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Students in Chocolá need Your Help

At Amigos de Chocolá, we believe building a better future for the world depends on a localized effort based upon principles of sustainability and respect for the cultures and traditions of others.

Amigos de Chocolá was formed to assist in providing foundations for long-term social and economic development in the town of Chocolá, Guatemala. Generally, our planned programs include educational and financial assistance. From a development perspective, the town has tremendous future economic potential in eco-tourism and specialty agriculture.  But education is the key to progress!

Providing a vehicle for students to stay in school, practice good work habits and learn to succeed at whatever they do, is central to our mission. Amigos has encouraged education through supporting scholarships to students whose families simply can’t afford to send them to school otherwise.  In these days of ever increasing expenses in all parts of our lives, it takes a relatively modest sum to fund a scholarship for one of these deserving students.

In the developing world, there is a premium on learning and retaining life skills.  Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders.  You can help fulfill the promise of tomorrow with a donation to an educational scholarship.

  • Any amount will help sustain educational opportunities for needy students in Chocolá
  • $200 (£160) will provide one year’s scholarship for a Middle School student**
  • $350 (£275) will provide one year’s scholarship for a High School student**
  • $100 (£80) will provide 100 Educational CDs for the Central Library’s learning center

**Please tell us if you would like to sponsor a student for 1, 2 or 3 years.

You can make a donation through PayPal quickly and easily; however a 2.2% + $0.30 amount will be subtracted from your donation to cover PayPal fees if donated in the USA, or a 3.7% fee if donated from outside the USA.





Alternately please send a check to:

Thomas T. Reiley, MD
Treasurer
Amigos De Chocola
17229 Rimrock Drive
Golden, CO 80401

Regardless of the method you choose you will receive a letter from the Treasurer acknowledging your net donation for personal and tax purposes. Note that if you wish to donate in behalf of another person, such as a specific Scholarship Fund, you may do so either through a PayPal notation or a note with your check.

OUR MOST RECENT FUNDING INITIATIVE WAS A GREAT SUCCESS

By partnering with another organization, Miracles In Action, Amigos was able to help improve conditions at the Basico (Middle School) in Chocolá. Funds were raised to purchase materials for the building of TWO NEW CLASSROOMS. Your generous donations also allowed Amigos to completely furnish the new classrooms with student and teacher desks, white boards and new cabinets that will house a library for the school. The new addition was built by volunteers from the village in only 6 weeks and was completed in early March 2015. The people of Chocolá join us in thanking you for your contributions to this important project.

We Celebrate and Thank Our Donors

We thank you for supporting our students in Chocola. Our students join us in thanking you–we continue this educational progress only with your help!

