Alex’s Project

Alex in Micronesia

Alex in Micronesia, 2002

Long-time Seattle birder (and my son!) Alex has been up to good lately. Birders may recall that Alex spent three years teaching in Micronesia. While there, he experienced a typhoon that destroyed all the breadfruit on two of the outer islands. Alex asked the birding community (and others in Seattle) to help him save the lives of 400 people. Which we did!

I guess helping others grew in his heart because for some years now, he has been on the board of a nonprofit called Habele. (He actually helped to found it.) Habele is an organization that provides scholarships for Outer Island Micronesian high school kids to attend boarding school on the main island.

Boarding school is the only way that Outer Islander teens can get a decent education, and a chance upward in life.

For $500, Habele can provide a year’s worth of tuition, room, and board for one student. Last year, Habele funded 16 kids.

This coming year, Habele needs to keep those kids in school and perhaps send a few more too.

You can help! Imagine the good you can do with a small donation to change a Micronesian kid’s life.

Check out the Habele web site. It’s an IRS-recognized charity. One hundred percent of your donation will go to help the kids – Habele is totally run by volunteers.

Please go to: and dig deep into your pockets. Your money can change lives.

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