Thank you for your continued support and service throughout the last year and even before. CILA has been through a lot this last year and we are thankful to have friends like you to help our families keep moving forward!
With your support we were able to provide more than 3,600 dispensas buy uniforms and school materials for all our kids!
This year, as we start to see the end of the pandemic, we are reminded that many of the repercussions are still affecting our families. For that reason, we are hoping you can spread the word about our new campaign -
21 kids in 2021
This 2021, we hope to find 21 new sponsorships for our children. Each sponsorship covers all costs our little ones need to get through the entire school year. Receive updates and cards throughout the calendar year regarding your sponsor and learn all the fun things we are doing this year!
If you don't already, follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to see the kids we are highlighting for sponsorships!
We are so grateful for people like you who helped us surpass our goal. We will reach out to you soon to send a personal thank you letter to show how much you mean to us.
With your support we were able to do the following:
600 personal family checks - Paty called each family three times within the last eight months to make sure they had all the support they needed.
960 groceries - We provided supplemental groceries (non-perishable food items) to those families who needed it.
2000 face masks - All teachers, parents and kids were provided face masks.
512 online classes - We have provided more than 500 online classes with out 120 preschool students.
This year has been full of countless challenges and you stepped up to show your support to us. Thanks to your generousity, we raised $10,630 - our biggest GivingTuesday ever - to support our families and continue providing the services they need!
Nov 17, 2020
Progress Report - Distance Learning
By Rachel Frey - Development Director
Dear friends and supporters,
We are so thankful for the generosity you have shown these past six months. Who knew this COVID reality would last as long as it has and with no clear termination in sight. All of the support you have given us has gone to support our programs for the most vulnerable families in San Miguel.
Thanks to your continued help we were able to provide our students with the education they diserve - whether online or in person. Paty has been working hard to make sure no student loses out on early childhood education. Her reaction to this situation and her ability to conduct the necessary outreach to our families has proven her value and why she is our Executive Director. She has worked tirelessly with the teachers to ensure a smooth transition to distance learning for our young ones.
Distance learning officially started in September with each class meeting three times a week via Zoom. Paty and the teachers designed a program where students receive materials, learn online and submit their work virtually. Be happy to know our kids are continuing to learn and are loving every minute of it!
Check out our new blog post about it and more ways to help here.
We are also launching the Giving Tuesday donating event so stay tuned for more infomation!