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Photo Journalism Friday: Angelina

Photo Journalism Friday:  Angelina

– Angelina: The Girl Next Door

Angelina is a sweet and precosious little girl. She is two and a half years old and lives next door.  She absolutely loves our Miniature Schnauzer Maggie and is always dressed in the cutest of outfits. 

Angelina visits often and is fascinated with turning the lights on and off, opening and closing the doors and flushing the toilet. She’s also learned how to open the garbage can by pressing the lever.  

She’s never afraid to help herself to a yogurt in the fridge or ask for a banana. I love how she calls Gord muchacho (boy) and me muchacha (girl).

She rarely listens to her mother when called and sometimes cries when it’s time to go home. Her Mom calls her An-GEE sometimes we do too!

More Than Just a Bracelet

Jonathan Button and Quinn Vandenberg left the United States in May 2012 and moved to Nicaragua to create a business that gives back to the community.

And now – less than a year later – they are operating a successful business that buys and sells bracelets created by local artisans. 

For every bracelet Jonathan & Quinn sell, they give school supplies to a child here in Nicaragua. 

More Than Just a Bracelet

– Life Out of the Box kickin’ it at Pitaya Festival 2013

More Than Just a Bracelet

– LOOTB offers different styles with something to suit everyone

To learn more about Jon and Quinn and Life Out of the Box click here.

Since meeting this lovely Californian couple eight months ago we’ve become great friends. 

We believe in Jon and Quinn and the Life Out of the Box vision so it was without hesitation that we bought a bracelet for our little miniature schnauzer Maggie Mae.

More Than Just a Bracelet

– Maggie’s bracelet makes a comfortable and stylish collar

One thing we love about about Life Out of the Box is that we actually got to see the child we impacted. Each bracelet is stamped with a unique number that corresponds to a specific child.

Maggie’s number is 328 and the child she provided a gift to is David.

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This is what Jon & Quinn had to say about him:

“This very sweet guy is David. He’s 14 years old and loves school. He had the biggest smile of all the kids we’ve met here in Nicaragua, a smile that will just make your heart melt.

He goes to school at Los Pipitos, which is a school in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua dedicated to children & adults with disabilities and special needs. He was so happy and thankful when he received the notebook we gave him on your behalf on the first day of school.”

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Each time we look at Maggie’s LOOTB bracelet we are reminded of David and the difference we made.

To purchase your very own LOOTB bracelet, give school supplies and see the child you’ve impacted click here.

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