Friends of San Lucas - Colegio Gregorio Schaffer
The school strengthened its math and reading programs and implemented professional development courses for its teachers.

Fundamaya - Happy Mother's Day
The Fundamaya program helps provide food baskets for mothers  and their children on Mother's Day!

Friends of San Lucas - Annual Report
Read the annual report filed by the Friends of San Lucas. 

FundaMaya- Eldery Program
FundaMaya opened two programs, one in Panajachel and one in San Jorge la Laguna where we feed approx. 100 elderly people a day, five days a week.

Friends of San Lucas - Housing Program
The Housing Program seeks to address the land ownership disparity by providing a dignified place to live for those without.

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​A Taste of Guatemala is an annual event featuring the finest offerings of Guatemalan music, culture and cuisine and whose mission is to provide financial support to two organizations serving the poorest of the poor in Guatemala The Friends of San Lucas and Funda Maya.   

​The event will take place on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Youth Center of the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral located at 268 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012.

The event is co-sponsored by the New York Chapter Knights of Columbus and the New York County Board of  the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

The Friends of San Lucas was created to carry on the legacy of Fr. Greg Schaffer, by listening, responding to and walking in solidarity with the people of San Lucas Tolimán in an effort to alleviate the suffering and dependency created by the ‘process of poverty’.”  The Friends serve as a bridge, to share with our brothers and sisters in the United States of America who have been associated with our mission, by offering hospitality, and by sharing the culture, struggles, hopes, and aspirations of the people of Guatemala and through this avenue of solidarity provide funding to keep the projects going.

Funda Maya works to educate, feed, shelter and heal the impoverished populations of Lake Atitlán. and facilitate enduring, sustainable programs that promote community development. Their objective is to stimulate long-term progress through school sponsorships, health initiatives, vocational training and microfinance while providing emergency services to those in critical need. We aim to empower and collaborate with each community we work with to create lasting positive growth.

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