clinic, Dragonfly Bar and Grill, E Souvenir, Ek Art Jewelery, El Huerto Playa Grande, Essential Drips, Fish & Cheese, Forget Me Not Boutique, Gracia in Mar Vista, Hair & Nail Bar, HandleBar, Hang Ten, Hotel Playa Negra, Indi Maya Swim, J&G Furniture Store Huacas, Jacques Hervot, JW Marriott, King by the Sea, La Oveja Surf House, La Vid Gracia, Lazy Lizzard Sailing, Life Is Better at Sea, Lilian Wine Store, Lola’s, Los Altos de Eros, Lydia Beach Art, Malu Art, Marianela Ortiz, Natives Way, Neo School Playa Grande, Nimbu, Oasis de Meditacion, Ocho Beach Club, Ojos del Mar, Pachanga, Pacific Coast Dive Center, The Palms Villa 25, The Palms Villa 31, Panache Sailing, Pascual LC, Patagonia Del Grill, Petit Paris, Pots & Bowls – Las Catalinas, Pots & Bowls – Playa Grande, Pots & Bowls – Rohrmoser, Pura Vida Ride, QM2 Boat Tours, Ralia Realty & Ralia Retreats, Rip Jack Inn, Sentido Norte, Salon Saloon, Scuba Tamarindo & Wonder Away, Soulshine, Su Casa Services, Surf Club Bar & Grill, Tama Rocks, Tamarindo Bay Apartments, Tempisque Eco Tours, The Grateful Hotel, Tiger Cowgirl Art, Urban Eclectic Jewelry, Vamos Ocean Racers, Vamos Youth, Villa Deveena, Witch’s Rock Surf Camp, Wok N Roll.
Special thanks also to Pixel, Fabrica Hielo Huacas, Fofi’s liquor Store, Super Massai, Surfbox, Cha Cafe, Restaurant Cepia, and Casa y Mas.
Redekop Family Fund
Las Ventanas de Playa Grande
Todd & Mary Heistand Family Foundation
Troper Wojcicki Foundation
Jon & Lisa Reichlin
Jodi Gallant & Stuart Sheldon
John & Donna Sommer
Bart Van Vooren
Martyn, Debi & Grace Hoffmann
Daley Family Fund
Huifen & Kirk Dunn
Marlin del Rey
Hyde Park School
Morris Family Charitable Foundation
James & Jean Scheman
Junta de Protección Social, IMAS, PANI
Thank you SHARKS!
The Palmer Company
John-Zhao Roberts & Qing Zhao
KRC DEVELOPMENT LLC
Rivera del Mar Azul
Thank you DOLPHINS!
Tropical vacations corp
Austin Community Foundation
Henry Jessup and Sydney Smith
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Access electrical contractors inc
Practice sports inc
Rip Jack Inn
Grande Real State
Altos de Eros Hotel
Ocean Surf and Sun Int Realty
Zucker, Odio & Raven Attorneys
Nautica Brasilito Beach
SPG Holding Corporation
La Paz Community School
Jany Helene Cex
Ojos Del Mar
Good Vibes Rock School
Elevate Movement Studio
We also thank / Gracias también a:
Guido Navarrete, Claudia Angulo, Mekki Haider, Walter Alonso Martinez, Leonor Echeverria, Sousa Leao Luciano Do Valle, Johan Vindas, Zoila Soto, Gabriela Meza, Gracia Wine Limitada, Yury Alvarez, Ashley Javogue, Kerry Lyn Jensen, Pía Dalvit, Martina Laila, Johan Saenz, Bermuda Home & hotel supply, Carolina Garros Calvo, Catherine Paulson, Heater Carpay, Lisa Floyd, Robert Sheppard, Allyson DeCresccenzo, Fran Martin, Wildlife Protection Alliance, Carol Van Bruggen, Stephanie Davis, Robert Perkins, Joni Winston, Jarno Hottinen, Elana Kopelevich, Michael Benediktsson, Kelly