Today marks an exciting moment for Expand Casa Hogar. The last of the funds raised by Expand Casa Hogar up to this moment have been wired to Oaxaca. In a matter of days, it will be clear just how close we have come to raising the entire price of the two-story house next door to Casa Hogar, our goal! Hopefully, the gap is very small. Doña Coco and everyone at Casa Hogar are very excited to complete the purchase and are prepared to dig deep for the rest of the money needed!
This additional building provides beds for about half of the fifty-plus children at Casa Hogar Hijos de la Luna, a bathroom, room for the water purification system and extended kitchen storage. The property also contains a cement area currently used for basketball and general play which might serve as the foundation for more indoor space in the future. Casa Hogar currently rents the property, thus, the purchase will provide financial relief by removing those rental payments from the Hijos de la Luna budget!
As always, thank you so much for your support. I encourage you to consider helping Casa Hogar close the gap on the purchase (how large that gap is to be announced) by donating on GlobalGiving. Visit our Facebook page or blog for more information!
This holiday season we would like to thank you all for your past support for the children of Casa Hogar.
Due to your hard work and generosity, Expand Casa Hogar won a $10,000 grant from Cultivate Wines this past fall. We also received support during a benefit concert kindly offered by classical guitarist Thales Smith, and the Gifts to the World event at the First United Methodist Church of Austin. This year you all have helped us to nearly triple the amount of money raised in our first year.
Casa Hogar is currently in the process of purchasing an adjacent piece of land which already contains a two-story building! The purchase will be completed as the funds from Cultivate Wines are received. Casa Hogar hopes to add on to the building in the future, creating even more space.
Thank you for your generous will to provide the children of Casa Hogar with a safe home, loving care and education.
By Sophia Zaia | Co-Director, Current Project Leader
Hi All! I hope this message finds you well.
We have fantastic news. Casa Hogar will be able to buy the land they need with the discount, thanks to all your help!!
The owner of the land offered an extension until the end of the month. The money we have raised on GlobalGiving combined with the rest of the $23,000 US raised by my sister Ariana during the first year of Expand Casa Hogar as well as money raised by Coco and with help from a 0% loan offered by a generous volunteer at Casa Hogar will enable Coco to purchase the land!
This is exactly the dream we have been fighting for during the last month (and long before I became part of the project!). Thank you for your incredible generosity; you have made all this possible.
But the news just gets better: we have the unique opportunity to win $50,000 for Casa Hogar just by voting. This money would enable us to pay back the loan we used to purchase the land, as well as pay for the construction of the new house!
This opportunity is very exciting for us because we do not have to ask for money or time from our supporters—this voting process takes seconds. Merely log in with Facebook vote to for our project here: http://www.cultivatewines.com/cause/49258/. We are thrilled to be able to offer you the unique opportunity to change the world with the click of a button!
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