How Can I Help?
The Bucknell Brigade is in need of continuing support to make sure the Nicaraguan medical clinic can be staffed and adequately supplied. Consider donating to the Brigade by purchasing Nicaraguan Fair Trade Coffee or give a humanitarian gift for the holidays by purchasing an honor card in a loved one's name. You may also choose to donate directly by contributing medicines and hygiene supplies. For more information on giving to the Brigade check out the links below or contact the Office of Civic Engagement at 570-577-3973.
Click here to read about current and on-going fundraisers the Brigade is conducting.
Other possibilities for help include:
Giving a tax deductible gift to the Bucknell Brigade to help maintain our program on campus, provide student subsidies, and support fund-raising efforts that benefit people in Nicaragua.
You can send a check made payable to the Bucknell Brigade to Bucknell Brigade, Office of Civic Engagement, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837.
or use your credit card to make a convenient on-line contribution.
You can give to the non-governmental organization Jubilee House Community, Inc.
If donating to Jubilee House Community, Inc., your donation will go to our partner agency that helps Nicaraguans through the free health clinic and through micro-enterprise cooperatives. These gifts are also tax deductible.
You can donate medical supplies and toiletries to be taken to Nicaragua. Each trip, the Brigade takes extra suitcases filled with prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and personal hygiene items. If you are able to contribute any of these, or you know someone in the medical field who may have access to pharmaceuticals or medical samples, the Brigade will gladly transport donations. Donations are accepted at the Office of Civic Engagement Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We are also in need of other donations. Click here to see our Wish List!
You can become a volunteer on campus, in Nicaragua, or both!
a.) On campus - You can join the Brigade's efforts on campus by volunteering your time and effort to help fundraise, publicize, and pack medicines before the trip takes place. Without volunteers on campus, the Brigade would not be able to continue its efforts to help the Nicaraguan people. On campus, volunteers do everything from planning fundraisers, working on publicity, presenting to local groups to having bake sale, selling coffee, and packing supplies.
b.) In Nicaragua - You can apply to become a Brigadista and take the trip to Nicaragua either in January or over spring break in March. Selection takes place by the end of October, and Brigade members are required to attend several orientation and mini-curriculum sessions prior to departure to learn about the country, the people, and the conditions there. Brigade members then take the trip as a group of 25 volunteers who share meals, labor, and experiences they will never forget.
To contribute money or medicine, or get involved in future projects, contact:
Dr. Don Stechschulte, MD
Student Health Services