Here are some of the most frequently asked questions, if you want to ask any other questions go to the contact section, do not hesitate to write us!
1. WHO is Footprints Possibilities?
Footprint is a 501c3, private charity, headquartered in Saint Petersburg, FL, USA.
2. What is the MISSION of Footprints?
Its mission includes organizing and seeking funding for communities of need, both in Panama and other international points of interest. These efforts range from construction to educational opportunities and events that engage the community with the environment, children, cultures, health and education. Mentor, monitor, host, coordinate and supervise program development and project execution including logistics planning, procurement and control. Serve as a point of contact for and local agent of US based student organizations wishing to work in Panama.
3.How does Footprints helps communities HELP THEMSELVES?
Via mentoring, coordinating, supervising and providing key resources, and expertise as needed to plan, execute and maintain donated works.
4. Why are self-sustaining projects SO IMPORTANT?
Stewardship is key to attracting assistance; no one donates anything of value to communities who don’t care for what they receive.
5. Why give to Foorprint?
Too often a donation vanishes like mist...its gone. With Footprint we are small and fast enough to make your donation, regardless of size, make a difference you can see.
6. Why ARE WE now in Panama?
Currently on long term assignment assisting local communities, government agencies and US based charities/ NGO’s seeking work. But, we are US based and operate worldwide.
7. DO WE OPERATE only in Panama?
Footprint has world wide reach, but scope will change to long range assistance with planning, access to resources and expertise. We support those that are like minded and equally focused.
8. How DO OUR PROGRAMS works?
Communities find Footprint and lobby for assistance. If they match our criteria we put them into contact with US Based charities and NGO chapters that meet their needs.
9. How are communities chosen?
Those that have title, or right to title to their property. Those that have elected councils, or assemblies. Those that need potable water resource development, or waster water treatment assistance. Those that bring their own resources to the 'table,' regardless how little. Footprint does not provide physical work outside of the greater Panama City, Panama area. But, it has worldwide reach for other, qualified programs.
10. How many communities HAVE participated WITH Footprints?
Over 20 communities have worked with Footprint over the last 8 years. We can grow more, but need to make sure we can maintain what we support.
11. How can you help?
Donate your time, effort and expertise (from anywhere). Donate money. Send a chapter, or NGO team to help.
12. What are donations USED for?
100% of donations go directly to the communities program efforts. Donations are used for the full range of community needs, from organizing, to project completion, to maintenance. Follow along with what we do.
13. How can you donate?
PayPal accounts and links are available. Global Giving links are for specific programs they promote for us. AmazonSmile donates for you; just select Footprint as your charity. Or, send an email and lets talk. Be specific if you want a donation to be spent on a particular cause.