“We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” –David Platt.
Work teams are an important part of what we do in Guatemala; they provide resources to help with new construction of additions, expansions, and other misc. projects within the orphanage facilities. Many of these projects cannot be afforded by the home and would not get completed if we did not assist in providing the resources and labor to perform the work, even simple tasks of painting and maintenance cost more than their budgets can cover.
Throughout the year, we send volunteers on 7-day work trips to help perform the work that needs to be done as well as spend time loving the children. Each project is selected based on the needs of the home, their ability to maintain the ongoing costs, and if they own their property or rent. Each project cost is covered by donors and the fees of each member on the work team.
We are family friendly and encourage male and female participants. Our work trips are one weeklong trips and are a mixture of work and interaction with children including a day off-site in Antigua.
To find out more about joining a work team or to schedule your group contact our office at 717-949-4949 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.