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Sponsorship

Since the organization's inception, all of its programs have relied on the generous contributions of donors. When IMA's school opened in Guatemala, sponsors were sought to pair with each of the girls throughout their years of study. Not only did this bring sponsors into the IMA family, but it began relationships that lasted years where sponsors and girls could communicate and interact with one another through letters, gifts, and photos.
 
Many sponsors have visited the school to meet with their students in person. These have been incredibly rewarding and touching experiences. Most, however, simply interact through cards and as frequent contact as they wish. These supporters don't just financially support IMA's projects, but they also bring hope to the lives of their sponsor girls. Volunteers have witnessed countless examples of students who are lifted up and who choose to persevere when they find out that someone cares about them, and wants them to succeed.

There are two options for sponsorship at IMA. A supporter may choose a partial sponsorship of $35 a month where they co-sponsor a girl with other donors. They may also choose a full sponsorship of $70 a month. This money goes towards covering the cost of education, food, teachers' salaries, and all the others expenses needed for the school to function. New sponsors receive color pictures of their sponsor students, short bios of their stories, and IMA organizational information. They are then able to begin communicating with their girls through letters and e-mail. IMA will gladly translate any such messages to and from its students.

If you are interested in sponsoring a student or learning more you can contact IMA here. A volunteer will contact you through phone or e-mail and will answer any questions you may have about IMA or the sponsorship process. Make the choice today to change a child's life forever!

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Make a Donation

A significant portion of IMA's organizational expenses are covered through monetary or in-kind donations. Some donors choose not to sponsor a child, but to simply contribute to the general fund. These donations have also played a powerful role in the development of IMA. Many large projects have been funded through such donations including the purchase of a school bus, building construction, and irrigation systems for landscaping. Donations not only help the organization to fund its programs, but they allow for growth and expansion as new students and classes are added every year.

Some donations also come in the form of supplies including clothing, books, school supplies and more. In fact, much of the food served to IMA's students is donated by local businesses in Guatemala.

Donations in Name (in honor/in memory of someone) are a great way to give or honor another loved one. Donations can be made in to IMA in his or her name. It's a gift that gives twice -- to your loved one and to poor children around the world.

Many people are also interested in remembering favorite charities in their estate plans. By naming IMA as a beneficiary in your Last Will and Testament, you can continue the sponsorship support of a needy child and can also fund a special project, such as a medical clinic or school, that will benefit an entire community.

Donations can be made by accessing the Make a Donation link on the home page (click here to be redirected) or can be sent in anonymously to the address below. If you'd like to have any questions answered, feel free to contact us. A volunteer will reply to you by phone or e-mail and will answer any questions you may have about supporting IMA.

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Volunteering

Volunteers form the backbone of IMA's organization. All U.S. volunteers are unpaid. Their help is invaluable to the running of IMA's programs. From sponsor communication to leading trips, accounting to web design, these people give freely of their time to support the cause. More detail on opportunities to volunteer can be found here.

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