There are many ways that you can make a difference for the people of San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala.
Your support plays a critical role in sustaining and expanding the Mission’s life-changing programs, including healthcare, housing, and education. Ready to get started? Here are 10 ways you can support the people of San Lucas:
Every dollar you give towards the Mission’s work makes a difference. Your gifts do the essential work of building a more just world. The Mission uses your gifts in many ways, including buying books for students, treating malnourished children, and providing financial aid for people with disabilities. Because of your generosity, more people in San Lucas and the surrounding communities will have the opportunity to reach their full potential. There are many ways to give, including:
Whether or not you have the capacity to make a personal gift, you can fundraise! Here are a few options to consider:
- Run a Facebook fundraiser for your birthday (takes about 5 minutes to set up!)
- Host a gathering at your house where a staff or board member tells your friends or family about FOSL’s work (contact us to arrange the details)
When you visit Guatemala, you’ll build new relationships and experience the culture of San Lucas. Service projects can be arranged if visitors are interested, typically in collaboration with the Construction Program or coffee picking and processing (available from December – February). By walking alongside the people of San Lucas, and sharing what you learn with people in your community, you can help raise awareness about the Mission’s work. Click here to plan your visit.
Become a Long Term Volunteer in San Lucas! The primary work of Long-Term Volunteers is to accompany visiting groups and both facilitate their experience and interpret the work of the Mission. By working with Guatemalans and accompanying them in their daily activities, Long-Term Volunteers can learn about the richness of Mayan culture, the work of the Mission, and life in Guatemala.
Want to volunteer stateside? Occasionally, we have volunteer needs related to mailings, events, and other daily activities. Email us to learn more.
Drink Café Juan Ana! Café Juan Ana’s direct trade model pays growers above-market rates for their highest quality, 100% arabica coffee. Access to a predictable income strengthens communities through economic opportunity. By choosing Café Juan Ana, you are supporting the health, education, and livelihood of Guatemalan growers and their families. Every purchase makes a difference! Click here to get your coffee today.
Become a Coffee Ambassador
Promote Café Juan Ana in your community by becoming a Coffee Ambassador! Ambassadors raise awareness about Café Juan Ana coffee among friends, family, local special interest groups, church communities, and beyond. Contact us to get involved!
Fundraise with Coffee
Need to fundraise for a sports team, a school, or another cause? Fundraise by selling something everyone will love—Café Juan Ana! Our unique online fundraising platform is perfect for groups that do not want participants selling products door to door, or for groups looking for a broader reach to non-local friends and family. And every purchase benefits Café Juan Ana, in addition to your cause. Click here to get started with your fundraiser.
Join a Committee
Friends of San Lucas operates several program-specific committees that meet on a monthly basis. These committees, composed primarily of volunteers in the US, provide support for the Mission’s programs, such as Education, Women’s Center, Construction, Healthcare, and Coffee. Some committees require special skills or experience, while others do not. Interested in joining a committee? Contact us!
Follow us on social media
By liking, commenting, and sharing our posts on Facebook and Instagram, you can introduce your community to the Mission’s work and the cultures of San Lucas.
Frame a Photo
Frame It For Good is an organization that supports non-profits by framing photos for supporters like you in high quality frames and sending a portion of the cost back to the non-profit. If you have a special photo that you want to be printed and preserved, simply visit our page on the Frame It For Good website, upload your digital photo from your phone or computer, and choose the frame size you want! It could not be easier to get your photos printed and framed, all while supporting Friends of San Lucas.