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Get Involved


Every August, CVU participates as a food vendor at the annual Cape Verdean Independence Day Festivals in Onset, MA and Norwich, CT. You can support us by purchasing food from our stand at the festival. Please contact us with any fundraising ideas or sponsorships.



CVU has a small and dedicated group of volunteers who support our fundraising and promotional efforts. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering at our fundraisers, assisting in the organization of donations, or traveling to Cabo Verde to help install a playground.

Material Donations

In addition to building playgrounds, CVU distributes the following donated supplies to children in local Cabo Verdean communities:

School Supplies: Notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers, coloring pencils, crayons, pencil sharpeners, rulers etc.


Health Supplies: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, antibiotic ointment, bandages, combs, shampoo, conditioner etc.

Toys: New or gently used stuffed animals, dolls, action figures, matchbox cars, deflated soccer balls and basketballs with air pumps, sports equipment, etc.


Sports Equipment: Gently used soccer balls, uniforms and other related soccer equipment.

*Please note that due to lack of storage capacity, CVU can only accept material donations at the time we plan to pack shipping containers before traveling to Cabo Verde.  

Make a Monetary Donation

Make a financial contribution of any size to help cover CVU's expenses. 100% of your donation will go towards supporting the organization's mission. 


Your donation is greatly appreciated and 100% tax deductible per the 501(c)3 IRS tax rules.


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