It’s time to go and finish what we started.
Ladies and Gentlemen, lots of us have fond memories or have heard stories of our fantastic time in Curitiba in 2014, we built, we made friends, we kick started an opportunity for massive change. Well, as we have been communicating the past 8 months, I’m sad to say that things have not gone to plan and our friends Futebal de Rua need our help once more.
As you may or may not know Brazil is undergoing another period of terrible economic difficulties which unfortunately has meant that the building, which should have been funded and completed locally, still stands unfinished.
I’m sure you agree with me that it’s not ideal but for the sake of the community and the reputation of Futebal de Rua and Lionsraw I believe we must step in and help our friends complete this much needed resource.
So here’s the plan…
We have raised US$40,000 from some very generous supporters which means we’ve been able to appoint a contractor who has already begun work to complete a large portion of the work. They are also tasked with installing all the windows and doors as well as connecting electricity and sanitation to all site buildings. This is a great start and should be finished by the middle of May.
Now we need your help. Can you go back to Curitiba?
From 11th to 21st May 2016 we are planning to take another smaller group of volunteers back to Curitiba to complete the other buildings and work on the external landscaping. Everyone is welcome as there is lots to do and though much of it is obviously skilled work for electricians and plumbers much of it is decorating, digging and generally helping out! I personally encourage you to join us.
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If you can’t join us, then please could you think about any of your friends or family who may be interested? Especially if they have construction experience. I promise they will have a great time and will really make a difference.
Please consider giving a donation towards materials? Any amount would be gratefully received, just send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Lionsraw Just Giving page and indicate that the funds are for Curitiba.
If you have any other questions or thoughts then please do not hesitate to contact me.
with Passion and Belief