Hogar Infantil Jesus Nazareno, Inc.

Our Mission is to provide loving, quality child development and support services to abused, neglected and abandoned children from all around Puerto Rico Island. Hogar Infantil Jesus Nazareno, Inc, obtains funding form United Way, United States of America Justice Department, Puerto Rico Family Department, Corporate and Individual Private donnors and Volunteers. Our goals are to create a safe and caring environment for our children providing all basic needs while nurturing Christian and moral values in order to contribute to develop integral human beings and good citizens.
Oct 2, 2014

It's Back to School time !

New trailer warehouse !
New trailer warehouse !

It was a busy "Back to School" time for us. We have a total of 17 children who are either going to Head Start or Kinder and First Grade. The rest of the kids (6) remain in the Home during school hours. We participated with Magic 95.1 and DDR, Corp in a fundraising event to collect school supplies for our children as well as others in the community. We also participated in the Annual United Way campaign for government workers along with employees from AEE and the PR Legislature. With a Grant from the PR Government we hired a part-time teacher to help our older kids keep up in school, so when they leave our Home they will be able to continue their development.

From a fiscal and management standpoint, we were audited by the Department of Justice and United Way, in both audits we received 100% compliance results. We are now in the process of our annual Financial Audit, which should be completed this quarter.

We want to thank various companies that participated in activities with our children and in maintenance and repair of our home: Walmart-Isabela "Regala un dia", Seemless/Hanes, Latin American Motorcycle Assoc and Honeywell Aerospace.

We also want to report that we are sponsoring students from the University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla, Interamerican University and Universidad del Turabo. We have four students doing Social Work practice, three students working with our Psychologist and five students doing Volunteer work on a Communications project. We get to help them develop in their careers and they in turn help us with our kids.

Finally, as part of our Safety program, eight employees, including yours truly participated in a CPR certification course. We now have a larger amount of our employee population trained in this lifesaving technique.

CPR Training with baby dolls.
CPR Training with baby dolls.
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I'm not sure I know how to handle this baby.
Fundraising at the PR Legislature.
Fundraising at the PR Legislature.
Jul 8, 2014

Summer 2014

This summer was quite busy for all at our Hogar Infantil Jesus Nazareno. First of all we had a group of five local teachers that provided activities for our children under the "Homeless" program of the Federal Government; we also sent our older kids to a local summer camp during the month of June.

In the area of fundraising, we held our annual "Bohemia" on april 26, to celebrate with our local individual donors. We also participated in the 2-14 USPS Food Drive where we received over thirty boxes filled with canned goods, some of which we shared with other local non-profits. We had a major activity sponsored by the radio station Majic 97.3, which resulted in various donations including TV set and video games for the children. 

We were grateful to be the chosen entity by the Colegio de CPA de Puerto Rico and the Club Gallistico de Hatillo to be the recipient of their fundraising efforts.

Our major summer project was setting up a 45" trailer to be used for storage of records, obsolete equipment pending disposal and various items of clothing, toys and supplies. With the help of volunteers from the Calvary Baptist Church, 29 missionaries helped us clear out two classrooms which had been used as storage. These classrooms will now house the Social Workers and set up an area for therapies for our children. The volunteers spend three days cleaning, painting and moving items between the rooms and the new storage area.

We want to thank all the volunteers and contributors that helped make this summer activies a great success.

Mar 7, 2014

Holiday and first quarter

Volunteers from Escuela Dr. Carlos Gonzales
Volunteers from Escuela Dr. Carlos Gonzales

As usual, we had many visitors during the Holiday Season, bringing confort and many gifts to our children. We had visits from various Church groups as well as individual community organizatiuons such as: Clud de Oficinistas Mayaguezano, Asoc. de Carros Antiguos, Centro Rayitos de Luz, Lifetime, Herbalife, and InfoTech. We also had some Zumba instructors come in and had some fun times dancing with the kids and the "Facilitadoras" as well, even I jumped and danced a little bit. 

We were chosen by the Medical Faculty of the Hospital Group of the "Hospital Buen Samaritano (Aguadilla) and San Carlos (Moca) to be the recipients of the proceeds of their annual Golf Tournament held at the Ramey Golf Course. We completed the cleanup and painting of our facilities and are currently working on the purchase of a trailed to be used for storage of excess materials and the complete revamping of the bathroom facilities for the children. We want to fix the bathrooms to make them more kid friendly and as safe as possible.

The time now is to prepare proposals for Justice Department funding and Legislative funds. We are working on these proposals which allow us to pay for the childrens caretakers.

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