Friends of Bolivia raises funds to assist medical centers serving the impoverished, charitable organizations distributing clothes to children living on the streets, and centers providing comfort and support to abused children to let them become contributing members of society. Unless otherwise indicated or requested by the donor, all funds received as donations help the needy in Bolivia.

Being a conscientious non-profit organization, Friends of Bolivia fulfills its civic citizenship responsibilities in its country of inception and to the world we live in by distribution some donations to the local geographic area, and others to other needy locations where we can help. In-kind donations such as food, clothing, school backpacks, and books received were distributed to the needy in the San Francisco Bay Area, and other parts of the world. Any grants received for specific purposes are used for projects that the donor or grant awarder has specified, so long as the purpose is consistent with the objectives of Friends of Bolivia.

Friends of Bolivia is run solely by volunteers. With no administrative overhead for salaries, and out of pocket costs donated by well-wishers, your full donation is used for charitable purposes. Friends of Bolivia appeals to your generosity and kind-heartedness to make a difference to those less fortunate than us. You may rest assured that unless you indicate that your tax deductible donation is for a particular purpose for a particular location, it will help the needy in Bolivia.

Friends of Bolivia is a supporter of the VITA Milpitas Community Library project. This project is a site for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance organization sponsored by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). IRS trained certified volunteers help low-income, limited English speaking, elderly and disabled Taxpayers prepare and electronically file their Federal and California State income taxes.

Friends of Bolivia is proud to announce that in April 2006, it was awarded an HP Technology for Community Grant of equipment and cash stipend for the VITA Milpitas Community Library. By becoming one of the organizational sponsors of the work being done to help the community, Friends of Bolivia is helping the community in which their members work and live. Furthermore, Friends of Bolivia urges members to show their personal support by volunteering their services at the site the next tax season, where they are needed to help Spanish speaking taxpayers with limited fluency in English.
Friends of Bolivia, Inc. / P.O. Box 90249 / San Jose, CA 95109-3249
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