Students Helping Honduras Fundraiser in UWS Seeks to Build a School in Just One Night

Students Helping Honduras (SHH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to end extreme poverty and violence in Honduras through education and youth empowerment. Specifically, SHH helps builds schools in Honduran towns and villages where they are sorely needed.

Honduran children often skip school because the closest one is miles away, and the roads between are not easy to travel and dangerous, leading to kidnappings, rapes or worse. When there are schools in a village, it usually takes place in a repurposed store or market, and basic needs such as bathrooms and meals are not provided.

100% of the funds raised for SHH goes to the materials and transportation costs to build a small 3-room school, complete with bathroom and small kitchen. The cost of the construction materials is just $25k, and with the labor provided by student volunteers and locals, raising enough money to build a complete school in one evening is very possible… but only with your help.

The 2nd Annual Brick-By-Brick Fundraiser is taking place at Sesame Workshop on the Upper West Side this Wednesday, November 2nd @ 7pm, and they aim to hit this $25k goal. Your $75 contribution at the door goes directly to SHH, and includes access to an open bar with hors d’oeuvres served all night. There will be a silent auction, prizes, games and more, so please come by and help us make a difference for hundreds of Honduran children desperately in need.

Last year, we raised over $15,000 and were able to finish the construction at a school in El Por Venir village. This year, the event will build an elementary school in Baudilio Pineda, which will benefit over 600+ students.

If you cannot make the event, or are not in NYC, please consider donating, even if it is just a little, to help us build a school with SHH.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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