Dear Generous Friends,
My sister Ariana began raising funds for Casa Hogar Hijos de la Luna in 2011. At the time, her goal was to raise $50,000 to help expand the wonderful home which Casa Hogar provides for so many children in their community. Since Ariana began raising funds through Expand Casa Hogar, amazing support from people like Ana who held benefit dinners and concerts in her native Switzerland, Julia who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to benefit Casa Hogar and supporters like yourselves have enabled us to pass the $50,000 goal by more than $20,000, far more than we could ever have hoped for.
Many thanks go out to you for all the love you have showered open Casa Hogar! The new house is nearly purchased, but most importantly, Dona Coco and her sons and helpers continue to love and care for 50 indescribably wonderful children, providing them with food, love, education and a place to stay, every single day that they might need them.
Expand Casa Hogar is taking a nap from web presence for the time being. To stay in touch with Casa Hogar, please visit them in Oaxaca or at their website http://www.hijosdelaluna-en.org/. Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions, or ask Casa Hogar directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love and thanks,
Los Hijos de la Luna are receiving support from all corners of the globe!
Julia and Emma, former Casa Hogar volunteers, will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013. They are dedicating this athletic feat to Casa Hogar Hijos de la Luna.
"The aim of this project is to raise funds so that Casa Hogar can continue supporting the many children in the home, allowing them to develop in a safe environment until they are ready for independence. Casa Hogar is working on several projects for the future that desperately need funding, such as building a sturdier, safer, and larger home for the children."
Take a look at their exciting fundraising efforts here!
Greetings from Expand Casa Hogar!
As stated in the previous report, the total funds raised to date by Expand Casa Hogar have now been sent to Oaxaca (with the exception of recent donations within the last few weeks). We are excited to announce that after raising $65,000 US dollars towards the purchase of the two-story house next to Casa Hogar, only $4,050 of the total price are missing!
This feels like such a small amount when compared to the total, yet it will enable Casa Hogar Hijos de la Luna to close the gap on purchasing the two-story house and property adjacent to their original building.
This two-story home provides housing for twenty children on ten beds. This is a large percentage of the 52 children currently residing at Casa Hogar! The bottom floor of the house shelters their water purifier and provides much-needed storage space.
Casa Hogar currently rents the house they would like to buy at about $120 per month, so the purchase would relieve substantial stress on their budget every month.
The lot on which the house sits also contains a play area and basketball court. In the ideal future, Casa Hogar would add on to this building over the cement basketball court.
As our final days of fund raising for this large and exciting purchase coincide with tax time, many of you may find it helpful to donate to Expand Casa Hogar through Global Giving.
With your support, Casa Hogar can continue to provide safety, shelter, education, nourishment and a loving family environment to 52 of the most deserving, bright, hopeful and charming children I have been blessed with the opportunity to spend time around.
Thank you for your support.
Hope this message finds you well!
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!
Peace and love,
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.
Peace and love for the holidays,
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