Cedar Boxes from the
Carpentry Shop

  Only A Child program participants spend a few hours each week working in our carpentry shop to produce finely crafted
cedar boxes.
  The shop does not exist to turn a profit. Rather, it serves as a training ground for our youngsters. Having been
systematically rejected by their families and the Guatemalan society, they come to us with the lowest of self-esteems,
believing that they can accomplish little with their lives. As they learn to produce a beautifully crafted product, they come
to see that when given opportunity, training and the proper resources, they are indeed capable of accomplishing good and
great things, just like anyone else. Our carpentry shop gives our youngsters the chance to begin to see themselves in a
different light. Working together, we create dreams for a better future, where they previously did not exist.
  "Before coming to Only A Child, I struggled to find work and a sense of purpose for my life.
I felt useless and battled despair on a daily basis. I now have work that enables me to produce a product
which gives me pride and satisfaction. This has created in me not only a sense of purpose,
but also the feeling that I am prepared to contribute to my society in any number of ways."
-- Daniel Veliz, Only A Child program member

Suggested donation to recieve a box is $30.

Please know that 100% of the donations we receive for the boxes goes
directly towards funding the operation of our carpentry shop.

  For more information or to place an order please contact us here.  
Only A Child
P.O. Box 990885
Boston, MA 02199
  In Guatemala:
Zona 7
Ciudad De Guatemala
Guatemala, C.A.
  E-mail: onlyachild@aol.com  
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