Adrian, one of the 77 children in our care.
The month of September has quickly come to a close! What a busy month it was, full of activities centered around the celebration of Mexican Independence Day. All 77 of the children under our care took part in events that ranged from handcrafting decorations for our Casa Cuna to learning about the history and people who were part of the movement for Independence.
We are very grateful to our donors who have helped support the work we do for our children. The donations for our project “Help Children in Need” have passed the halfway mark of a very ambitious goal, which we hope to reach by the end of this year. Your donations have benefited our children in their daily lives, by providing them with 3 nutritious meals per day, a well-rounded education and good medical care. With your support, we have provided them with a safe space where they can grow to become the adults that will help our country become a more prosperous one.
Our children come from challenging backgrounds where they may not have all the resources young people require to prosper; they may easily fall through the cracks. In addition to food and shelter, in Casa Cuna La Paz they see role models that show them the many possibilities life offers, helping envision themselves as good members of society. Living in a stable environment surrounded by good influences builds resilience, which will help them stay in the good path when they inevitably face challenges later in life. It is an investment that will pay dividends in the future.
We invite you to continue helping Casa Cuna La Paz! This labor of love requires many hands to be accomplished. It is the day-to-day care and love that we give our children that will see them go far in a challenging and rapidly changing world. Their young hearts and minds embrace the future with joy, eager to climb the highest mountains, and it is up to all of us to give them all they need to do so!
Ma. Inocencia Pichardo Velazquez
Director, Casa Cuna La Paz
Our children having fun hitting a pinata.