W/NP Wisconsin warehouse packing day - Thursday, June 18  
Come join in 3rd Thursday of each month  at the  W/NP Wisconsin Warehouse  - we'll start about 9 am and continue until done, usually early afternoon.  Let us know if you would like to help with lunch or a snack wnp@uwsp.edu   


A LOT of items to sort through, inventory and pack.  All ages are welcome! 
    
Education 
  As the school year in Wisconsin comes to a close, area teachers and students took the extra step to collect either new or still in good condition items that will help fill backpacks for kids (and teachers) in Nicaragua! We are grateful for Dino, Sarah and Kaylee who have taken the  Backpack Project to a new level! 
(Dino made many trips transporting first the empty bins, then the full bins and van loads to Sarah's house to sort!!!)


W/NP responds to needs as we are able, example, ...a visit of a young man to our office asking for any kind of help since the heavy rain in Managua flooded their house leaving them without some of their belongings, especially beds. The family had six members. There happened to be two box springs in the warehouse, an inflatable bed, set of sheets and a backpack for a 10 year old boy.  (the two boys have not gone to school because their school supplies were swept away by the rain.) Like them, there are hundreds of families that are also in the same situation, we do what we can and everyone pitching in where they can makes life a little better for someone. 

 
Kaylee welcomes other volunteers to join in the sorting process!  2 1/2 years ago she and her mom Sarah were going to fill 10 backpacks, today they are nearing the 1,000 mark for number of backpacks filled!  Simply AMAZING!!! 
Learning Center Activities 
T he Learning Center (LC)  Program offers classes such as Sewing Machine Repair at the Managua Office for students and LC Coordinators.  Most of the LC's offer some type of sewing which makes it important for the centers to be able to maintain and repair their sewing machines.   


Schedule of courses for June at the W/NP Office in Managua 


                            Click here for Los Cedros Learning Center Report
 

Thank you HCE Clubs

             

Thank you Dunn County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE)

For the 10 boxes of contributions to the sewing projects in Nicaragua

 

30 # fabric in 4 full copy paper boxes                      10 pin cushions

2.5 # lace in 1 full copy paper box                            21 pair of scissors

1 ΒΌ # beads                                                                        12 tape measures

and much more.......

 

          

Click here for full report and photos 

Girl Scouts Gold Award 
The prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Recipients are girls who take action, develop and follow a plan that ultimately makes the world a better place. Such is the case for Elena, Girl Scout from San Diego CA, who contacted W/NP about including the Lending Library project as part of her Gold Award program. She more than reached her goals and is very deserving of receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award. Congratulations Elena!!  


2015 Events and Activities

10th Annual Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners

Fox Cities Golf Outing

12-hole Shotgun Event

Winagamie Golf Course

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

 


Next Quarterly Meeting 
Stevens Point
Nelson Hall 
Saturday  August 8  

 

Working together, we make a difference.  

Thank you for being a part of W/NP