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.
Ma. Inocencia Pichardo Velazquez