To: Friends, Family and any and all who support the idea of volunteer service through Cultural Immersion:
Hello, my name is Denise Torres and I am raising money in order to volunteer with United Planet in a cultural immersion and social project located in Switzerland for the duration of one year.
The Volunteer Project:
Volunteers work at a school and/or organization that work with children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. These projects aim to provide their inhabitants with family-like surroundings, close contacts, as well as advance their development and sense of security. Volunteers assist in various types of classes as well as take care of the children. Switzerland is a global country, a financial center, and worldwide center for diplomacy and the most important UN international co-operation center with New York thanks to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations.
My hope is to take this opportunity and turn it into a life long career in which I can continue to work within this organization as a full fledge hired employee. At the very least I will come away with new experiences that will stay with me for the rest of my life. How many of us have a chance to really devote so much time to a cause? To let go of everything and travel to a new country not for leisure but to work and help children in need.
How the money will be used:
Every penny is going to the cost of the program. The program includes, room & board, transportation, travel, food, insurance, training, language school etc., all for one year. (Please see program link below)
$25: 3 Postcards from Switzerland
$50: A box of Swiss Chocolates, 2 postcards and a few photos of the children I work with.
$100: Swiss Souvenirs: (1 of the following) key chin, magnet, t-shirt and as well as 3 postcards, and a box of Swiss Chocolate and a photos of the children I work with
$150 +: A video tour of Switzerland (A Day in the Life) with the people in my life, the work I do. Language and customs and a thank you from the children I work with for the wonderful opportunity you have provided for me. This will be emailed to you.
All of this as well as my undying gratitude for making a dream of mine come true.
Thank you for your time.