2017

  • KATHE ALLISON Charlotte, NC
  • REV. MARY ATWOOD Claremont, CA
  • ANN AUSTIN Cambridge, MA
  • JAMES BAWEK Claremont, CA
  • ALMA BAZERAS-CALDERON, Claremnt, CA
  • ELLEN BLASIUS Monrovia, CA
  • ROBERT BOSTRUM Athens, GA
  • CHRIS BRUCE Greenwood, CO
  • BENJAMIN CHAMBERS Portland, OR
  • SYDNEY CHAMBERS Seattle, WA
  • PAT COEN Mt.Pleasant, MI
  • JIM AND PAT COLEMAN Santa Rosa, CA
  • KAREN AND RUSS COULTER Westminster, CO
  • CINDY DASHER Thornton CO
  • CRAIG AND MEG DENTON Salt Lake City, UT
  • MARCELLA FASANO & MICHAEL REICHERT Nederland, CO
  • VIRGINIA,KRISTEN,BOB FOSSUM Pomona, CA
  • JUDY FRYER Collegeville, PA
  • GLENDA GORDON
  • HAL GREEN Vashon Island, WA
  • DAVID GREEN London, England,UK
  • JANICE & JOHN GREER Olympia, WA
  • SUSAN & STEVEN GUNTNER Claremont, CA
  • BEVERLY HARRIS-SCHENZ Pittsburgh, PA
  • SAM & MARY LOU HARTSHORN Richomnd, CA
  • ELLEN HILL Philadelphia, PA
  • JOHN & BRENDA HILL Claremont, CA
  • LAUREN HILL Los Angeles, CA
  • SUSAN HOLLYDAY Nashville, TN
  • BASIM KADKIM Bend, OR
  • CHRIS & CHET KNAPP Charlotte, NC
  • PATRICK & LINDA KRAEMER The Villages, FL
  • ELLEN LIN Azusa, CA
  • DAVID & JAN LINDERMAN Medina, OH
  • SUSAN LOMINSKA & JACK MILLS Claremont, CA
  • SIEGLINDE LUG-CHAMBERS Denver, CO
  • RANDY MARTIN Maggie Valley, NC
  • JERRY & MARGENE MAXWELL LaVerne, CA
  • SHARYL MCGREW Oakland, CA
  • ELEANOR MCNEES Centennial, CO
  • PAT & BARBARA MICHAELS Beallsville, MD
  • CHRIS & KAY MORELL Alexandria, VA
  • CHRISTINE MYALL LaGrange, GA
  • SARAH NELSON Denver, CO
  • CHRISTOPHER & CAROL OBERG Claremont, CA
  • LORNE & DARLENE OLFMAN Claremont, CA
  • ANGELA PATRIARCHA San Francisco, CA
  • NORA QUINN Clarmeont, CA
  • TOM & LINDA REILEY Golden, CO
  • JOE RETTIG Centennial, CO
  • ALICE RONKE Paso Robles, CA
  • RON RONKE Painesville, OH
  • BARBARA RUGELEY Claremont, CA
  • MARTHA SCHULMAN New York, NY
  • JULIE STEINBACH Claremont, CA
  • BOB & JAN SWOPE Elizabethown, KY
  • LEONA TAN London, UK
  • CHERYL TRINIDAD-STEWART Los Angeles, CA
  • ELAINE TURNER Claremont, CA
  • RENUKA VISHWANATHAN Upland, CA
  • BETSY WANNER BIKLE & DAN BIKLE Mill Valley, CA
  • PK WARE Scottsdale, AZ
  • KAREN WEBB London, England, UK
  • ROBERT & SUSAN WEEKLY LaQuinta, CA
  • PAUL WITMAN
  • KAREN YOSHINO Pasadena, CA

2016

  • KATHE ALLISON Charlotte, NC
  • ANN AUSTIN Cambridge, MA
  • REVEREND MARY ATWOOD Claremont, CA
  • RENUKA BALAKRISHNAN Upland, CA
  • JAMES BAWEK Claremont, CA
  • BETSY WANNER BIKLE AND DAN BIKLE Mill Valley, CA
  • LEE AND SIGLINDE CHAMBERS Denver, CO
  • KAREN AND RUSS COULTER Westminster, CO
  • CINDY DASHER Thornton, CO
  • CRAIG AND MEG DENTON Salt Lake City, UT
  • MARCELLA FASANO AND MICHAEL REICHERT Nederland, CO
  • VIRGINIA, KRISTEN AND BOB FOSSUM Pomona, CA
  • ANITA GALLONE, LONDON, UK
  • SUSAN AND STEVEN GUNTNER Claremont, CA
  • LAURA MCVAY-HANSEN Carlisle, IA
  • MARY AND SAM HARTSHORN Richmond, CA
  • BRENDA BARHAM HILL AND JOHN HILL Claremont, CA
  • LAUREN HILL Los Angeles, CA
  • PATRICK AND LINDA KRAEMER The Villages, FL
  • BOB AND ROBERTA LATTIMORE Denver, CO
  • DAVID AND JEAN LINDERMAN Medina, OH
  • RANDY MARTIN Maggie Valley, NC
  • JERRY AND MARGENE MAXWELL LaVerne, CA
  • ELLIE MILES London England, UK
  • CHRIS AND KAY MORELL Alexandria, VA
  • CHRISTOPHER AND CAROL OBERG Claremont, CA
  • LORNE AND DARLENE OLFMAN Claremont, CA
  • BOB PERSONETTE Jacksonville, FL
  • LEEANNE POWELL, LONDON, UK
  • NED REDENBARGER Broomfield, CO
  • TOM AND LINDA REILEY Golden, CO
  • JOE RETTIG Centennial, CO
  • ALICE RONKE Paso Robles, CA
  • CARL AND JULIE SCHWESER Iowa City, IA
  • KITTISAK SIRISAENGTAKSIN Claremont, CA
  • JULIE STEINBACH Claremont, CA
  • PK WARE Scottsdale, AZ
  • KAREN WEBB-GREEN AND DAVID GREEN London England, UK
  • ROBERT AND SUSAN WEEKLY Upland, CA
  • KAREN YOSHINO Pasadena, CA
  • STAFF AT MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS, LONDON, UK
  • YOGA STUDENTS AT QUAD CLUB, LONDON, UK