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Project Peru Receives 501 (c) (3) Recognition from IRS

Natick, MA, March 7, 2000 – Project Perú, Inc., a non-profit aid organization focused on the welfare of Peruvian children, announces today that it has received acceptance of its application for tax-exempt status in the United States and is thus treated as a publicly supported organization.

With this charitable status, donations for Project Peru will be tax deductible retroactive from July 1999, the forming of the organization.

“As a registered 501 (c) (3) organization, Project Peru is now officially recognized nationally and internationally as a charity focused on helping children of Peru,” said Stephen Drake, Project Peru’s co-founder and President. This recognition from the IRS is another stepping-stone in building our organization and improving the lives of needy children and their families in Peru.”

Project Peru’s initial project will focus on developing a park, playground and soccer field in a neighborhood known as Asentamiento Humano Portales de Puruchuco in the City Of Ate Vitarte, just outside of Lima. Working with the community and the local municipality, Project Peru is providing a positive place for children and their families, a place they can call their own.

The organization also looks to focus on a number of other community improvement projects in the same area and in outlying regions in Peru and include a focus on schools, medical facilities and other community areas.

About Project Peru
Project Perú, Inc. is a development charity focused on empowering Perúvian children through health care and education programs. The organization does so by implementing projects designed to fortify the family and community-based systems on which children’s wellness and education depend. Since 1999, Project Perú has engaged in several community development projects including the construction of a park, the building of a clinic and restoration of a school in the Lima, Perú area. The organization partners with several corporate and non-profit organizations, but is free of any governmental or religious interests as a 501(c)(3) charity organization in the United States and a designated O.N.G. charity in Perú.

Project Perú is based in Natick, Massachusetts and has offices in Washington, DC and Lima, Perú.

For further information please contact:
Stephen Drake
(508) 333-3300


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