Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Celebrating our Trip to Jamaica in November 2016 & the Work of our Staff

Just because you haven't heard from us in a while, doesn't mean that we haven't been busy behind the scenes!  We have been raising money, collecting donations, finding ways to ship goods, reading grants and saving up for the travel we personally pay for to the countries we reach out to as an organization.

School fees, supplies and equipment, clothes, money to help the poorest schools are being gathered for our visit to Jamaica in November 2016.

A toast to our staff who have day jobs but choose to volunteer without compensation to do and be more.  More details about our Jamaica trip to come!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Jamaica School/Student Project 2014-16
St. Mary and Kingston, Jamaica
The 2Build 4Ward International (2x4 Int’l) volunteers will be traveling to Jamaica in August 2016. They will pay for their own travel and lodging costs to Jamaica and hand-deliver the donations directly to those who need it. Because of this, 100% of your donation will go to the purpose of providing a clean, safe, happy and well-fed learning environment for children. And, you will receive a tax write-off for what you donate!
2x4 Int’l 2015-16 Goals
Ø Pay school fees for up to 70 students
Ø Buy school equipment for 3 classrooms in 5 schools in different grades
Ø Purchase school shoes, backpacks, and school supplies for students in St. Mary and Kingston
2x4 Int’l Past Successes in Jamaica
In 2014-15, 2x4 Int’l was able to touch more children's lives as we reached out to more schools. We have built relationships with four schools in St. Mary (the poorest parish in Jamaica) and one basic school in Kingston in Jamaica. We bought school supplies and equipment for students and schools and paid a water bill for our basic school project in Kingston. We also paid 50 student school fees so these children would have basic access to health and education activities.
In 2013-14, we were able to pay for 40 student school fees in 4 different schools (2 in St. Mary--rural area and 2 in Kingston—urban area). We bought and delivered school supplies and equipment, zinc and wood (for hurricane-damaged homes), and fishing equipment for the fisherman community in St. Mary.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Local Efforts Feed the Dream!

Celebrating our local California garage sale in February & all that was donated to our 2x4 Int'l projects! Thankful for Delia and Gayle for making this happen. See you soon Jamaica Projects!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A THANK YOU Note to our Supporters & Staff

We want to let you know what our small but mighty nonprofit does with your donations (in goods & $). None of our Board of Directors or staff get paid.  We donate money, we hold fundraisers, we ask for donations, we make things to sell, we clean our houses out over & over to have garage sales, we go buy blankets, food, gloves & goods and more. We serve the homeless in our backyards and the disadvantaged in poor countries. We do this because we believe in the idea of community, of doing & being more and of giving back to others knowing that we have been given so much.

Our supporters? All your donations of goods and money are hand delivered or shipped to places like Mexico, Africa and the Caribbean. 100% of your good deeds go to our projects. We wish you all could be present when these goods and services are delivered.  Truly, it moves us to tears each and every time we are able to share your hearts & goodness.  Please accept our deep bow and heartfelt THANK YOU for all that you do...both to our donors & our Directors of the Board and our amazing staff.

We are accepting donations of blankets, jackets and gloves (new or in good condition) and food & water through December 23rd.  Email 2x4international@gmail.com and we will arrange a pick up. You can also donate $ or give the gift of a donation on our site @ http://2x4international.blogspot.com/.  And, if you want details of where your donations go, email us and we will give you all the details!

Tonight's story...
Mission off of Richards Blvd in Sacramento, CA.  Earlier tonight, our friends were sitting & standing outside the Mission
From one of our staff members...

Dear folk: Tonight I drove to the airport to drop off a work colleague. I went home via Richards Blvd and stopped outside the Mission. On behalf of our donors, I distributed warm quality jackets, great purses, gloves & food (all donated by our staff and Board of Directors) to a needy bunch who surrounded my car. I cried on the way home. They were all so humble, some mentally ill, some old, some young and all cold. One woman said she will use her purse to hold her precious rocks. We made a difference! And we have so much. Cheers to us and our walk. #moved!