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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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Girls of WOMP, Women's Outreach Mentorship Program, taking the podium during the inaugural COPA Féria Del Mar hosted by @bocaspaddlingcluband and held this past weekend in epic 🚣conditions! #wompbocas #giveandsurfWhat a beautiful day spent in Old Bank with the community thanks to program director Zuleika and her band of supporters! 
The day was presented with ❤️ to raise awareness of bullying and support the Aguilas Doradas, a character building program focused around expression and creativity! #giveandsurfVolunteer Story Time PART 3 with Taylor Love, @taylorklove, from the USA and volunteer from July 15th-August 15th 
What would you say to someone considering coming down here? 
GO! It’s a professional organization that truly serves the local people. The staff here are true leaders in the community! #giveandsurfVolunteer Story Time PART 2 with Taylor Love, @taylorklove, from the USA and volunteer from July 15th-August 15th 
Most memorable experience?

Too many favorite memories! My favorite was reading this animal book to the kids in BR. We all acted out every animal and I laughed until it hurt. #giveandsurfVolunteer Story Time PART 1 with Taylor Love, @taylorklove, age 27 from the USA and volunteer from July 15th-August 15th 
What drove you to come here?

I was looking for a volunteer opportunity in Central America. I found Give and Surf on the internet, did some YouTube research and decided I would love to volunteer with this fantastic organization. #giveandsurfNever lose touch with your inner child, the innocent part of you that thinks you will pop every bubble in sight! @sunshineheroesfoundation #giveandsurf ...
#panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitudeKids discovering happiness in education is an everyday affair at Old Bank's community center thanks to our dear partners and supporters of @sunshineheroesfoundation who not only funded the build of this beautiful center, but also the staff and program expenses to run a summer school, after school program, and more that never existed before a year and a half ago! #gratitude #giveandsurf¡Bailando! Gotta get the wiggles out somehow with these energetic pre-schoolers💃🏼❤️❤️#panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback #nonprofit 
#nonprofitlife #volunteerlife #volunteer #grateful #surfing #surf #nonprofitorganization #travel #explore #givethanks #volunteerabroadSending immense gratitude to Rose Johnson, @rose_grace2406, an intern this past summer who worked her tail off with Emilie, @emjstreet, to develop programs for our new community center on Isla Cristobal! 
She has this to say to anyone considering a volunteer or internship opportunity with us!

That it is an unbelievable experience and unlike most volunteer experiences and internships, Give and Surf allows you to have a deeper connection with the community. As an intern I was pleased with the fact that Give and Surf gave interns real responsibility which I think is rare within the internship world. Give and Surf is also a lot of fun and Bocas is a great place to work and play. #giveandsurfProud to announce that we have co-created ▿INDIGO BENEFIT FESTIVAL▿@indigo_festival a day of music, art, yoga, documentary, and more to celebrate life and raise money for education in Bocas Del Toro! 
The day features a gang of amazing musical performances and creatives from near and far who will convene on Encinitas to celebrate life under the Indigo sky!

Music Lineup ↠↠↠↠↠
Rambo [@rambo.music]
Feather and Dot [@featherdotmusic] 
The Verigolds [@theverigolds]
Todo Mundo [@todomundoband]
The Moves Collective [@themovescollective]
Wicked Monk [@wicked_monk]
Andre Gallardo [@renchmonkey]
Grayson Schreiner [@thegreatsilversun] ▵Yoga and Market Lineups to come!▵ Made possible and supported by our favorites at
Culture Brewing [@culturebrewingco]
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Eve Encinitas [@eveencinitas]
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Ironsmith Coffee Roasters [@ironsmithcoffee]
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Harvest Peace [@harvestpeace]
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Head over to Facebook and search events for Indigo Benefit Festival or visit website indigofestival.live

Don't be there, be here! #indigofestivalFeeling the stoke last month at Bluff with Alonso, an active, surf stoked member of our SOMP: Surf Outreah Mentorship Program led by none other than @guacamole13 #giveandsurfClass 🤡 ing around with our Bahia Roja preschoolers is a volunteer favorite! Make sure to express yourself and the infinite capacity of your imagination through humor this Monday! #giveandsurf

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