October 26, 2012
I had the privilege of volunteering with Safe Passage in Guatemala two summers ago. Since then, I have visited the project once more and continue to support them. While I was there it was incredible to witness the life-changing work they are doing in the Guatemala City Garbage Dump Community. Safe Passage offers these families a way out of the dump, where many literally sift through trash for recyclables that they can survive on. The organization does this by offering children educational, recreational, social, and health services, and offering parents adult literacy classes, health classes, parenting classes, and entrepreneurship guidance. What is also admirable about Safe Passage is that it is truly preparing these families for self-sufficiency. By offering children and parents the tools necessary to succeed, their futures will be filled with many more opportunities as a result. The faculty and volunteers have such heart for the kids, and enthusiasm for the work they do. Safe Passage is a very special place, and I feel strongly that it should be placed on your 2012 Top-Rated Nonprofits List.
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