2020 El Salvador Back to School

Opportunity Overview

Since La Casa de mi Padre opened in 2002, it has provided 35 children with a loving and safe environment. La Casa seeks to share the love of Christ with children in practical and tangible ways. Due to the children's difficult pasts, their hearts are full of emotional scars, although wounds are often hidden. As people share Christ's love, healing, and hope with the children and their families, restoration is happening. Through La Casa and the local church, our team will have the opportunity to serve these children and their families by connecting and playing with the children during their final week of "summer" before they head back to school. In addition, the team will prepare school supplies for the coming year. This includes covering the students' notebooks and workbooks with plastic, organizing backpacks, shopping for supplies, organizing uniforms and shoes, and helping with other back-to-school needs.


We're looking for 16 adults who enjoy working with children.

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By Sahar Zamir on 7/3/2019

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Cost: $2,150.00 due 12/21/2019

Milestone Amount Due Date
Security Deposit (NONREFUNDABLE) - due by first meeting $100.00
30% Due - 13 weeks prior to departure $645.00 10/5/2019
50% Due - at time of ticketing $1,075.00 11/4/2019
80% Due - 5 weeks prior to departure $1,720.00 11/30/2019
100% Due - 2 weeks prior to departure $2,150.00 12/21/2019
Name Description Location Date Required?
Security Training TBD Yes
M1 :: Team Kickoff This is the first official team meeting where we will start to get to know one another, talk about team roles, and answer any questions and/or concerns. Buckhead Church 3336 Peachtree Road NE - Room #C304 Atlanta, GA 30326 Aug 18 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT Yes
M2 :: Fundraising & Team Roles We will check-in with fundraising, brainstorming ideas for anyone who needs help with fundraising. We will also solidify any team roles that are yet unclaimed. Buckhead Church 3336 Peachtree Road NE - Room #C304 Atlanta, GA 30326 Sep 8 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT Yes
M3 :: El Salvador & La Casa de mi Padre We will discuss our planned activities, Salvadoran culture, and our in-country partner. Buckhead Church 3336 Peachtree Road NE - Room #C304 Atlanta, GA 30326 Oct 13 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT Yes
M4 :: Team Building We will meet together to tell our stories, then go to Sojourn Adventures for additional team building activities. This is going to be a long day, to simulate what our days in country may be like. 248 Peachtree Hollow Court Sandy Springs, GA 30328 Sojourn Adventures 9500 Medlock Bridge Road Johns Creek, GA 30097 Nov 9 2019 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST Yes
M5 :: Project Updates We will discuss project updates, and last-minute fundraising needs, current challenges, and future deadlines. Buckhead Church 3336 Peachtree Road NE - Room #C304 Atlanta, GA 30326 Dec 8 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST Yes
M6 :: Final Countdown This is our final team meeting before leaving for El Salvador. We will pack our team bags and distribute among team members to bring to the airport. 4674 Sharon Valley Court Doraville, GA 30360 Dec 30 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST Yes
Form Description Due Date Required?
Adult Team, Financial, Talent, and Medical Agreements - DUE BY THIRD TEAM MEETING 10/6/2019 Required
  1. Application
  2. All adults must submit to a background check
  3. Valid Passport - Expiration date must be 6 months after trip return date
  4. Once selected and approved - you will need to sign Team Covenant/Agreement and Releases
  1. Must be at least 18 years old

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