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WHAT: Packing Boxes for Poor in Nicaragua
WHEN: Saturday, February 27th
TIME: 10 am – 1 pm
WHERE: William Evans Painting Co., 394 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604
SPONSOR: Maureen Shanley
ATTIRE: Please dress in layers since there is very little heat in the warehouse.

CT Quest for Peace is a faith-based non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid to the poor of Nicaragua through a variety of educational, healthcare, arts and microfinance initiatives. CTRPCV has been asked to help with the Humanitarian Cargo Aid program. This vital program helps Nicaraguan families overcome generational poverty and it is the backbone of CT Quest’s work in Nicaragua since the donated cargo shipments do triple service. Cargo shipments provide quality goods to the poor, creates funding for community programs, and builds relationships between you and the people of Nicaragua.

Peace Corps Volunteers in Nicaragua are also being helped because a major PC project is teaching English as a second language. We have collected and sent children and teen level reading materials that are being used in English Libraries that not only university and high school students can use, but they are also open to the community at large. A fun fact is that these libraries allow books to be taken home, which is not the way libraries in Nicaragua operate. Much to the surprise of the Nicaraguans who are running the libraries, the books are actually being returned. Who knows, maybe we will start a new trend in how libraries are run in Central America!

CTRPCV has been asked to repack boxes that will be shipped to Nicaragua. We will meet at Bill’s warehouse and work from 10 AM until 1 PM. Bill will have all the packing supplies, but you might want to bring your favorite tape dispenser (gun) like I do. Everyone is welcome to come and lend a helping hand.

Please contact Maureen Shanley at 203-775-9222 or maureenshanley@hotmail.com to let her know if you are able to help with this project. When she is at the warehouse you can call her cell: 203-788-0163.

For information about CT Quest for Peace go to http://www.nicaragua-quest-for-peace.org/. If you want to bring donations, CT Quest is always looking for SUMMER clothing, school supplies for children, books in Spanish, wheel chairs, kitchen utensils, and bed linens. A list can be found on our website.

We meet at William Evans Painting Co., 394 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Just follow the signs to the Port Jefferson Ferry. At the entrance (black iron gates), take a right and we are the second building on the left.

Directions: Northbound on RT 95 (Connecticut Tnpk.) Take Exit 27. Go straight off exit ramp for 3 blocks. Turn right onto Broad St. Go 200 yds. and go under the railroad bridge. Take immediate left onto Ferry Access Rd. Go 1 block to intersection. Turn right onto Main St. Travel 100 yds. The building is on left. Bill will have a sign in front and one of his trucks. Both have the name “William Evans Painting Co.”.

Directions Southbound on RT 95: (Connecticut Tnpk.) Take Exit 27. At bottom of ramp take immediate left onto Broad St. Go 200 yds. and go under the railroad bridge. Take immediate left onto Ferry Access Rd. Go 1 block to intersection. Turn right onto Main St. Travel 100 yds. The building is on left. The name is “William Evans Painting Co.”.

For more information, contact Bill Evans at 203-216-2115 or bevans2001@aol.com.