ZIP Japanese Student Hosting Fundraiser
Patrick Gass and Zion International Programs (ZIP) has teamed up with PVHS to assist us in our fundraising activities.
Each year, ZIP offers and PV selects a group from Japan to host for a couple of weeks and the program reimburses the school which then applies those funds to individual student accounts. Generally the student can earn from $300 to $450 (or more) toward their activities.
1) The Japanese student must have their own bed and access to a bathroom (they can share a bedroom with kids of same gender).
2) The host family must have kids (of any ages) in the home.
The Japanese students need to be taken to their drop off point at 9:00 in the morning (for their classes) and picked up at 4:00 in the afternoon. They spend evenings and weekends with their host families doing whatever the family does. We did this a couple of years ago and carpooled with other host families and even took our students camping with our family. There is a little bit of leeway for accommodating a day here or there that needs to be covered by someone else.
Application Form (online): http://zip-usa.com/_new/contact-us/host-families/host-form.html
I received an e-mail from a parent, "We thought we could do this but I have a work convention right in this time frame so we have to opt out for now." My reply was, "You might have your student check with some of his/her contacts (church leaders, etc.) and see if they could host and give the money to him/her AND he/she could be involved with transportation and entertainment whenever he/she IS available." I think we can be creative with making this work and have our kids be involved so that it becomes a project that benefits everyone.
It certainly is a commitment, but the cost to benefit ratio is the best you will find for fundraising.
Dates: July 21 to August 7
single placement girls ($360)
single placement boys ($360)
double placement girls -- ($630)
double placement boys -- ($630)
Another group you might consider...
JTB 1 8/7 - 8/19 boys and girls / single and double homestay / $240 for single and $420 for double
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