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Campinas Blog

Home Sweet Campinas

Jennifer Carrere

Welcome home, AmSoc! The 2-month launch of the Campinas Chapter has officially concluded and we are home. It was a wild ride of Irish jigs, paint rollers, diplomats, chocolate eggs, new members, and “Let’s do this!” volunteers.

Each new member, launch event, and Reals raised is a resounding testament to the power of community and the power of Campinas. We are #campinas2gether.

 

The Campinas Chapter

As a chapter, AmSoc-Campinas now stands 45 members strong, with 38 Family and 7 Individual memberships. An incredible base to build a lasting foundation including members from all over the world (Brazilian, American, German, Norwegian, Belgian, Mexican, Korean, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Argentine, Uruguayan, Turkish, Chilean, Paraguayan, Dutch, and Canadian). The launch also facilitated new community outreach programs and partnerships.  We are thrilled to collaborate with Escola Americana de Campinas, Hotel Vitoria, PPG, Renner Paint, and 3M to develop sustainable community outreach programs, projects, and events.

 

Raising Funds and Awareness

The proceeds from this year’s launch events will help us fund a critical electrical repair project for Grupo Primavera. The facility was struck by lightning several months ago damaging circuit breaker boxes and wiring throughout the facility. These funds will facilitate the much needed repairs and installation of lightning rods.

 

Community Service

More than 50 volunteers rolled up their sleeves for the first Paint It FORWARD event at Grupo Primavera. Volunteers spent the day prepping, taping, and painting Grupo’s foyer, common areas, and cantina. It was an overwhelming success thanks to all of the incredible volunteers. We are excitedly working with PPG to plan the next colorful event...stay tuned. A warm Obrigada  to all of the volunteers and our generous donors: PPG, Renner Paint, 3M, and The Ballew Family. 

 

Community Spirit

What’s a few broken eggs? After the untimely cancellation of the Easter EGGstravaganza due to Yellow Fever Health Advisories, the Campinas Chapter filled our baskets and headed to Grupo Primavera for a surprise Easter Party. Nearly a dozen volunteers quickly pulled together to coordinate an unforgettable party for 80 kinder-aged children. The day was bustling and hopping with face painting, games, crafts, story time, sweet treats, photos, and the best Easter Bunny this side of the equator! Many many heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible...You Are The Difference. What better way to turn life’s lemons into something EGGceptionally sweet.

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