Piper’s Promotes: Bowling for Camarones Community Coalition, May 12, 2012

The Camarones Community Coalition is hosting a bowling fundraiser on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 3 pm until 5 pm at the Yerba Buena Ice Skating and Bowling Center (750 Folsom St., San Francisco- 3 blocks from Powell St. BART station).

Camarones, Ecuador is three hours from Quito in the Manabi province and is home to approximately 70 families, most of which are below the poverty line. The mission of CCC is to provide education opportunities for adults and children in the community. Their upcoming event seeks to raise funds to build a community center that will provide a location for town meetings, health services, environmental education programs, and activities for adults and children. Land for the community center has been donated by a family in Camarones.

The bowling fundraiser is hosted by Joanna Hsu, a graduate student in the department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, and Rick Hendrikson, a graduate student in Bioengineering. Joanna discussed her involvement with CCC, “Most of my friends don’t start non-profits after graduating with their PhDs, but this is what my good friend Emily [Kalnicky] did. While volunteering in rural Ecuador, she saw a need not being met and founded Camarones Community Coalition (CCC) to work with the local community on sustainable development projects. Organizing this fundraiser was a unique opportunity for me to partner with CCC to raise money for a community center that will serve as a meeting place, educational center, and location for health services.”

For the bowling fundraiser, shoes, bowling, beer, and soda are included for two hours (3-5 pm) and 100% of your donation goes toward the community center.

RSVP here. Suggested donation for this event is $20 for students, $25 for non-students. If you cannot attend, but would like to contribute, please click here. Camarones Community Coalition is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity.

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