Founded in 2006 by Peter White, Friends of Students for 60,000 strives to provide adults with meaningful opportunities to assist the poor.

The group works on projects in Northport and throughout Long Island and builds partnerships in Nicaragua, continuing and complementing the decades of hands-on work done by Peter's former Northport High School group, Students for 60,000, which he advised until his retirement.

Projects range from building homes, supporting education, and creating potable water systems in Nicaragua to helping the needy locally through housing and nutritional support, establishing community gardens, working with laborers and the homeless, and much more. Friends is unique in that it enables people to volunteer and put their real-life skills to use. From college students to senior citizens, we welcome you to join us as we walk hand in hand with the poor, providing the resources they need to break the vicious cycles of poverty. 

Support our 2013 holiday postcards fundraising campaign! 



Every bit helps!  Donate by check (100% tax deductible) or Paypal (see "Ongoing Projects").

OVERVIEW OF OUR PROJECTS - Responding to those in need::

  • Working Trips to Nicaragua (another trip is in the works for Spring 2014)
  • CHIP Housing Initiative in Nicaragua
  • Water for Nuevo Amanecer, Nicaragua
  • "Becas" Educational Scholarships Program, Nicaragua
  • Field of Dreams recreational baseball project, Nicaragua
  • Comedor (Children's Nutrition) Project, Nicaragua
  • A Garden Grows - Gateway Community Garden, Huntington
  • Sunday Suppers/ Project Hope, Huntington
  • Walk for the Poor, Hungry, and Homeless
  • Central American Film Festival
  • Other important projects to meet local need
  • Holiday postcards fundraising campaign

***SF60K ALUMNI -- we want to hear from you!!!***

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ALL ALUMNI AND OTHER ADULTS, PARENTS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS -- Think about joining our next adult working trip to Nicaragua, upcoming in early June!  See where your contributions go, experience how your work continues!! 

Contact Pete White for more details.  






   So nice to see all of you! For those who couldn't make it this year, please consider joining us virtually by making a donation to our good work (see "Ongoing Projects"), or join our spring Nica trip!

See you next year!

Have a look at Friends’ newsletters!Aug 15, 2013
Have a look at Friends’ most recent newsletter on our Facebook page!
Friends and Nicaraguans mourn the passing of Sister RitaJun 23, 2013 June 19, 2013 — Maryknoll Sister Rita Owczarek, a long-time nurse, health educator and missioner in Nicaragua, died last Sunday in the Maryknoll Sisters Residential Care in New York. She was 95 years old and had been a Maryknoll … Continue reading
Friends Nicaragua TripApr 29, 2013
Led by veterans Pete White, Dick Wiltamuth, Kate Shreck and Bill Ofenloch, eight members of Friends made a successful trip to Nicaragua from Apr. 8-15. They brought $32000 with them, mostly from donations from Friends contributors. These funds were used … Continue reading

Next general meeting:

Thursday April 3, 2014

Northport High School Room H109

7:30 p.m.


Next FSF60K adult Nicaragua trip!

June 2014 - let us know if you're in!





All donations to our IRS-approved 501(c)3 group are fully tax-deductible.