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Monday, August 22, 2011

TODOS SANTOS - Hogar del Niño Orphanage


Source: Baja Western Onion
Back-to-School Help Needed - The Hogar del Niño, our local orphanage, relies on the community for support as this home is not funded by the government. Please stop by to meet Joel and Alicia Hernandez and their staff of volunteers who currently care for 23 boys and girls, mostly placed by DIF. Some of the children are literal orphans while others are in need of protective care.

The Hogar del Niño is located north of Todos Santos on a dirt road just off the highway before the Pemex. If you would like to help, cash donations are always in need. Donating online is easy at www.hogardelnino.org.mx. The hogar has an ongoing need for foods such as meats, eggs, and fresh fruit and vegetables. If you would like to provide meals on a monthly basis, contact the meal coordinator, Lisa Welch. Her email is: lwelsch@cbriveras.com.

Lastly, school supplies are needed as school begins in a few weeks. The kids need backpacks, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, notebooks of all kinds, and large sheets of white poster board. They could also use socks and school shoes. Your help is both needed and appreciated. If you are making an online cash donation and you want to designate, for example, shoes, you can email hogardelninoac@hotmail.com to inform them. Thank you for your help. - Joel Hernandez, hogardelninoac@hotmail.com, www.hogardelnino.org.mx, 612-145-0584 , Baja California Sur