End of Year Appeal

December 2019

We know there are many requests at this time of year and hope you’ll consider the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project in your end-of-year giving plans.

The deteriorating Nicaraguan economy has led to reduced local tax revenue and reduced aide from the central government making our support even more important than previously.

While we have not resumed volunteer travel to Quezalguaque, we have continued to support collaboration with the community. Our clean water initiative made real progress in 2019. As of this writing, we’re very pleased to report that there was significant infrastructure improvements made in all 7 rural well systems (MABES). With additional support we hope to make further improvements and move some of the MABES off an unreliable local power grid and on to solar power.

The community is also looking to the Sister City Project for continued support in historical areas of partnership (arts, health care and education) and new areas. We are now reviewing with the municipality a proposal for costly repairs and renovations to the library. We are also reviewing proposals for repairs and upgrades to computer classrooms.

The Sister City Project has no office or paid staff. Your donations go to support our partnership with the Quezalguaque community.

Tax-deductible contributions may be made on-line at BrooklineSisterCity.org or checks payable to the Brookline Sister City Project may be mailed to PO Box 114, Brookline, MA 02446.   

Thank you for your support.
Happy Holidays!
Richard Segan
President, Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project

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Education Forum

Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project’s
Educational Forum & Fundraiser

October 17, 2019 – 6:30 pm
Brookline VFW Post, 386 Washington Street

“Sister City in the Age of Trump & Ortega”

Featured Speakers
Governor Michael Dukakis
Eva A. Millona, Executive Director, MIRA 
(Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition) 
Stephen Kinzer, Award-Winning Foreign Correspondent

6:30 pm-Lite Buffet Reception catered by Vine Ripe Grill
(Suggested contribution $60)
7:15 pm-Program & Educational Forum



Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project
Celebration Committee
Gov. Michael & Kitty Dukakis, Hon. Tommy Vitolo, Bernard Greene,
Chobee Hoy, Elias Audy, Carol Caro, Chris Chanyalsulkit, Raul Fernandez,
Bambi Good, Jock Grew, Nancy Heller, Judy Paradis, Richard Segan, 
Lois Statlender, Lisa Wisel, Neil Wishinsky, Kea van der Ziel, MD


Yes!!! I/We believe in the mission of the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project and would like to sponsor the Sister City Project’s October 17th Educational Forum & Fundraiser at the following level:

___$5,000 Presidentes   ___$2,500 Embajadores   ___$1,000 Diplomáticos

                   ___ $500 Cónsules              ___ $250 Líderes

Name(s) as should appear in program materials:

___________________________________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________________

Phone: _________________

E-mail address: ________________________________

Use my donation for: __General Fund   __Specific Project. Specify: ________

Tax Deductible
Contributions to the Brookline Sister City Project are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Brookline Quezalguaque Sister City Project is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3). 

Sponsorship or other contributions payable to Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project may be mailed to BQCSP, P.O. Box 114, Brookline, MA 02446 or using the donate button above.

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SAVE THE DATE

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Water Project

Our Water, Our Health, Our Future Brookline & Quezal (1)

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February Book Sales to Benefit Quezalguaque Library

Need a Valentine’s present for a loved one? Looking for a book to curl up with during these cold days or to read with your children or grandchildren during February school vacation week?

We’ve got you covered!  February is Quezalguaque Library Month at the Friends of the Brookline Library Book Sale.   Prices can’t be beat!

All proceeds from sales during February will be donated to support the Sister City Project built library and mobile library in Quezalguaque. Items being sold include books, DVDs, books on CDs, music CDs, games and magazines.

Library front

The Friends of the Brookline Library sale locations:
Brookline Village Library, 361Washington St.
Coolidge Corner Library, 31 Pleasant St.
Putterham Library, 959 West Roxbury Parkway

 Background – Quezalguaque Library

The Quezalguaque Library was built in 2004 as a cooperative project between the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project and the Town of Quezalguaque.  Lead sponsorship support was provided by the Sister City Project and more than 20 persons from Brookline helped build the library. Computers and library furnishings were donated by the Brookline Rotary Club and the Town of Brookline. Brookline High School students raised $3,500 for book acquisition, and personal donations of Spanish books, music and board games were made.

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The Brookline Sister City Project continues to support the library today with funding for books and supplies, as well as for the transportation of a “mobile library” to primary schools in more remote areas of the community.  More recently we been collaborating with the nonprofit “Viva Leon Leyendo”, training library staff and volunteers to more effectively share the joy of books and the stories they tell.

 

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