I hope the school year is off to a great start for you and your families. This is Sophia Zaia, newly inducted Co-Director of Expand Casa Hogar writing to you with my first report on recent urgent updates at Casa Hogar!
I spent the last 5 weeks at Casa Hogar in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, and returned to my home in Austin two days ago. During my time at Casa Hogar, I saw many shining faces, as the number of children residing under Coco's loving care has now reached 55. There are many new developments--a talented new cook, a fresh paint job on the bus which now displays a rainbow of little hand prints, and the focus of this report--further developments on the purchasing of land and building of the new house which Expand Casa Hogar has been working hard to fund.
When my sister and Co-Director Ariana Zaia reported last on July 12th of this year, she explained:
Coco says the pieces of property are very over priced, and they are (despite the fact that Oaxaca has one of the highest property values in all of Mexico)."
In the last few weeks, the situation has changed:
Setting Piece #1 on the backburner, Dona Coco and Expand Casa Hogar have made it a mission to raise the $24,000 US we are missing in order to make the purchase on September 15th. The 20% discount will save us $9,300 US.
Coco is currently in possession of land in another state and parts from two buses which she is willing to sell in order to reach the deadline, but this alone will not be enough.
Please help us to reach this goal! Many of you have already shared generously financially, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Continued actions such as sharing the cause on Facebook, through email or through word of mouth, and liking us on Facebook in order to receive updates on the campaign, are invaluable. Please help us spread the word and meet the $24,000 US goal which we have under one month to complete!
Thank you so much for your time and support!
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