Project City Love: Volunteer Trip for April 2018

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In case you haven’t already heard; Ave Mariabell Designs is fundraising for a volunteer trip to help build homes in villages around the globe!!

We are an online retailer, and an advocate for life-changing travel and volunteering abroad. When you purchase a skyline memento from Ave Mariabell Designs, a portion of all proceeds go to our #ProjectCityLove campaign. However, because we are only a small business, often those proceeds are limited and need to be invested into the development of our product and services. This has made raising funds difficult, and so far have only raised enough funds for ONE volunteer to travel to Costa Rica in April 2018.

Please help us raise funds for MORE volunteers from the Toronto art community, to join our mission, and help improve the built environment of communities in Costa Rica.  Villages are often the closest form to a “City” for developing communities, and have limited access to metropolitan environments that we are privileged to live in. We aim to make this an annual initiative and help a new village every year.

You can help by making a donation directly to this volunteer trip for April 2018; OR visit our online shop: Not only will you contribute to a great cause, but you can also take a piece of the city you love home with you.

Below are some images of the latest and greatest products now available at Ave Mariabell Designs. For every product purchased, 10 to 25% of proceeds go to volunteer abroad programs.  (Click images below to access the product listings at our online store.)


Check out our new coasters! Your favourite cities etched onto birch wood coasters! Cut by machine, sanded and finished by hand.

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We are always coming up with new city skyline designs. Check our latest Sydney skyline! (Custom designs also available – send an email to, to request a specific city.)


Our Toronto skyline prints are hand-printed with love. Check out this hand-print mounted on a wooden frame!

If none of these designs interest you, don’t worry! You can still make a difference and donate directly to this link: In case you would like to know EXACTLY where these funds are going to, see the break down of costs below:

Build Abroad Program to Costa Rica:

1 Week Program for 2 Volunteers = $1370 USD = Approximately $1,800 CAD

2 x Return flights from Toronto to Costa Rica = Approximately $1,200 CAD

Make sure to follow our adventure on:




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