Summer Intern Financial Information
MPI’s Summer Program costs $1250 per 4-week session per volunteer. This sum covers all necessary expenses including room, board, program transportation, weekend retreats, cultural excursions, and MEDEX international travel insurance. It does not cover “luxury” or special food preferences, though it does cover specific foods for allergies or vegetarians. Flights to/from Guatemala, Ecuador, and Nicaragua are not included.
Your summer costs don’t all have to come out of pocket. Many of our interns raise funds for both volunteer expenses and travel by sending letters to friends and family, asking for donations to MPI as a way to fund their experience. And while you may be hesitant to ask friends and family for financial support, they often feel privileged to support such an experience. If you do seek out donations, we will provide you with an excel form to record your potential donors’ information, which we will then keep in our records to use to update you on your fundraising success. All donations to MPI for your summer expenses should be clearly designated with your name. When personal contributions amount to more than the required amount for your stay, you may choose to donate them towards a particular community program or to MPI’s general fund. For a template fundraising letter and information about how we process donations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All donations to Manna Project International are tax-deductible. However, MPI volunteers cannot receive a tax-deduction if they write a personal check to cover their own program expenses. Financial information is kept strictly confidential between administration and each individual.
All donations must be mailed directly by the donor to:
Manna Project International
PO Box 121052
Nashville, TN 37212.
This is to facilitate timely processing of donations and quick turnaround on acknowledgement letters and receipts.