It’s the 10th day of 30 Days of Trains! Can you believe it?
To celebrate the milestone I’m requesting that 10 people share this project with 10 people they know who would have an interest in learning more. Let me know that you’re one of the 10 by leaving a comment on this post.
Late to the game?
Read the first post about the project here: http://mollymeg.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/help-molly-help-paraguay/
First day of 30 Days of Trains!: http://mollymeg.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/30-days-of-trains/
More information about Conductors (a specific program the grant will support): http://mollymeg.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/conductors-of-culture/
A great post explaining the history intertwined with the train stations: http://mollymeg.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/biking-the-distance/
10 for 10! Help me reach my goal by sending an email like this:
Hi! My friend/sibling/niece/etc. is currently a volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in the South American country of Paraguay. Her small town is remodeling the old train station into a community and cultural center, as currently there isn’t one. Supporting the train station will provide a key learning and social space for children and young people, a meeting place and institution of historical preservation for adults, and a tourist attraction for visitors! The majority of the grant funds will be used to train youth as cultural guides at the train station in order to help develop it’s potential as a community space. Youth will be paired with mentors and complete six months of weekly service in the train station to provide programming and events for the community. This program is being run with local partners to ensure future sustainability of the project.
Help Molly reach her goal and be part of her story! You can follow along on her blog here: http://mollymeg.wordpress.com/
She’ll happily answer any questions you may have. Let me know if you’d like me to put y’all in contact.
Other ways you can help:
-Post about it on Facebook
-Leave comments on the blog entries
-”Like” my Facebook posts with my blog entries so that they appear in more people’s Newsfeeds
-Send me ideas/feedback/suggestions
-Do a quarter “drive” at work
-Have a school group or some other group that loves competition, do a penny war!
-Make a donation in honor of your valentine. Nothing says love like a restored train station in the “heart of South America” (Paraguay’s nickname)