The global impact of the coronavirus reminds us that we are all connected, even to isolated towns in faraway countries like Nicaragua. Our collective well-being depends on recognizing these connections and collaborating with others. Our 30+ year relationship with Quezalguaque is one such collaboration that members of Brookline have pursued. Now it is more important than ever to continue our support. Please read the attached appeal and consider sponsoring our 2020 Fundraiser or donating in whatever amount possible so that we can continue our work together.
Sponsorship or other tax deductible donations can be made using the Donate button on the top right of our website www.BrooklineSisterCity.org or checks payable to Brookline Sister City Project can be mailed to PO Box 114, Brookline, MA 02446.
Help us Respond to COVID-19 & Continue Our Collaborative Efforts
to Secure Clean Water, Improve Health Care
& Support Education & the Arts
At this difficult time as we are all concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project had to make a decision with regard to our fall fundraiser. The fall celebration has been our major fundraising event. However, in this time of uncertainty regarding future social gatherings, we cannot count on a public event this fall and are making our annual appeal for your sponsorship and support at this time.
As you know, we are a volunteer-driven organization with no paid staff. All proceeds from our fundraising are used to support health and education initiatives in Quezalguaque. We receive no government or public funding.
In addition to collaborating on health and educational needs of the community, we have recently responded to requests related to COVID-19 from both the Quezalguaque Health Department and municipality. The health department asked for funds to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for the staff at the main health center and 3 satellite sites. The municipality asked for support for an educational outreach campaign for teams going door-to-door to promote physical distancing and hand-washing.
In the face of the uncertainty of the current situation, it is vital that we honor our long-standing commitment to the people of Quezalguaque. This will likely be a time of unprecedented need. Therefore, we are asking you to consider making a sponsorship-level or other contribution now instead of one in the fall.
This current appeal will be our major drive for 2020. We ask for your help at whatever level possible. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and may be targeted to specific projects or given to the general fund.
2020 Fundraising Campaign Celebration Committee
Elias Audy, Carol Caro, Chobee Hoy, Bernard Greene, Liz Kass MD,
Peter Moyer MD, Judy Paradis, Carol Piñeiro, Richard Segan,
Lois Statlender, Lisa Wisel, 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 2020 Fundraising Campaign to enable the Brookline Sister City Project to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and continue its other programs and initiatives.
___ $250 Líderes ___ $500 Cónsules ___$1,000 Diplomáticos
___$2,500 Embajadores ___$5,000 Presidentes $____Other Amount
Phone: ___________________E-mail address:__________________
Use my donation for: __General Fund __Specific Project. Specify: ________
Please make your sponsorship commitment as soon as possible; we would appreciate receipt of your contribution by June 30, 2020.
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 can be mailed to BQCSP, P.O. Box 114, Brookline, MA 02446 or made on-line at www.BrooklineSisterCity.org