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Happy Holidays from CREER December 12, 2006

Posted by hobe2001 in : Uncategorized , comments closed

Greetings from Kristin Luna, Joshua, Mauricio and the CREER Service Organization,

Happy Holidays to you, and best wishes during this special time of year. As many of you may know, two years ago we founded the CREER (“to believe” in Spanish) Service Organization. CREER’s vision is to create an international bridge helping to provide support, education, and resources to the rural villages of Costa Rica.

We currently spend half of each year in our home in the village of La Florida in Costa Rica, where the many local residents have so openly and kindly accepted us into their world. Between their generous, heartfelt actions, and witnessing the accelerated motion of their beautiful culture changing, we felt moved to contribute to their well-being through these times. When moving to a second world country, we were truly able to feel the privileges we have in our life and how much of an opportunity we have to give back. The CREER Service Organization is our attempt to do so.

          Some of the Projects CREER is currently working on include:

Tres Hermanas Clothing Company
CREER is currently funding and supporting the beginning of a local clothing company run by the village women of La Florida.
The Diamante Valley Library Project
CREER is currently helping to fund the building of a new Diamante Library in the village of La Florida.
Project "Opportunity"
This summer (winter in the United States), CREER will provide free educational workshops to local residents in a multitude of areas. Some of these workshops include sewing, auto repair, small business management, and carpentry. Educators will be brought to the village due to the lack of resources the villagers have to travel out for education.

CREER Educational Forums
CREER regularly holds educational forums in the village for the foreigners visiting and moving into the country, providing an opportunity to discuss sensitive issues around cultural integration and social awareness.                                                   
School Bridge Program
CREER is working to connect the schools in the villages of Costa Rica with schools in the United States, creating an international bridge of friendship and education for the children. CREER's first School Bridge will begin later this year with the John Thomas Dye School in Los Angeles, and the La Florida School in Costa Rica.

CREER is a non-profit 501 (c)3 based in the United States. All donations are tax deductible. CREER operates with an organization called SEE (Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs) as its fiscal sponsor.  All donations are tax deductible.  If you would like more information on our mission, vision, projects, and how to donate, please explore our beautiful new website.

We understand that you have many charities to give to this holiday season. We at CREER hope that you can spread some of your love and generosity over the bridge we are creating to support the people of Costa Rica and the place we now call home.  Thank you for your time and sincere consideration.

 Joshua Canter          Kristin McCarthy        Mauricio Jaen