As the season approaches, the 4Walls Project is agradecido (thankful!) Agradecido for the unwavering generosity of our donors. We can report that our project recently finished casa #162. Another family in El Sauce, Nicaragua has a safe, sturdy house which replaced their black plastic dwelling. Agradecido that our project has sustained turbulent times. While we are very sorry that school groups still cannot travel to Nicaragua due to the U.S. State Department’s continued Level 3 Travel Advisory, we are thankful that students and educators continue to express interest in future volunteer opportunities. The connections they make working with our families is profound and life changing for them and for the families. Agradecido for other volunteers who are traveling soon to help build houses — a group from SUNY Buffalo State Newman Center; 4Walls board members Meghan Haslam, Bill Stock, Colleen Dunham, and Dan Yawman; as well as 4Walls’ student ambassador Alice Yawman. Agradecido for Pepe, our Nicaraguan project manager, who keeps 4Walls functioning at the sustainable local level. Our U.S. donors give to buy bricks and cement. Pepe and the masons in El Sauce make things happen. Agradecido for another holiday season that will be bright , merry, and in real spirit of sharing