For Immediate Release

November 20, 2012

UMass Boston Students to Support Non-Profit Puerto Rican Organic Farm 

Boston, MA:  Three UMass Boston undergraduate students, Barbara Bowe, Stephanie Grau and Samantha Nam-Krane, will embark on an exciting service trip to a remote community in Puerto Rico called Las Marias.  These young women will spend a week volunteering at a non-profit, organic farm, Plenitud that provides services geared towards empowering people and their communities with the necessary skills to carry out sustainable projects; including protecting the environment while improving the community’s quality of life and access to nutritious food.

While there, the students will volunteer in a number of activities including developing and improving infrastructure at their teaching center, doing community outreach projects and assisting with natural building projects and food production.

Each student must each raise $900 to cover travel, room and board.  They have organized various local merchants to assist in raising funds by donating products and services that will be raffled off on two dates, December 7th for the Life Alive, Real Deal and JP Licks prizes, and December 23rd for the remainder - just in time for Chanukah and Christmas.

Prizes include:

  • · $40 giftcard to Life Alive in Cambridge, Lowell, or Salem
  •   $20 giftcard to City Feed
  • · $25 giftcard to JP Licks
  • · $20 giftcard to Kitchen Witch Kitchen Supply Store in Jamaica Plain
  • · $25 giftcard to Au Bon Pain
  • · $15 Real Deal Deli in West Roxbury or Jamaica Plain
  • · Culinary or Wine Class for 2 at Gordon's Fine Wine and Liquors ($60 value)
  • · Nike+ Fuelband ($150 value)


The winners of the first drawing have been contacted! The prizes remaining for the Dec 23rd drawing are the Kitchen Witch giftcard, Au Bon Pain giftcard, Culinary or Wine class, and the Nike+ Fuelband!



To support this endeavor, please visit 

“Thank you so much for your support! We really appreciate it!!” ~Sam, Barbara, and Stephanie



Barbara Bowe (cell) 617-413-2796

Stephanie Grau (cell) 515-205-8176

Samantha Nam-Krane (cell) 617-699-7046


Please note: These dates are the most updated.



Organized by Stephanie Grau

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Suggested Donation $2.00 $0.00

for 1 entry into prize drawings

Suggested Donation $15.00 $0.00

for 10 entries into prize drawings

Suggested Donation $25.00 $0.00

for 20 entries into prize drawings

Total: $0.00