A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia

by Fundacion Cultivando Sonrisas
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A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia
A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia
A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia
A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia
A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia
A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia
A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia
A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia
A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia
A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia
A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia
A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia
A Home To Build Futures In Medellin, Colombia
The Girls!
The Girls!

Dear Friends & Family of Cultivando Sonrisas,

We hope the start of spring finds each of you with the joy of possibilities and new life in your hearts! Being from Colorado, spring is always a metaphor for new life, as the trees start to show signs of budding leaves and flowers, and the Tulips start to spring up from the ground. 

Medellín is known as the "City of Eternal Spring" because the weather is always just about perfect, and the trees are always green. But although there really isn't a change of seasons in Medellin, the city itself seems to be a metaphor for new life springing forth. The possibility of change and growth are evident in the community of people that have suffered through so much a metaphorically long winter, and they themselves are the Tulips budding up from the ground!

If you need evidence of this metaphor, you needn't look any further than the smiling faces of the girls at Cultivando Sonrisas! It continues to be a great joy for me to be able to witness to the incredible work Cultivando Sonrisas does to keep each of these girls safe and secure, offering them a hope and future away from the drugs and sex trafficking they were born in the midst of. 

It is my pleasure to inform you all that due to the generosity of each of you through our end of the year giving campaign, Cultivando Sonrisas has been able to break ground and start construction. The funds that have been raised so far, have been used for the design and legal costs, building foundations, structural work for the main building, and the first floor. 

They will be able to continue into the next stage of construction as the the different fundraising efforts bring in the necessary funds. 

We are so pleased with the progress, and yet we know we still have a long way to go.

We ask that you please consider making a "Spring Time" tax deductible donation, or start a recurring monthly donation to help us get further towards our goal! If it is not necessary for you to receive a tax credit for your donation, please contact us at info@fundacioncultivandosonrisas.com and we will let you know other options to contribute to our Home to Build Futures in Campaign. 

It is with great JOY in our hearts that we offer each of you a hopeful spring time greeting! 

God Bless,

Jenna & the Cultivando Sonrisas Family!

Construction has started
Construction has started
Construction has started
Construction has started
Construction has started
Construction has started

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Dear Friends & Family of Cultivando Sonrisas!

We hope this finds each of you having a wonderful holiday season and with the joy and peace of Christmas in your hearts. At Cultivando Sonrisas we have had an extra special December and Christmas season, thanks in part to your generosity! Thank you thank you thank YOU!

As we approach the last few days of 2017, we want to update you on the progress of our project “A Home To Build Futures In”, and ask you to to join with us in 2018 to ensure the continued progress of this project, helping to see it to completion!

To date, through the GlobalGiving platform, we have raised $23,100 USD from 94 different donors! What a great start to this campaign! Truly we are so grateful and excited for the progress that is being made towards our goal to raise $170,000 in a year’s time to ensure a permanent home for our girl and the foundation.

On top of the excitement of the wonderful start to our fundraising campaign, in December the foundation finally received approval and permits to be able to build on the land that they purchased in 2015. The original plan was to build on this land, but for 2 years we have not been able to get the necessary permits to begin building.

Having these permits will allow us to start building in stages as the money is raised for the project. However, this is going to require a strong devotion to continued fundraising to ensure the funds continue to come in as we start the building process.

We ask each of you to please consider making a commitment to a reoccurring monthly donation starting today! Reoccurring monthly donations are one of the biggest indicators of long term sustainability regardless of how big or small your monthly donation is.

 Through GlobalGiving you can sign up to make a reoccurring monthly donation for as little as $10 a month, which likely much less than you spend on coffee in a month J

Also remember all donations made through the GlobalGiving platform are tax deductible in both the US and the UK. And…..any reoccurring donations made before midnight EST Dec. 31st, will be matched, and count as 2 donors in our overall donation count for the accelerator program, helping us to win bonus prizes such as $$$ and free marketing for our fundraising efforts!

 Please join us in our 2018 New years Goal!

 It is really easy to sign up for a reoccurring donation, just go to our campaign page on GlobalGiving https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/a-home-to-build-futures-in/ On the right hand side you will see a “Donate Now” button where you can customize your donation amount, or directly below the donate now button there are two tabs “donate once” or “donate monthly”, click on the donate monthly tab and pick your donation amount. Please let us know if you have any questions.

 We are so incredibly grateful for each of you….the extended family of Cultivando Sonrisas!

 Happy New Year!!

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Fundacion Cultivando Sonrisas

Location: Medellin - Colombia
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Fundacion Cultivando Sonrisas
Manuela Vargas
Project Leader:
Manuela Vargas
Fundación Cultivando Sonrisas
Medellin, Colombia

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