In this blog post, Suyapa and Alberto reflect on their experience working at the NPH-USA office in Bellevue, WA.
Suyapa (Class of 2016):
In December we spent two days in the NPH office to sign many letters to say thank you for the people who support NPH International
Katie also gave us a presentation on the many ways to collect money for NPH, for example Galas or many trips to the homes or other activities. I was really interesting to meet a lot of the staff people who support NPH, and I also heard some history about how one person decided to help one child and changed her life as a result.
I realized that the letters we write to our Godparents are as important to them as the letters we get from them are to us!
(Alberto, Class of 2016):
When Kara and Katie had invited us make calls to say thank you to NPH supporters, I honestly had no idea of the impact it was going to make on me.
We were 3 students who were able to make the calls that day: Jonathan (NPH Guatemala), Julio (NPH Salvador), finally me (NPH Haiti). We had over 800 calls to make if I’m not wrong. At first I thought to myself how is it going to be possible because English is not our first language? In reality it was very easy. I made the first call and the person answered, I was very happy to talk with him, and so we had a short conversation, this person was very nice and kind and I didn’t want to hang up the phone!
What I found out is that our supporters are very proud of us, they like when they hear the recipients of their donations talking with them. They supported us not because they know they will get the money back, they do it with love, with joy, they simply want to change lives.
Finally we made nearly 700 calls and truly it was a pleasure for us to do it, and if I had to do it again I would do it for my family.
A big thanks to all of you supporters who are helping in this great work in one way or another, know that you will not regret it.
Thank you to you Kara for giving us your time, to always be there to us in everything we do. We love you.
Thanks to all our host family especially mine, the Fitton family, I love you.
Finally I want to thank the NPH USA office staff, (Katie, Cristi, Hailey and Glory, and all their super volunteers) thank you for your hard work, we love you!