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.
FROM PETE WHITE re: ongoing help for the Nicaraguan people
Sep 06, 2018
FROM PETE WHITE: Our goals from here forward are the following: - Complete construction of 100 latrines for families who have NONE and must use the fields as their bathroom. So far we’ve funded 58 and would like to provide … Continue reading
FROM PETE WHITE REGARDING UPCOMING TRIP TO NICA Aug 06, 2018
Dear Friends, Next week, I was planning on leading a dozen volunteers on a working trip to impoverished and troubled Nicaragua. Due to violence and unrest there since April, we’ve decided to postpone for now until peace is restored. However, … Continue reading
PETE WHITE MAKES 63RD TRIP TO NICARAGUA AUGUST 2017 Feb 06, 2018
Greetings, friends! I’ve traveled once again this past August to bring assistance to the very poor folks in northwestern Nicaragua. I led a group of ten “Friends” from Long Island which included two doctors, three teenagers, and five others. As … Continue reading
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