Casa Cuna La Paz - Help Children in Need

by ELISA MARGARITA BERRUECOS A.C.: Casa Cuna La Paz
Casa Cuna La Paz - Help Children in Need
Casa Cuna La Paz - Help Children in Need
Casa Cuna La Paz - Help Children in Need
Casa Cuna La Paz - Help Children in Need
Casa Cuna La Paz - Help Children in Need
Casa Cuna La Paz - Help Children in Need
(Before pandemic) Little girl puts on her shoe
(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.

Sincerely,

Maria Inocencia Pichardo V.

Director

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Toy Drive 2020
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.

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Newest member of Casa Cuna
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.

Our beautiful baby girl
Our beautiful baby girl
Playing while receiving food assistance
Playing while receiving food assistance
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Courtyard
Courtyard

Dear Benefactors,

"Casa Cuna La Paz" is very grateful for your donations that have been used to care for our children, from newborns to 6 years old. You support is helping them greatly.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and following guidance of government health authorities, we temporarily suspended our work on March 20, 2020. Therefore, we have been unable to offer our services in the way we commonly do. However, it is in times like this when our services are most needed! "Casa Cuna La Paz" knows that the situations of the vulnerable families we serve are dire, and we have started to help them in non-traditional ways. We have been providing them food and meals-to-go three times per week, and have been offering them support over the phone from a community they already know and trust, serving as a one-stop shop where families can get up-to-date information about resources available to them in times like this.

The vast majority of single mothers that rely on our help have unfortunately been greatly affected by this pandemic. Their vulnerable situations are further jeopardized by loss of jobs and income. Many of them are unable to pay rent, and some have been forced to return to their hometowns.

We look forward to re-start offering our services soon. We ask for your support so we can continue helping the many single mothers that count on us for caring for their children. It enables them to build a better future for their families and a more resilient society that can overcome challenges like this!

Again, we thank you very much for your generous help. The girls and boys from "Casa Cuna La Paz" give you their most heartfelt "Gracias!".

Sincerely,

Classroom
Classroom

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The children of Casa Cuna La Paz saw 2019 come to a close with the happiness and energy that is only seen when Christmas comes around.  In this holiday season, our children made memories that will last for a long time, as they participated in our traditional "Posada", where they sang popular Christmas carols, broke piñatas, enjoyed homemade sweets and cookies, and received small but nice presents donated by our supporters.  Seeing their smiles when they open their gifts is the energy that drives our work.

Casa Cuna has helped thousands of children since it was founded in 1912.  In the past 10 years, our work has focused on helping vulnerable children of single parent homes and of migrant families.  We have seen a large increase of seasonal workers who migrate from various states to Mexico City in search of work.  Parents often see an opportunity to earn money working in entry level jobs as nannies, caretakers, maids, cooks, etc. These jobs often require long hours, pay minimal wage, offer no benefits, and typically last only a few months.  Parents are forced to leave their young children behind with grandparents, or may bring the children with them hoping to find a safe place for them while they go to work. This is where Casa Cuna shines!

Many parents of our children find Casa Cuna through word of mouth. A friend of a friend or a person from the same hometown tells them that they are not alone in this big city; that there is a place that will welcome them and help them be successful by taking care of their children while they go to work.  Thanks to your generous donations, Casa Cuna provides food, education and medical care to these vulnerable children, a welcome relief to many parents who would otherwise have to make difficult choices with regards to the well-being of their little ones.

As a new year begins, the staff at Casa Cuna La Paz would like to thank our donors for their support. We would not have been able to do as much without your help.  Your donations have enabled us to provide good care to children who may have not received anything otherwise. You have made a great difference in many children's lives! Please continue supporting Casa Cuna in 2020 to ensure our work continues to benefit children that most need it.

Sincerely,

Ma. Inocencia Pichardo Velazquez
Director

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ELISA MARGARITA BERRUECOS A.C.: Casa Cuna La Paz

Location: MEXICO CITY - Mexico
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Inocencia Pichardo
MEXICO CITY, Mexico
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