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Los Gatos Girls Need Help to Serve in Guatemalan Orphanage

Local students need to raise $4,000 to pay for expenses related to their service trip through the International Volunteer HQ program.

Megan Johnson and two of her friends are raising money to travel to Guatemala to serve the less fortunate. Courtesy GoFundMe.com
Megan Johnson and two of her friends are raising money to travel to Guatemala to serve the less fortunate. Courtesy GoFundMe.com
Los Gatos resident Megan Johnson and two of her friends were raising money last year through the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.com to spend two weeks during their summer vacation doing service work at an orphanage in Guatemala.

So far they've raised $350, but their goal was $4,000.

On their GoFundMe website page, Johnson writes that the money will help them pay for their transportation and fees related to their service through the International Volunteer HQ program.

Each year, Johnson said, the program places thousands of volunteers in Third World countries to help the poor. 

To help Johnson and her friends make the trip next summer, please click on the link above to donate. 

GoFundMe is a Patch partner. 

Do you know of a project in Los Gatos that deserves funding? Let us know in the comments, in a blog post, or head over to GoFundMe.com to start one.

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Parthenia M. Hicks December 10, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Wonderful to see our young people thinking of others and doing important volunteer work.

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