Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
 


W/NP Wisconsin warehouse packing day - March 17 
Come join in this Thursday at the  W/NP Wisconsin Warehouse  - we will start about 9 am and continue until done..... stop out, help sort items, pack a box, have a snack, bring a snack, stay awhile or simply stop in and see how the shipping process works.  


WHY DO WE SPEND OUR TIME AND RESOURCES SENDING ITEMS TO NICARAGUA??? 


The current shipping obstacles in Nicaragua have been less than desirable lately, so much that it is tempting to cease shipping, yet we will carry on as we are able.  The majority of items sent in shipments are for the Learning Center Program, where the  objective is to provide and promote opportunities to develop skills that will improve vocational options, income, self-sufficiency and empowerment throughout Nicaragua. 
 
Please take note of the following changes. This past year, some items needed to be discarded or recycled upon receipt in Nicaragua due to age, deterioration, or simply too worn out for further use.  Any pre-sorting you can do ahead of time is very much needed and appreciated. 
 
Please....
1.     Do not seal or tape boxes/bags. (this allows for sorting and consolidating boxes)
2.     Be very attentive to quality when selecting an item to be donated.  

3.     Do not send sewing patterns if any pieces are missing, or silk/polyester materials.

4.     No medical or electronic (computer) supplies are being sent at this time.  The only exception is wheelchairs, crutches and walkers.  

 

Tables and chairs are always needed and very useful.
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Special thanks to Lupe for creating this beautiful dress in honor of Sherin
  

Do you want to help make a difference in the world but the task seems overwhelming?   Why not join others who work together and take the first step by simply joining/paying dues to support the development projects of Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners?  Your membership will support citizen-to-citizen projects that help people help themselves through hands up activities. Participants gain dignity, opportunity, progress, and the best part is that you can go see your money in action if you wish.   

Volunteer opportunities
There are boxes at the W/NP office (Room 129 Nelson Hall, UWSP) that need to find their way to the W/NP warehouse (2139 N. 2nd Drive, Stevens Point)

Please contact wnp@uwsp.edu  or 715-346-4702 if you would like to take one, two or all to the warehouse - everything helps.  

Thank you!!