Thanks to the amazing support from our family and friends, we’ve reached our goal of building a new computer lab (Jan. 2011) that is capable of teaching the new Introduction to Multimedia course.
However, there are many more things here that are sorely needed to improve the experience for the students at the Pre-School, Kindergarten, Institute and the girls at the orphanage. If you would like to help us purchase educational resources for these organizations, we will be sure that your money goes towards a very worthwhile cause. Or, if you have a specific item or project in mind please let us know when you donate.
Examples of items in short supply: books to teach literacy, large books that can be read to a whole classroom, duplos/legos (in Laura’s Kinder class each child gets 4-6 legos…yipee), large plastic connecting blocks- stimulate creativity but easy to clean, playground equipment for the preschool, new “old” computers for the Kinder, floppy disks that still work.
Note: Please do NOT send items by mail. With the shipping costs and unpredictability of our mail service as well as the fact that we have to pay (sometimes a lot) to pick up packages, it is not an effective way to get things down here. It’s better to buy locally and support local merchants. We may also take advantage of luggage space when people come to visit us, as some items are not available here.
There are three options for sending us donations, you can send a check made out to Thomas Kent to my parent’s house:
10342 Colorado Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55438
You can click our pay-pal button:
Or, if you would like your donation to be tax deductible, you can send it through our 501(c)(3) volunteer organization. Be sure to put Thomas and Laura Kent – Boliva in the memo-line on the check and please send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the same time so that we can make sure your donation gets routed correctly.
Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
attn: Bolivia Mission – Montero Computers
866 Cambria St.
Cresson, PA 16630-1713
Federal ID # : 75-236-912