Donors & Donations

March 2019 – Student Government – COAR Leads the Way Nationally

What do the children write about? These are children, after all, so they write about their daily lives: chores, homework, how much they like chicken and soccer. But as they grow and mature, their letters reflect new horizons. An exciting new development is captured in this letter, written by Luz, (see translation, below.) When 50 …

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Watercolor original by: Marie Spaeder Haas

March 2019 – Executive Director’s Reflections & News from El Salvador

From the Peace Mission’s Executive Director By Mary K. Stevenson Solidarity & Generosity Our translation program with high schools began in 2004, when I, in my first official act as Executive Director stood in front of a closet full of suitcases and boxes of untranslated letters from the previous few years. They had renovated our …

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Best Evidence That COAR Is Respected: Growing Salvadoran Collaboration

Given the long history of distrust & struggle in El Salvador, the historic lack of transparency, the limited income tax system and frankly the war – El Salvador does not have a very rich tradition of domestic charitable cash giving.  The country simply never developed a habit of major and widespread (cash) philanthropy.  People simply …

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Sponsors Visit COAR & Teach English in the High School

A group of wonderful parishioners from St. Rita Parish, Ohio, traveled to El Salvador to visit their projects in the mountaintop town of Teotepeque and spent one morning teaching English at the COAR high school and visiting with the COAR children.  The day began by teaching four sections of high school English.  But, this was …

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Salvadoran Businesses Donate Supplies & Encourage Employees to Volunteer @ COAR

   For most US-based international charities, it is always our hope that faith and trust in the project can lead to the genesis of local-born support for the charity.  The Board at COAR Peace Mission has always hoped that we could lead by example and one day build a volunteer or donor base within El …

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