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Christmas presents for boys and girls (Loreto BCS)

DIF of Loreto is welcoming donations of Christmas presents for boys and girls through age 12 for the Jugeton 2009.  Toys can be dropped off in the large black basket in front of the DIF office on Juarez Street or in the courtyard of the Mission church across from the office.  Last year 3000 presents were given to 3000 happy children!  Your gifts should not be wrapped, as this will be done by volunteers.  The Jugeton will take place on December 24 at Plaza Salvatierra, across from the Mission Church.

In addition to the Jugeton, there will be a tree lighting ceremony on Dec 13 at Plaza Salvatierra at 8:00 pm.  The Comittee in Support of Casa Hogar is selling tickets for a 50/50 raffle, and the drawing will be held at this event.  If you would like to buy tickets, call Paula at 135-2125.  You must be present to win.  Tickets are 20 pesos each.

Casa Hogar is not an orphanage, but a safe home for children whose families are in crisis.  They may spend up to 6 months at the home, in a caring and secure environment, and return to their homes when conditions are improved.  The committee is composed of Loreto women from many walks of life.  Several are teachers, most are raising families.  They have organized several events to raise funds for the maintenance and improvement of Casa Hogar, and their work has improved the lives of the children placed in the home.

Submitted by:  Paula Alley

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