Three Ways To Give To CoCoDA
1. Send a check to:
CoCoDA, 5055 W. 15th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46224
2. Make a single donation via credit card:
3. Make a donation every month:
All donations will be designated to the General Fund unless directed toward a specific project.
Donations to CoCoDA are tax deductible.
Friends of CoCoDA Tour
CoCoDA will once again host our Friends of CoCoDA tour. In 2018, we tour El Salvador from June 10-17th. This inexpensive, family friendly adventure introduces donors, faculty, project champions and interested friends in our work in Central America.
The tour includes two days of cultural and historic orientation in San Salvador, trips to volcanos and waterfalls, visits to CoCoDA projects, three nights of home stay and a one day work project. Hosted by CoCoDA staff, Jim Mulholland and Yunior Gomez, each day ends with great food and powerful conversations.
At $650 plus airfare, this is a terrific way to explore El Salvador as much more than a tourist. You’ll truly come to understand this amazing country and its resilient people. For more information and registrations materials, check out this link.
The DePauw University Alumni Delegation
CoCoDA will once again host the DePauw University SAST (Summer Alumni Service Trip) from July 13th - July 22nd, 2018 in El Salvador. This delegation, designed for DePauw University alumni and their friends and family, will visit many past DePauw project sites and include two nights of homestay in Las Delicias.
The tour includes two days of cultural and historic orientation in San Salvador, trips to Mayan ruins and the beach, visits to CoCoDA projects, two nights of home stay and a one day work project. Hosted by DePauw grad, Ivan Villasboa '93, the tour allows DePauw alumni to introduce others to what they experienced in a mission or service trip.
Costs for the nine day tour are $1,250 for the first person and $750 per each additional family member or friend. (Airfare is not included.) Those registering prior to February 28th, pay only $1,100 and $700 respectively.
For more information about this terrific experience, click here.
We Support The Dreamers
The CoCoDA Board has approved our support of the renewal of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Act, which has provided legal avenues for education and employment to over 800,000 Latino youth and young adults who were brought to the US as children. We believe deporting these children would be ethically and economically disastrous for them and for our country. Our letter of support can be viewed here.
Work with CoCoDA in Central America
A CoCoDA delegation's blend of learning and service is not just travel; it's a journey. Find out more about what our delegation trips are like and plan a delegation for your university, church, club, or organization. To explore some of the common questions concerning a CoCoDA delegation check out our Unique Approach and Logistical Questions pages.
In El Salvador, we are presently developing two solar powered water systems in small, rural communities. We're looking for groups, foundations, or universities who would like to collaborate on one of these systems. For more details on this project, check out our Water Projects page.
In Nicaragua, we will be working with the villages of Agua Calientes, Zacataloza and Cacao to bring basic services such as adequate roads, latrines and small community centers or schools. In La Concepcion, we begun work with handicapped children and public health. However, there is opportunity to work on nearly any type of project. Why not organize a delegation to Nicaragua in 2018?