PLEASE check our our website: HeartsWithoutBorders.org (founded in 2004, became NonProfit 501c3 in 2005. Also our Facebook page. Also on YouTube some of our mission outreach videos. The way donated miles would help us (my husband, adult daughter and me) is that the $ we save buying our own airline tickets (from Tampa to El Paso roundtrip, 2-3 times a year, or more as needed) we would take the saved funds (we always pay for 100% of our own travel expenses, van rental, meals and lodging) we would use to buy items for the kids (this next trip this summer is a SCHOOL SUPPLIES outreach for 150+ children living in impoverished areas). Backpacks, school supplies, underwear, new shoes, registrations (when needed, about $40 per year per child). We always buy food (in bulk) as well.
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My family and I founded a nonprofit 501c3 organization in 2005; Perkins Family Ministries dba HEARTS WITHOUT BORDERS.org. We live on the west coast of Florida. Since then we have made over 70 mission trips (at our expense, we try hard to earn points!) to El Paso to travel over the border into Juarez, Mexico. We began feeding children (and supplying school supplies, a LOT of food to families, meals to school children, Christmas outreaches, clothes, school registrations, medical and dental supplies.................................and built several small homes ($8,000 each) in the western desert outskirts there. Four years ago our feeding shelter became an orphanage building out of dire need. On property is a Christian evangelical church (also built), separate Girls and Boys dormitory rooms, a kitchen and dining area, small office, counseling room. Sounds glamourous. Its not. We desire to look insignificant (behind a gated wall) in this volatile and violent area (drugs, gangs). Our family started the nonprofit and continue to take small (3-5 people) groups to help about 2-3 times a year. 100% AT OUR OWN EXPENSE. Would you consider offering unwanted or knowingly will-not-use SOUTHWEST RAPID REWARDS POINTS>What a BLESSING THIS WOULD BE for us! check us out on Facebook HEARTS WITHOUT BORDERS Venice, Florida. My name is Annette Perkins. God is good all the time.
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