Founded in 2006 by Peter White, the group works on projects for the needy throughout Long Island and builds partnerships in Nicaragua. We seek to provide an opportunity for adults to assist in humanitarian work. A recognized 501c3 charity, our mission is to provide support for families and individuals in need, expanding decades of work
Founded in 2006 by Peter White, the group works on projects for the needy throughout Long Island and builds partnerships in Nicaragua. We seek to provide an opportunity for adults to assist in humanitarian work. A recognized 501c3 charity, our mission is to provide support for families and individuals in need, expanding decades of work by Students for 60,000, which Pete created in 1986 at Northport HS and led until his retirement.
Our projects range from building safe housing in impoverished Nicaraguan communities, providing them with safe sanitation, addressing food insecurity and supporting education, to helping the needy locally through housing and nutritional support, working with laborers, refugees and the homeless, and much more. Friends enables adult volunteers to put their real-life skills to use.
Our mission: "To provide aid, care, and support for the needy, locally and internationally, with special emphasis on sustainable development for the poor."
Since our founding in 2006, Friends of Students for 60,000 has had a significant impact. From college students to senior citizens, we welcome you to join us.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and fund our mission. ALL contributions go to the intended beneficiaries, the poor. 100% of money raised goes into our projects. All member of Friends are volunteers.
At Friends of Students for 60,000, we provide critical emergency food assistance to individuals and families in need, both in resource-poor Nicaraguan communities (such as the El Jicarito community members pictured above, who received life-saving food bags during the Covid pandemic) and here on Long Island. This assistance is especially critical in health crises and natural disasters.
We understand the importance of having a safe and stable place to call home. We are committed to building safe housing for homeless families, and for those living in conditions like the structure pictured above, built entirely of plastic and other found materials. We also rebuild and repair damaged or unlivable dwellings, and build needed sanitation facilities in the form of latrines.
Children and youth in poor communities have no means of recreation. We have created and maintain a large "Field of Dreams" athletic field in Chacraseca, Nicaragua, to provide for the children and bring the community together safely.
We also support education in these communities through our "Becas" scholarship program, and support child nutrition through a school teaching farm.
Join our community of volunteers and help us make a difference in the world. You can use your skills and talents to make a positive impact.
Your contribution can make a huge difference in the lives of Friends of Students for 60,000's beneficiaries. Every donation counts and is appreciated; 100% of all donations go directly to the poor.
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At Friends of Students for 60,000, we are dedicated to making a difference by providing essential services to those in need. We believe that everyone deserves to live in safety and dignity.
If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with us, we're happy to hear from you to continue our work. Contact us today to learn more about our organization and how you can get involved.