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2803, 2014

17 Students Off to Middle School

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It is with great pleasure to announce that the School's Back Beach Bash fundraising event held at Palmar tent lodge early this month was a huge excess that exceeded everyone's expectation. Thanks to an awesome turnout from the Bocas Del Toro community and invaluable support from our partners, Palmar and Jak Kennedy's Tronco Negro ferry cruise, we were able to come together and raise the funds necessary to send all 17 of Bahia Roja's deserving middle school students to school in Old Bank. Now, for the sake of reliving the excitement, lets take a look back to some of the days most memorable moments.

2803, 2014

Alexander to Police Academy!

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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

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Email info@giveandsurf.org to join and visit the Facebook event, https://www.facebook.com/events/263030337192044/ 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, www.palmartentlodge.com/upcoming-retreats.html. 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

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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

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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

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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 info@panamaconcierge.com

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LINK: http://giveandsurf.org/volunteer/  #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitudeSOMP: Surf Outreach Mentorship Program has a whole new batch of students that are all surfing for the first time! 
A platform in which local surf mentors cultivate a wonderful learning environment for our students to discover the big 🌊! These same surfers will be receiving their first surfboards in a few weeks thanks to @yehudabenhamo and company who donated to the surfboard drive in San Diego! 
#giveandsurfEverything tastes better from scratch 👨‍🍳. We're cooking up some great things this year!  #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitudeWelcome to the Wonderful World of Bocas! There are cuddles all around 🤗  #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #preschool #kindergarten #escuelita #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitudeOmar is so full of excitement 🤸‍♂can you match his energy? #TinyToroThursday🐂  #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitudeFound a Red Frog aka Strawberry Poison Dart Frog. This variation of the dart frog is found only on Bastimentos island in Bocas del Toro and is the most toxic. They usually hide under leaves and undergrowth in the tropical rain forest and stay to themselves. We love seeing these guys and treating them with respect! 
#BeautifulBocas #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #ribbit #respectnature #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitudePour Some Spicy Böys on your rice and beans! 🌶#giveandsurfPreschool Project Update:
Thanks to our first group of volunteers from @surfforlifeteam and @salesforce we have made great progress on the new preschool classroom in Bocas. The first bricks have been laid and we are excited for our second of three groups to start work this week! We will keep you updated!
#giveandsurf #surfforlife #panama #bocasdeltoro #nonprofit #volunteer #travel #explore #volunteerabroad #giveback #island #surfing #gopro #adventure👩‍🚒 stop drop and scroll to: http://giveandsurf.org #giveandsurfSaturday’s Back-to-School event recap! The spirited Bocas community showed up in unprecedented fashion as we raised over $10,000 towards educational programs and services in 2018! 
A special salute to each and everyone of you for showing up and a tip of the 🎩 to @barcohundidobar and @bocasbrewery for providing this amazing location! #gratitude 🎬: @zafromannDaily Life of A Volunteer:

We are excited to welcome our new volunteer, Gillian, who is from Ireland and will be with us for the next month! First day of school and she is already fitting right in. Building bonds and spending time with these kids is priceless! 
The application process is simple! Give us your name, contact info, date/desired length of your stay and your reason for volunteering

http://giveandsurf.org/volunteer/  #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitudeThe weekly #GiveandSurfReport will keep you in the loop with our many new program updates! 
Check out Bocas del Toro's newest halfpipe heroes getting familiar with our new Skateboarding Program in Old Bank thanks to @owlcat and @welcomeskateboards!  #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #skatekids #skateboarding #newexperiences #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitude

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