By Maria Inocencia Pichardo V. - Director, Casa Cuna La Paz
(Before pandemic) Little girl puts on her shoe
Dear Friends of Casa Cuna La Paz,
Warm greetings from all children under our care here at Casa Cuna. The unfavorable circumstances that the Pandemic has brought upon all of us has, at the same time, given us renewed focus on our mission of caring for the little ones who don't understand the hardships our world is facing.
Our mission relies on the support of individuals like you, who recognize the importance of looking after both the physical and emotional welfare of our children. Your support allows us to dream together in our mission of caring for vulnerable children. Our work is to ensure the healthy future of all girls and boys at Casa Cuna La Paz, helping families help themselves, enabling them with the tools so that they can provide for themselves tomorrow.
With your support, we have been able to share food, improve their health care and better access to education. At the same time, through your generous support, they have been able to see another face of our world, where generous people like you, are helping them grow into adults who will have an optimistic view of the world. Your support make them walk with great confidence and joy during these difficult times.
Our children and staff sincerely hope that all of you, your families and friends are well. We all have you in our thoughts every day, and give you thanks for showing our children that our world is indeed a wonderful place to live.
Maria Inocencia Pichardo V.
Dec 28, 2020
Casa Cuna La Paz Celebrates 110 Years
By Maria Inocencia Pichardo V - Director
Toy Drive 2020
Dear Friends of Casa Cuna La Paz,
As this challenging year comes to an end, Casa Cuna La Paz celebrates 110 years supporting children from vulnerable contexts, orphans or from families in need. With your generous help, we have continued to provide quality education, food, shelter and medical care to those who need it most during one of the most difficult years we have seen in decades. On behalf of our children, our most sincere "Muchas Gracias" for your donations.
During the Holidays, we organize a toy drive to collect gifts for our children. Even the most simple gift makes a big difference for our little ones, whose door Santa forgets to knock sometimes. Casa Cuna's toy drive was featured last week in social media, and we are very proud to have been recognized by this news organization. Our children need our help, and thanks to your continued support, and that of the community, we bring joy to their hearts, happiness that we hope will help them grow having a positive outlook in life.
After the holidays, our work will become more intense because the pandemic has continued to take its toll in the lower rungs of society. Now more than ever, our children are counting on the generosity of people like you to see them sort through these challenging times. Their faces are full of hope and look towards the future with confidence, knowing that they can overcome any challenge that comes their way. It is up to us to help them continue being excited about life, and to make their futures bright.
Aug 27, 2020
Casa Cuna La Paz in Times of Pandemic
By Ma. Inocencia Pichardo Velazquez - Director
Newest member of Casa Cuna
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown our world upside down. It has pushed many vulnerable families to the edge, and has brought places like "Casa Cuna La Paz" to the forefront, as need for assistance has greatly increased. Your generous donations have enabled us to assist many families that would otherwise been left to fend for themselves. We want to say: Thank you!
An example of the importance of "Casa Cuna La Paz" is our newest member, a baby girl. She was born in May 2020, in the middle of the pandemic. Unfortunately, her family was unable to take care of her and was brought to Casa Cuna by authorities because they were already beyond capacity and unable to house her. At Casa Cuna, she was received with joy and with open arms. Thanks to support from donors like you, she has received first class medical attention, food, shelter, and more importantly, love and tender care that newborns greatly need. She has quickly become the darling of our staff who, following all protocols specified by health officials, hold her and give her all the attention that babies her age require. She will stay at Casa Cuna for as long as she needs it. Your donations are helping give children like her a solid start in life.
Since March 2020, when by health authority's orders we were ordered to suspend our work face-to-face, Casa Cuna has re-invented itself to continue to provide help to those who most need it. We regularly distribute and deliver meals and food assistance to families who have lost their jobs and income. Also, we continue to maintain our buildings and make necessary improvements so we can welcome children as soon as authorities allow us to open our doors. We would like to say "Muchas Gracias!" to all our supporters. With your help, Casa Cuna is filling a big void in these challenging times.