Friends find ways to support AVSI in Boston and Washington, DC areas
Monday, 17 October 2011 20:31

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, September 4, bike-riders, walkers and in-line skaters cruising the Minuteman Bikeway found a refreshing stop near Lexington Center, northeast of Boston. A lemonade stand that was the initiative of Anna and Michele Caggioni, with a little help from their parents Alessandra and Francesco, gave passersby not only a cool drink, but also a chance to share in the young people’s enthusiasm to help the work AVSI is doing around the world. Those who stopped were full of questions about AVSI’s projects, and even the hosts went home having learned something new. Proceeds were given to AVSI-USA.

Further south along the east coast near the U.S. capital, the parishioners of Christ the King Catholic church in Silver Spring, Maryland also decided to add their contribution to an AVSI project. Donations collected throughout the month of October will support AVSI’s partner Crecemos-DIJO in Oaxaca, Mexico. The collection became an opportunity for members of the church to learn about the 4 educational centers that serve families through a community kitchen, health services and referrals, and a wide range of educational and community-building activities.

AVSI is grateful for these local initiatives, which help us to recognize that everything we build depends upon individual persons who are aware of and moved to share the needs of their fellow men and women.

Read more:

- DIJO Website

- New video on YouTube introducing the young people if the Crecemos-DIJO Monte Alban center

- Learn how you could share in supporting Crecemos- DIJO through: Opportunity - A Unique Giving Program to Share in the Adventure of Life