Marks, Adrianne Thompson, Wendy Twardzik,Christine Thompson, Nadia Tarlow B, Andrew Rogers,Amanda Wilkins,Daniel Pady, John Kearney,Roberto Mora,Michael Holdenried, Laura Manson, Mattew Saxton, Benjamin Holland, Theresa McCarthy, Christine Callahan, Pelle Liefting, Justin Keltner, Erica Curtis, Angel Leon, Randy Murphy, Stacy Deslatte, Luke Dann, Andrew Wigler, Jenna Alico,Bryn Wilson, Bruce Morine, Howard Cohen, Niqueka Sims, Glen Gardner, Joshua Seiler, Adrian Caceres, Desiree Schrader, Andre Silva, Kate Slevin, Lisa Simpson, Arun Sardana, Patricia Sterman, Susan Schiavon, Chelsey Santry, Stuart Sheldon, Bryan Suckut, Liane Schmitz, Jordan Scott, Maria Sabatto, Gloriana Salazar, Mike Sutor, Nathalie Salazar, Philippe Labarre, Lesel Radage, Andrea Raffo, Kent Rasik, Benjamin Ravard, Regan Ruiz, Eric Rubin, Ana Patricia Ramirez, Mario Rojas, Jessica Rawley, Stephanie Rice-jones, Emilie Robinson, Ciara Romson, Victor Retana, Alice Palma, Marie Ponder, Jon Penner, Robert Perkins, Mary Prugh, Shirley Parker, Alejandra Parody Ales, Leigh Keay, Cheryl Proctor, Eva Pierozzi, Pamela Prokopetz, Missy Poole, Kaitee Page, Jennae Pitts, Shawn Patrick, Huet Nicolas, Kerry McClennen, Jeff McNabb, Susan Milan, Armando Ortiz, Maureen Navarro, Matt & Naomi Oberman, Javier Ortiz, Mary Menking, Hugh Magennis, William McCutcheon, Nicolas Moreau, Jennifer Maron,Shelene Flood, Patrick Murphy, Frederique Naffrichoux, Daniela Menking, Andreina Morales, Mary Kobierecki, Jean Marc Lageyre, Kristin Coffey, rebecca lafair, Nancy Kadian, adam krauthamer, Christen Loper, Mary Kobierecki, Hugo Lamoureux-Desforges, Dimitris Kyriakoulis, R. C. Grencik, Dawn Lane, Heather Lober.
Special thanks to Isabel Schrader for the translation of this newsletter!
Thank you for your material donations (Gracias por sus donaciones materiales):
Karla Aguilar Murrillo, Jasmine Bertschy, Ryan Belisle, Jodi Gallant, Georgianela García Salas, Jasmine Bertschy, Rocio Cubillo, Agustin Lamas, Michelo Pritlale, Jennifer Petrizzi, Betania Galea, Margarita Elizondo, Leanne Johnston, Amber Becerra, Mary, Diana Elarte, Sabrina Daast, Gloriana Esquivel, Kimberly Chaves, Adriana Mena, Liane Gibbs, Bruce Friesen, Sabrina Daaust, Susan Joknson, Kevin Carlow, Stephanie Monterrosa Mora, Carlos Bolaños, Cristian Dominguez, Wilfredo Coronado Coto, Samantha Ruiz, Alejandra Calvo, Denise Varela, Jet Tabade, Stephanie Gaugh, Jose Antonio Lopez Martinez, Gloriana Esquivel, Wendy Valverde, Linnea Johnttauser, Denisse Fones, Kendele Babe, Silvia Leal, Gabriela Garbanzo R, Rasniu Mustafa, Karen Viviana Arce Marin, Sheri Krossa, Micaela Ribeiro, Denise Vuela, Eric Depebois, Heather Carpey, Clay Pearson, Julio Aguilar, Alis, Katherine Miranda Carmona, Dane Lucke, Megan Bhatia, Mark Starano, Abby Mcdonald, Laurel Dinamaggio, Anne Roseris, Marianela Solano Quiros, Ametie Bizet, Anthony Orofino, Greg Hadden, Brooke Ertle, Gabriela Bustos Mora.