Last month we had the pleasure of visiting "Casa Hogar Divino Jesus" orphan home in Salcedo, Dominican Republic. We successfully delivered school supplies and personal care items to about 25 boys and girls. As usual, we like to make the most of our visits and spend quality time getting to know these wonderful children. Although we didn't get to bring snacks and refreshments this time, we did enjoy hearing them introduce themselves and tell us about their future aspirations and "what they want to be when they grow up." It was a truly inspiring and joyful experience! We hope to help each and everyone of them fullfil their dreams and continue to grow healthy and happy lives.
With that said, we would like thank everyone who donated and helped made this possible, either through Globalgiving or by any other means. We look forward to your continued support again next year :)
Attach are some photos from our visit. We will be posting more photos on our Facebook page and website so please check them out.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to those who have donated to this cause. We are touched by your generosity and support. Together we can make a difference.
We received a letter from an orphan child from Juarez. His name is José Ángel. He wrote(translated from spanish):
"Hello, good afternoon. Hello mi name is José Ángel. I am 8 years old. I have been at the orphanage since I was 4. I came here not able to walk and thank God during these years I have had 4 surgeries. Now I can walk"
José Ángel has benefited from the generosity of many people around him. With your donations we have been able to buy much needed food items for children like him. He and his friends at the orphanage need our help with the basic, every day needs. Please help us with goal. Thank you.
I would like to thank those of you who have donated towards this project. It means a lot to us. But more importantly, it means a lot to the children of Juarez.
Many of you have heard about the violence that exists in this City. It has had a tremendous impact on vulnerable children. The El Paso Times newspaper talked about a child who lost his father the day he turned 9. This is just one of many children whose lives have changed forever.
Violence in Juarez has increased and as a result, the number of orphans has increased. Some orphanages are not even equiped to handle the huge influx of orphans. Juarez has been infamously title "The homicide capital of the world"
Lets continue helping these children. They shouldn't pay for the mistakes of the adults.