IT’S LA PAZ SCHOLARSHIP TIME AGAIN!
Children from low-income families in La Paz, Mexico, have a huge obstacle facing them if they want to go beyond the sixth grade, namely, not enough money. This time of year we again join with our friends in La Paz (the Fundacion Ayuda Ninos La Paz, A.C.) to make that dream come true for some of those children. The campaign is underway to generate scholarship funds for the school year 2014-15. What is collected or pledged will determine how many students will be helped with uniforms, shoes, gym clothes, tennis shoes, backpacks and school supplies. For those children who have to take public transportation, bus fare to and from the school will be provided. Plus, those who want to attend high school also incur a tuition fee.
As in the past, a full scholarship is $400 but any amount is welcome. Include your donation as part of your regular offering—or as a separate check—with La Paz Scholarship in the memo line. We need your pledge by May 26 so we can notify Judy Peterson in La Paz, but the funds will not be sent to La Paz until mid-July so you may donate by installments if you wish. Pledge forms are available in the church narthex and office; and will be inserted in the worship bulletins on May 4 and 11.