The Emiliani Project May 2017 Newsletter

Construction on the Kitchen and Dining to Begin in June

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The Bring Home the Kids fundraising campaign was a huge success!  We raised over $80,000 to begin the construction of the kitchen and dining room for the new home in Caldas, Colombia.  Materials for the building will be delivered to the new home site in June, just in time for our July Mission Trip volunteers to help build the structure.  

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Thank you so much to everyone who helped out with the campaign.  A lot of you put a lot of time and effort into making it happen.  We couldn’t have done it without you!  Thank you!

 

We will be posting updates of the construction effort to Facebook throughout the summer, so please stay tuned to our Facebook Page for more information.  We still need to buy a lot of commercial kitchen and dining room equipment.  

Please Contact Us to learn more about how you can help or simply Donate and put “Kitchen and Dining Room” in the notes of the Donation Page.

 

 

2017 and 2018 Open Mission Trip Dates

We have plenty of openings if you’d like to join us for a Mission Trip to Colombia.  Open trip dates are as follows:

December 2 to 10, 2017

March 10 to 18, 2018

May 26 to June 3, 2018

July 28 to August 5, 2018

All of our Mission Trips offer you the opportunity to work with our kids, participate in the daily operation of the home, roll up your sleeves and work at our new home construction site, and to just have some fun with the children while experiencing the beautiful country of Colombia by taking them to local events, festivals and activities.  It’s an opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of children who need your help while at the same time making a positive impact on your own life.  For more information about our trips and to register for an upcoming Mission Trip, please visit our Mission Trips page or email us at [email protected].

The Emiliani Project Coffee

If you drink coffee or know someone who does, then please consider The Emiliani Project coffee as a great way to drink specialty coffee while you support a great cause.  We import Colombian coffee grown by farmers local to the area where we work with our kids.  Volunteers here in the U.S. roast it, bag it and help us distribute it all over the country.  100% of the proceeds of the coffee goes directly to support our kids and the construction of our new children’s home.

We offer three roasts: medium, full city plus and dark roast.  Each of our roasts has the image of one of our kids on the front of the bag, along with their individual story on the back.  It’s specialty coffee, so it’s some of the best…and it makes a great gift!

You can buy our coffee in our online Coffee Store.  If you’re interested in learning more about how you can help us market and distribute the coffee, please Contact Us or send us an email at [email protected].  We’d love to have your help.  Remember, we are a 100% volunteer force!

The Emiliani Project April 2017 Newsletter

2018 Mission Trip Dates Released!

Join us in 2018 for a Mission Trip to Colombia!  Our 2018 trip dates are as follows:

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March 10 to 18, 2018

May 26 to June 3, 2018

July 28 to August 5, 2018

All of our Mission Trips offer you the opportunity to work with our kids, participate in the daily operation of the home, roll up your sleeves and work at our new home construction site, and to just have some fun with the children while experiencing the beautiful country of Colombia by taking them to local events, festivals and activities.  It’s an opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of children who need your help while at the same time making a positive impact on your own life.  For more information about our trips and to register for an upcoming Mission Trip, please visit our Mission Trips page or email us at [email protected].

Bring Home the Kids Campaign

The Bring Home the Kids fundraising campaign is still going. We are currently at 40% of our goal of $100,000 for the construction of the commercial kitchen and dining room facility at our new children’s home.  We want to get this built by this summer to stay on track to open the home to the first group of 30 children by Spring 2018.  Help us get to our goal by going to Bring Home the Kids or Contact Us to become an Ambassador of the campaign.  As an Ambassador, we’ll set up a campaign page for you and make it Facebook/internet ready for you to send links to your friends, family and co-workers.  It’s super easy and a fun way to engage the people you love in a good cause.  Visit our Campaign Homepage for more information or to make a donation.

2017 Christmas Season Mission Trip

We have added a special December trip to help celebrate the Christmas season with our children.  December 2nd to 10th, 2017.  This trip will be specifically designed to celebrate the Christmas with the children while they are on break from school.  This trip will involve a Christmas party and field trip to visit the Christmas lights of Medellín.  

If you’re interested in joining us on this or future trips, please contact us at: [email protected] or visit our Mission Trips page for more information and registration.  A trip with The Emiliani Project will change your life!