Newsroom: NPA News: November 2004
Members and friends of the Network Professional Association
are asked to contribute to "SHOES FOR THE POOR"
NPA joins with San Diego Friends of the Poor
to provide 1200 pairs of shoes to the school age children of the
very poor in Tijuana, Mexico.
Friends of the Poor (San Diego, CA) each year creates holiday
packages for 1200 very poor families in Tijuana, Mexico. These are
gifts of necessity, typically a bag of rice, beans, other basics
and ... a pair of shoes for one child in each family.
Why a pair of shoes? In Tijuana there is a requirement that to
attend school, all children must wear shoes. Thus, a major problem
for the very poor.
1200 pairs of shoes are needed, or rather the money for 1200 pairs
of shoes, costing about $12 each. NPA and Friends of the Poor look
to enabling the people, rather than giving to them. The money is
used to purchase the shoes from the local cobblers, thus it provides
for income and work in the community several times over. Shoes
are on order — we need your donation to have them ready in
time for the Christmas holiday.
Your significant contribution will enable an education for a child.
It is through education that the poor can be enabled to raise themselves.
Your significant contribution will bolster the local economy as
the money is recycled by merchants and employees over and over.
No part of this money is used for anything other than the shoes.
Friends of the Poor is a 501(c3) non-profit and will provide a receipt
for your tax exempt contribution. Please make your check
Friends of the Poor
417 Coast Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
In the memo field write - NPA Shoes
Questions or to volunteer in a greater way, contact Jim
Belasco firstname.lastname@example.org, 858 875-7002.
To learn more about Friends of the Poor, call (858) 454-7274 www.sandiegofriendsofthepoor.com.