Updates from Rancho Feliz, Mexico
Just a quick Rancho Feliz update from our friend Raechel Running.
Since the inception of our “Guardian Warrior” Exchange Program we have facilitated over 15,000 volunteer visits. Due to the continued and growing success of our Exchange Program, Alejandro, Heather and I have spent quite a bit of time this summer revamping the Program’s web-page
Now, interested volunteer groups can go to the site and see:
- Description of the volunteer experience
- Sample Exchange Program weekend visit
- 29 mostly commonly asked questions and answers
- Photos of various volunteer groups at work
- Photos of the Exchange Dormitory
- A floor plan of the Exchange Dormitory
- Driving directions to the Exchange Dormitory
- Information on Safety in Mexico
- Downloadable Participation Forms
- Personal endorsements from past participants
Also, we now have an on-line “menu” of Volunteer Projects that the groups can choose from ranging in cost from $10,000 to Free. This menu includes:
- Building a Home in the Barrios
- Barrio Food Distribution
- Mexico Mutts Animal Welfare Program
- Visit the C.A.M.E. Migrant Center
- Visit the C.R.R.E.D.A. Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center
- Orphanage Volunteer Opportunity
- Interactive School Visit Program
- Barrio School Painting Projects
- Visit to “La Frontera” (The USA/MEX Border Wall)
And of course we have the “Donate” opportunity prominently displayed on the page.
Next, I believe you know that Rancho Feliz is responsible for introducing the One Heart World-Wide organization’s Tibet-proven “Network of Safety” Pregnancy Care Program to the Tarahumara Indians of Copper Canyon. This life-saving Program has been an amazing success and it is growing by leaps and bounds.
In an effort to continue Rancho Feliz’s financial support we have dedicated a web-page to this vital Program. Please visit it and see for yourself.
And lastly, inspired by Patrick & Amy Armstrong’s "Next Generation Philanthropists" donation receipt policy, Rancho Feliz now has an automated digital donation receipt format in place.
Life is good!
We have a very busy autumn/winter ahead of us and we thank you again for your ongoing support and friendship.
A LOCAL NOTE! The FALA students are going to volunteer at Rancho Feliz at the end of October. Yeah Flagstaff!