Archive for May, 2011


May 17, 2011

In 2009 Trees for Life  President Balbir Mathur spoke at an international conference Campus of Excellence in Madrid, Spain.  This was the third year for the conference which was founded by Jose Calvo, Director, Campus of Excellence. Balbir was presented a with a world-renowned Manuel Rodriguez classical guitar by Manuel Rodriguez, President of the Manuel Rodriguez Guitar Company. The Manuel Rodriguez company has been creating Spanish style guitars for 4 generations.  In conversation with Balbir, on behalf of the Manuel Rodriguez Guitar Company, Manuel agreed to donate 200 guitars to the Trees for Life partner libraries in Nicaragua if Trees for Life and Books for Life –Nicaragua would raise funds to cover the shipping and import fees.

Balbir Mathur receiving a Manuel Rodriguez guitar


 Dedicated TFL volunteers and supporters quickly raised the funds for associated expenses and the guitars were soon on their way.  On May 20, Balbir will travel to Nicaragua to participate in the dedication and distribution of the guitars.  Representatives from the 53 Books for Life Nicaragua libraries will be on hand when Jesus Santiago, President, Books for Life –Nicaragua and Balbir present the guitars for the benefit of children who now not only have libraries and computers but also the ability to make music.


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May 12, 2011


The Target Corporation (the store with the red bull’s eye) has a reputation built on service – service to their customers, their team members and their community. Kenton Lindsey and his band of seven facilities management employees descended on Trees for Life this past Tuesday with tools in hand. When the dust had cleared they had replaced and repaired the outside security lights, cleaned all of the window air conditioners and replaced the pneumatic actuator valves on the heat exchangers.

Target Volunteer in action

At Trees for Life, we are very grateful to this group of dedicated and giving employees of  Target for their community volunteer service activities. On an informational note, Target is one of America’s leading corporate philanthropists. They give of their time, talent and expertise and donate hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours to countless community projects across the county.

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