BOSTON, MAÂ- Wheelock College is collecting donations of redeemable cans and bottles to raise awareness and money for Camino Seguro (Safe Passage), a non-profit organization in Guatemala City founded by a Wheelock alum. Cans and bottles can be brought to WheelockÂ’s Campus Center, 150 The Riverway from now until March 24th.
Camino Seguro works to bring education and opportunity to children and families living in extreme poverty around Guatemala CityÂ’s garbage dump. The program includes approximately 550 children, ranging in age from 1 to 21 years, coming from nearly 300 families in the surrounding neighborhoods. Camino Seguro was founded in 1999 by Hanley Denning, who received her masterÂ’s in education from Wheelock College.
Denning was killed in a tragic automobile accident in 2007, and the Wheelock community hopes to spread awareness about Camino Segurio as well as celebrate the life of Denning through this event. The collection will close with a screening of a documentary about Camino Seguro on March 24.
The screening will be held in the Alumni Room at 180 The Riverway from 4-6pm and will include a Q& A and refreshments.
For more information visit Wheelock.edu/SafePassage.