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kmierswa

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Review for PanAmerican Institute, , ,

Rating: 4 stars  

I firt heard about PanAmerican last year when I heard Juana Santos talk about the school and what she did. At first I just donated money for their annual Xmas presnet fund; I was impressed that food in the baskets could help feed a family for 2 weeks.

Then I went down for graduation and had the experience of how poor people were in Tijuana and how much the school did for the kids. By this time my Charity was approved, so I gave lots of school supplies and kitchen items and food.

Interesting thing I found out about was thecolor of backpacks; you see I bought all these pink and orange and green backpaks...only to find out that those are gang colors and the kids wear uniforms they are not hassled by police and wear black and blue backpaks so they don't get hassled by gangs.

My lesson for this is that when giving I have to be very specific about what is needed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am so impressed at how the school runs on such a budget that it has... and Iwant to see Juana Nominated to 2012 CNN Hero award....

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Funding for the school was in a delicate balance and I wanted to support them...in 2012 the school celebrates their 50th Anniversary.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Because I am impressed with how well the school does a "Pay it Forward" theme. Students come back and volunteer, teachers volunteer their time.... they are more up to date into technology than many US schools.

What would you tell others about this organization?

To look at the wish list and be as specific as possible in your giving.

Role:  Donor & My not for profit supports the school in student supplies and needs.