Founded in 2006 by Peter White, 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.
GREAT NEWS!!! On June 18 2014, Friends of Students for 60,000 was approved for a third challenge (matching) grant, this time for $12,000, from the California-based humanitarian SG Foundation to continue our house-building in Chacraseca!
This means that we really need to reach out to our donors so that we can have the funds to match this grant!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE consider making a donation NOW for safe housing for the poor in Chacraseca. (click the DONATE button to donate through paypal!)
WELCOME BACK FROM ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL NICARAGUA TRIP and a job well done, Pete White and FSF60K!
Jun 27, 2014
Have a look at Friends’ recent activities on our Facebook page! Aug 15, 2013
Have a look at Friends’ recent activities on our Facebook page!
Friends and Nicaraguans mourn the passing of Sister Rita Jun 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 Sister … Continue reading
Next general meeting:
July 10, 2014,
Northport High School Room H109