Monteverde, Costa Rica: Visiting and Donating

The information below was provided by the Fjelstad-Ferguson family following their sojourn in Monteverde, Costa Rica ending last year. More information will follow.

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Website and contact information
for Costa Rica Study Tours, the Quaker tours started in 1984: http://www.crstudytours.com.

The website provides links to their January tours, custom tours, tour photos and an e-mail link. The tour operator (and granddaughter of the family that started the tours) is Sarah Stuckey. We enjoyed meeting people on her tours a number of times during our 2 years there, and seeing her and her family often. Her son and Gabe were in the same class at school.

Phone 011-506-2645-7090 (yes, the number has one more digit than we are accustomed to.) Fax 011-506-2645-6522 P.O. Box 46-5655, Monteverde, Costa Rica

Donations to the Monteverde Friends School:

The way to give a tax deductible donation in the US is to send a check to:

Monteverde Friends, U.S. c/o Clara Rowe P.O. Box 993 Amherst, MA 01004

Please be sure they specify that it is for MFS.

It is also possible to give online via networkforgood. Unfortunately there is a Monteverde School in California that is easy to get mixed up with ours. For us Monteverde Friends US is the name for which to search.

A bit more about the school, where Annika served as Director from 2007 to 2009 — Nestled in the cloud forest community of Monteverde, Costa Rica, the Monteverde Friends School was founded over 50 years ago by Quakers who left the United States in search of a country and community that supported their peaceful principles. Today, our school continues to promote the universal values of peace, love and respect in the context of a challenging bilingual education and a sense of community. Their website, at http://www.mfschool.org/, also tells how US high school students can study abroad for a semester or a year at Monteverde Friends School, and provides information on teaching, work, and volunteer opportunities.

Donations for the purchase and preservation of cloud forest
to continue the conservation work begun over 50 years ago by Quakers can be made via one of the following two channels:

A. If you don’t want the donation to be tax deductible, then send it to: AsociaciĆ³n Conservacionista Monteverde Apartado Postal 124 – 5655 Monte Verde Puntarenas, COSTA RICA

B. If you want the donation to be tax deductible send it to: Monteverde Conservation League U.S. 1128 Weidman Rd. Town and Country, MO 63017

The latter has a percentage taken out for overhead. The former does not.

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