2019 Alternative Breaks

This campaign ends on June 30 at 11:59PM EDT

“My Alternative Break experience was a life changing one. We got to experience the hardships that these people face on a daily basis. We got to truly feel and understand the compassion and happiness these people feel when they have little to nothing. We got to witness the true testament of their faith and how dedicated they are to it. We were able to share our knowledge with the children but more importantly we were able to learn true happiness and love from these children.” – Alternative Break Participant `18

Today we ask you to make a donation to Alvernia’s Alternative Break program! Why? Simply because the Alternative Break program gives students the real life opportunity to live out Alvernia’s motto - To learn To love To serve. This year, Alvernia students are spending a full week serving different communities in the United States, Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

This wonderful program is fully funded by donations alone – student tuition dollars and fees do not benefit this program. As a result, we actively seek the support of people like you to help us make this possible. Please support our Alternative Break teams:

• Team Arizona/Mexico – $20,000 (Immigration and Border Control Issues)
• Team Camden - $12,000 (Poverty and Homelessness)
• Team Cuba - $16,500 (Poverty) 
• Team Dominican Republic - $16,000 (Education and Poverty)
• Team Philadelphia - $13,500 (Religious Intolerance)
• Team Reading – $2,300 (Poverty and Homelessness)
• Team Washington D.C. - $9,300 (Health Care Issues)
• Team West Virginia - $7,000 (Environmental Care)

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Alternative Break Teams

DesignationDonorsDollars
Alternative Breaks - Dominican Republic 26$3,442
Alternative Breaks - Cuba 11$1,326
Alternative Breaks - Philadelphia 9$1,100
Alternative Breaks - Reading 10$675
Alternative Breaks - Greatest Need 11$335
Alternative Breaks - Camden 7$325
Alternative Breaks - Arizona/Mexico 8$310
Alternative Breaks- West Virginia 2$300
Alternative Breaks - Washington D.C. 4$200

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