Our Adopt-a-Project program is a way for volunteers, Chapters, and individuals or groups to stay connected to our project sites and help further our mission! We are excited to unveil the list for the 2016-2017 school year to all of our supporters. If you are interested in adopting a project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which project you choose to support! The projects will be updated once they have been adopted and new projects will be added throughout the year. Our new fundraising page will also track the amount fundraised! All projects are available to be adopted fully or as a section; if you would like to donate a specific amount to a certain project, please just notify us.
Project Alajuelita, Costa Rica
The Art Therapy Program provides psychological services to a greater population within the area including women, children, and those with disabilities. This project can also be adopted on a monthly basis of $150.
Many times, patients need to receive diagnostic tests that cannot be performed in our clinic, but cannot afford to have the tests done by private clinics. Each test costs $50, and can be adopted individually.
Know ALL of Yourself!- PARTIALLY ADOPTED
We are hoping to continue to expand the health education Mammography Program by offering mammograms and follow up care with Fundacion Nacional de Solidaridad Contra el Cancer de Mamas to women at no cost. Services for each patient can be adopted individually at a cost of $25.
Cutting Out Cervical Cancer
With a large number of Nicaraguan refugees lacking access to specialty care like gynecology, we hope to launch a pap smear campaign to test for abnormalities that could show underlying health conditions. Each pap smear costs $15 can be adopted individually.
Dancing with Our Stars
The Dance Therapy Program in Alajuelita allows women to express themselves through dance in a safe environment while working with Tatiana, our staff psychologist.
Spreadin' the Education
A projector would allow presentations to be updated regularly, and have more interactive information included in the health sessions, such as videos.
Healing the Mind- FULLY ADOPTED!
Increasing the psychological services offered by the FIMRC clinic would allow staff to serve the over 80 patients that are constantly on the waiting list.
Education Made with Love
Women and the disabled do not have as many opportunities to explore their abilities and develop skills to support themselves, and so these baking classes will help them develop self-confidence and professional skills. Classes can be adopted on a monthly basis of $160.
Project Restauración, Dominican Republic
Leading by Example
Agentes de Salud is a program for training teenagers in health outreach for the community, and those who graduate assist FIMRC with their efforts. Costs for this project include all transportation and program costs during the training, and can be adopted individually at $350 each.
Traveling Circus (aka Clinics)
We hold one mobile clinic every month, traveling to rural towns with the highest barriers to health access. The funding will allow us to purchase medicine, food, and transportation, and can be adopted on a monthly basis of $175.
To respond to the rapid growth of diabetes, Project Restauración runs a community-based diabetes program in three of our communities. It includes consultations, education, and assistance with prescription refills.
Stamp Your Way to Health
One of Project Restauración’s most popular (and fun!) activities with children are our health fairs. Participants from the community must collect a stamp from each table to be entered for prize raffles. $150 funds 1 health fair, and can be adopted individually.
Projecting our Passion
With a mini projector, Project Restauración would be able to access harder-to-reach and more vulnerable communities with education programming as the demand increases.
Emotional Intelligence: 100
This program is Project Restauración’s first class focusing specifically and exclusively on emotional intelligence for children aged 8-10. Funding will provide a workbook for each participant and a diploma upon successful completion of the course.
It Takes a Village
In partnership with Mothers Centers, FIMRC has begun to run programs including nutrition, diabetes and hypertension, and prenatal health. Costs include healthy snacks, transportation, educational materials for each participant and a certificate for each graduate. Each course can be adopted individually at $400.
Training the Trainers
Our health promoter program trains and supports local volunteers living within rural communities in basic first aid, as well as mobile clinics and preventative health initiatives. This project funds the purchase of supplies for current and future health promoters, and can be adopted individually at $125.
Project Anconcito, Ecuador
Educating the Educators- FULLY ADOPTED!
Funds raised will go towards buying first aid kits and providing training to the teachers and community leaders at the nine schools within the town limits of Anconcito. Each kit can be adopted individually at $50.
These after-school clubs focus on health education as well as life skills. Funding would allow us to buy materials and supplies for the courses throughout the entire year.
Fending Off Family Feuds
Escuela para Padres focuses on improving communication strategies between parents and their children and resolving conflicts without resorting to physical or emotional abuse.
FIMRC Anconcito supports the local obstetrician, Dr. Katherine, in her weekly psychoprophylaxis classes for pregnant women to prepare them for a safe delivery. Exercise balls and mats to lie on would make the experience more comfortable and enjoyable.
Say Our Name, Say Our Name
Having a personalized FIMRC tent and a banner explaining FIMRC’s mission and goals would allow us to attend health promotion events without having to rely on the availability of other organizations’ tents.
Change from the Ground Up- FULLY ADOPTED!
FIMRC would like to further develop a relationship with one of the local elementary schools, Escuela Cesar Rohon Sandoval, by implementing a school garden and incorporate nutrition classes.
The new FIMRC guest house and office is located in the Tiwintza neighborhood of Anconcito. The funds raised would help beautify a central space and create a small park for children, youth, and families to enjoy. Any amount may be donated to this project!
Kicking HIV/AIDS to the Curb
Grassroot Soccer is a curriculum where students gain a tangible understanding of HIV and AIDS and get a chance to practice the skills necessary for sustainable behavior change.
Leading from New Perspectives
Girls Leading Our World & Boys Respecting Others are interactive leadership camps that aim to empower youth. The camps will be run in partnership with local Peace Corps Volunteers and will also provide in-depth training to local leaders. Each camp can be adopted for $800 individually.
Project Las Delicias, El Salvador
A Home-y Touch- FULLY ADOPTED!
