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2803, 2014

Alexander to Police Academy!

Giving, Living|

Eddie's eighteen year old brother Alexander will finally be achieving one of his lifelong dreams of attending the Panamanian police academy (school stars today!) thanks to the diligent fundraising of our stellar volunteer Elyse Eng in 2014. For those of you in other parts of the world, Eddie is a great friend of ours and the captain of our ship. He has been instrumental in taking charge of a number of projects in Bahia Roja and Bahia Honda. Alexander appears to be following in his steps towards a life of public service. After graduating from high school in the top 5 of his class, Alexander knew more than anything that the police academy was the next step for him. All of this was made possible through the fundraising efforts of Elyse and her network of supporters. We can't thank you enough for making this possible!  

712, 2013

Join Our Yoga/Service Retreat March 22nd-29th

Giving, Living, Seeing, Surfing|

Email to join and visit the Facebook event, More Info: Join Give and Surf and Durgaya Palmieri for a beautiful week of yoga, sun, and giving back in the island archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Where: Visit Bocas del Toro, Panama and stay at Palmar Tent Lodge to benefit the non-profit organization Give & Surf. Palmar is a one of a kind eco-friendly oceanfront lodge for yoga retreats, A place where you can relax and enjoy nature as you spend your days lounging on beautiful Red Frog Beach and your nightsfalling asleep to the peaceful sounds of the jungle and the rhythm of breaking waves. Accommodations range from comfortable private safari style tents to shared dorm safari tents or dorm bed. What: A week of yoga, relaxation, adventure, and service. This group trip will be benefitting the education programs of local non-profit organization Give and Surf. Give & Surf is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the area that has established a preschool, kindergarten, summer school, after-school program, music program, and english program. The organization provides substantive, hands-on, real world assistance to the indigenous Ngobe people of this island archipelago. When: March 22nd-29th Saturday to Saturday with the option to extend your stay in Panama City or Bocas del Toro. Prices: *Pricing varies depending on accommodation preferences. The proceeds are donated to Give & Surf. $1,500 private single occupancy $1,200 private double occupancy $1,100 private triple occupancy $1,000 dorm Included: Accommodations 3 Meals a Day: fresh and healthy food both meat and non-meat options available [...]

1510, 2013

Roller Hockey Benefit for a New School Boat raises over $1,000

Giving, Living, Uncategorized|

Our fundraising efforts for A New School Boat continue going strong with the help of beautiful people in New Jersey this past Saturday.  Great friend and supporter, Luke Levanchy, hosted a roller hockey tournament, raffle, and festivities for a crew of spirited people.  Congrats goes to members of the winning team: Blake Wardrop, Mitch Cardone,  Brett Killianski, Elliot Berger. Read more on what you missed Roller Hockey Benefit , and enjoy the pics! 

3009, 2013

New Partnership with Action Donation Services

Giving, Living, Seeing|

Give & Surf has partnered with Action Donation Services (ADS) and is now accepting donations of cars, boats, RV’s and other property donations.  Please donate that car, boat, yacht, truck, or RV, you no longer need. Your donations will support our ongoing programs and the transportation of children in Panama to school.  To receive a free evaluation of your potential donation, click here. Receive the maximum legal tax deduction and possibly a partial cash payment for your donation. “No obligation” evaluations of your potential donations are available with the click of a button. There is no charge to the donor for picking up donations anywhere in the U.S.A. Click here for more information about car, boat, yacht, RV and other property donations that may benefit Give & Surf or call toll free (866) 2-GIVING or (866) 244-8464. Pick up is anywhere in the U.S.A. so ask your friends and relatives to also consider donating to Give & Surf.  Click on the following links for more information on: Donating Your Property How Tax Laws Affect You? Additional Information for Donors? Partial Cash Payments ADS Reputation Give & Surf is a registered 501(c)(3), charitable organization, Federal I.D. # 27-3351048. Donations to Give & Surf are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

2609, 2013

Introducing Panama Concierge

Giving, Living, Seeing, Uncategorized|

There is no reason to make this long.  It is a pretty simple announcement that our partners and great supporters have started Panama Concierge: a boutique travel agency offering unparalleled personal service for extraordinary group travel experiences This forward thinking travel agency has shed their fanny packs, tevas, and binoculars by offering up the creme de la creme in group travel experiences.  These hermanos are big supporters of our work and donate a percentage of every trip to benefit the programs. Eat your heart out and contact them for your next group travel experience at

1608, 2013

New School Boat Fundraiser

Giving, Living, Seeing|

  CLICK HERE FOR FUNDRAISER We are seeking assistance towards the purchase and operation of a school boat, to be used to take children from isolated island communities to the programs we teach and schools we have built for the indigenous Ngobe people.  The area we work in does not have roads so all transportation is by boat and without a reliable means of transportation the effectiveness of the organization is jeopardized.  The organization's ability to serve is only as strong as its weakest link and our boat has been the achilles heel, threatening the very function of the organization. We transport students ages 3-16 for every program initiative, from preschool to building new schools and libraries. We believe in teaching and implementing an active lifestyle, developing curriculum based on experiential learning and hands-on-activities. A new boat will replace our broken one, and allow us the necessary vehicle towards transforming children's lives and rebuilding a community. For an island community, the boat is a necessity for education, as the alternatives are dugout canoes called cayucos.  This is an extremely dangerous way for the children to travel to school and for many of the students it is over an hour long commute by cayuco.  The area of Panama has patterns of bad weather that can last for weeks at a time and without a school boat to pick them up the students remain in their homes.  A school boat provides a safe transportation environment and reduces the hour long trip to [...]

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