el Uniforme – Since the beginning of our scholarship program, we have purchased the uniforms from el Uniforme. The owners have always been supportive of our programs and have given discounts for the purchases.
Leche Caracol has donated six gallons of milk a week during the school year. We have used this milk in our lunch and/or breakfast program.
Zapateria Yoli – We have purchased shoes and tennis shoes for the scholarship students from Zapateria Yoli since 2007. They have always offered the best shoes possible for a discounted price. This was important to us since they had to be durable.
Tailhunter International – Jill and Jonathan Roldan, owners of Tailhunter Sportfishing and Tailhunter Restaurant, asked us in the summer of 2013 about the needs of our students regarding donations of school supplies, clothes etc., and the possibility of sponsoring students in our scholarship program. Over the last several years, the Roldans and their “Tailhunter Tribe” have donated literally tons of needed items to some of La Paz’s neediest areas and granted several scholarships so “our kids” can pursue their educational dreams and complete junior and senior high school.
redondeos – when stores ask patrons if they wish to donate the small change coming back from a purchase.
Tiendas Oxxo (stores much like the 7-11s we know in the U.S.) held a redondeo from January through March of 2011, to benefit FANLAP. We are delighted to say that in July we were presented a check for more than 300,000 pesos which shows how those pesky little centavos can mount up. We continue to receive OXXO support. On March 26, 2015 OXXO’s redondeo check totaled more than 475,000 pesos!
We are grateful for the support we receive from our local and international partners. Together we are making a difference.