Barrio Planta Project

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

The Barrio Planta Project (BPP) provides free supplementary schooling to the children of San Juan del Sur and surrounding areas with the goal to give them positive recreation and supervised structure during the other half of their day. BPP focuses on classes such as Art and Music that facilitate creativity, performance-based activities like Fitness and Dance that enhance confidence and curriculums that promote international communication by teaching valuable English and Computer Literacy skills. BPP believes that Creativity, Confidence and Communication are essential skills to learn and will help our students lead happy, healthy and productive lives.

http://www.barrioplantaproject.org

 

Colt Builders became involved with BPP after our Southwest Regional General Manager, Janusz Sakowicz, visited Nicaragua and experienced first-hand all of the positive things BPP offered the local children.  His passion to support the school extended beyond his visit, as he still currently provides meals to over 200 students on a monthly basis.

Ronald McDonald House

Salt Lake City, Utah

For over 25 years Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Intermountain Area has been dedicated to the health and happiness of children everywhere.  Ronald McDonald House provides a temporary home-away-from-home that serves and sustains families of children receiving treatment at area hospitals. Seriously ill or injured children cope better when surrounded by loved ones. The purpose is to keep families close, so that together they can rest and regroup; hope and heal; laugh and love.

http://www.rmhcslc.org

 

A long time supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, John Robertson introduced Glen to the organization.  Glen and Colt continue to support the organization yearly.

Platoon 22

Mud Dog Run – Frederick, MD

This local race benefits our veterans who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by helping raise awareness and money for PTSD and Platoon 22. Platoon 22 is a non-profit organization aiming to help veterans suffering from PTSD and decrease the number of service member suicides. Every day 22 service members succumb to PTSD.

http://platoon22.org

 

Participating in the event allowed us to support the organization with a fun, muddy race!

Elementary School in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Alma Yates recently went to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to bring school supplies to a small town elementary school.  The school has 74 students spread across grades 1-5 and two teachers. Many of the students do not have school uniforms to wear because the district did not have any available or the students grew out of their old one. Alma coordinated with the school director to get them new school uniforms.

Colt also purchased many basic school supply items such as pens, pencils, paper, colored pencils, scissors and glue for the students.  In addition, one of the thing the teachers asked for was a printer, so they could print out worksheets and activities for the students.

Colt Builders would be thrilled to return in the next school year and provide the children with some recreational equipment such as a slide, see-saw, monkey bars and soccer nets and balls, as well as updating some worn out school supplies for both the students and teachers.