Help a Morris student do good in the world

One of our students is trying to get to Costa Rica to do medical volunteer work — only this stuff costs money. She’s set up a donation page, and this is what she plans to do.

I have the opportunity to participate in a life changing volunteer experience in San Jose, Costa Rica with my cousin, Brianna Farnell. Brianna and I will be stationed in either a nursing home, AIDS clinic, hospital or an ambulance service, depending on where we are needed. We will be staying with a host family in the San Jose area from June 14th to June 29th, 2014. The experience is through an organization called International Volunteer HQ or IVHQ. Through lots of research of various volunteer programs, we found IVHQ. It offers the lowest prices, great reviews and a solid reputation. 

I am contacting you for help. The cost of the trip is $3,840 which covers the expenses of both of us for two weeks. We will be sharing any donations we are fortunate to receive. 

The cost break down is as follows: 

-Round trip airfare for the cheapest flights: $853 per person

-Cost of the program (including meals and host family accommodations): $902 per person

-Spanish lessons and fees to volunteer in healthcare: $165 a person

If you’re feeling wealthy today, kick in a little bit for a good cause.