The FIMRC clinic has started to look a little worn out again after the last touch-up it received 5 years ago, and would benefit from a makeover.
Controlling That Sugar Rush
The clinic of FIMRC Las Delicias offers diabetic patients regular check-ups and if necessary refers patients back to the government clinic or the hospital in case their blood sugar is not controlled.
Who Runs the World? GIRLS!
This new program allows selected girls within the community to receive special training from FIMRC staff to help with outreach efforts. As a reward for their commitment, they will be funded to take English classes. Each sponsor can be individually adopted at $1000.
To be able to effectively handle the increase in the number of patients as well as the additional educational programs, additional blood pressure cuffs are needed.
Project Kodaikanal, India
Baby Check Ups- FULLY ADOPTED!
Having a portable Foetal Doppler will allow the OB/GYN to evaluate patients more thoroughly at the clinic as well as use it during outreach to neighboring villages.
Smoking Out Health Issues
FIMRC currently installs smokeless chimneys and stoves at the crèche children’s houses to reduce many health problems caused by smoke. Costs would cover building 25 chimneys at houses in different communities.
Down with Diabetes!
Due to a lack of awareness, not many people are diagnosed with diabetes and still lead unhealthy lifestyles. This project will help us to screen the community for diabetes during our community surveys.
Gotta Love Technology
FIMRC runs a program for school children educating them on various topics, including computer lessons. It would be beneficial if we could have a used laptop that can be used for education sessions.
Project Limón, Nicaragua
It's A....New Mom Kit!
FIMRC’s nurse at Project Limon runs an in-home visitation program, where women learn about pregnancy and tips for a healthy baby after the birth. New Mom Kits provide them with the basics needed for their newborn.
Filtering Out Disease- PARTIALLY ADOPTED
Water filters will be purchased with donations, and given to a family to provide access to clean water. As part of the donation, water safety education is given as well to reinforce the importance of clean water. Each water filter can be purchased individually at $40.
A Prick for Health
Project Limon currently runs a Diabetic Program within eight of the surrounding communities, including training community representatives. Costs cover the monthly supply of medication and glucometer strips, based on the number of visits. Monthly coverage of the program may be adopted at $100.
Making the Most of Medicine
Due to the large population we serve and being one of the most affordable pharmacies in the local community, our pharmacy needs some additional help in order to stay completely stocked. This project can be adopted on a monthly basis of $300.
The Whole Package
The Women´s Health Program provides education, screening, and medical care and treatment for women facing reproductive health issues as well as high-risk pregnancies.
Labor for the Lab
With this project, FIMRC would be able to supply a once a week laboratory with the partnership of the Ministry of Health providing a laboratory technician free of cost to perform the lab exams for the surrounding community. Any amount can be donated to this project!
Here at our clinic, La Casa de Refugio, we are expanding our improvements from Giving Tuesday 2015 to hopefully improve sanitation for patients waiting as well as having more sterile environment for procedures such as pap smears and wound care.
Building Blocks for Babies
In order to help decrease the amount of malnutrition, an initiative has been started providing monthly home-visits to all malnourished children offering several methods of assistance. Monthly nutrition support can be adopted at $50.
Project Peru - Huancayo & La Merced
We "Heart" Red Blood Cells
Anemia levels are high in La Merced, and funding would allow us to purchase equipment to quickly and effectively detect those at risk, and provide preventative measures to avoid long-term physical and mental consequences.
Project Guinea Pig (in English) is a program piloted in the Aco community that addresses anemia and malnutrition in farming communities. As incentive for participation, mothers are given a guinea pig that are rich in protein, and seeds for vegetables that are rich in iron.
Have Fun Where You Learn
Funding would allow FIMRC to support the special needs school of San Manuelito with a communication training program for teachers and build a 'Rewards Relaxation Corner' in each classroom to reward children for good behavior.
First Aid to the Rescue
The first kid kits will help incentivize participants as well as help the participants of Emercampo apply what they have learned through their training.
Project Cavite, Philippines
Craftiness Combats Cancer
While undergoing treatment at the Cancer Institute in the Philippine General Hospital, volunteers engage patients of all ages in arts and crafts activities in bed.
Surveying in Style
A laptop would allow FIMRC staff and volunteers to assist in managing the data collected during the house-to-house surveys, as well as help in the encoding and analyzation afterwards.
Zealous for Zumba
Different activities are planned in an effort to curb cardiovascular health problems faced by the community. Zumba has been particularly popular as a method of exercising!
Project Bududa, Uganda
Move Out of the Way!
The Mama Bridge Project builds bridges across the difficult terrain around Bududa. The hope is to decrease home births by making the journey for laboring mothers easier and safer. Individual bridges can be adopted for $100.
Terminating Typhoid & TB
Increased numbers of HIV tests are constraining our ability to expand testing to other important areas such as typhoid and TB. With your help we can purchase HIV tests to expand to these other services. Monthly testing can be adopted at $300.
Breathing New Life
Oxygen is particularly important to newborns, and so important for FIMRC’s maternity ward. This project funds an oxygen concentrator, which will provide an unlimited amount of oxygen without a multi-day trip to Kampala to refill oxygen tanks.
Phase II: Growing our Gardens- FULLY ADOPTED!
In 2015 FIMRC chapters raised money for our Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVCs). Phase II will focus on expanding gardens to a size capable of providing enough vegetables to sell and pay for school fees, further improve diets, and build savings.
Soon FIMRC be opening an in-patient ward specializing in advanced malaria in children; the funds will help to cover the costs of medication needed to treat patients. Monthly treatments can be adopted at $150.