Event Category: Charity Events
POPSICLE DAY at Casa Hogar Santa Julia
Saturday, July 13th, 2019
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Casa Hogar Santa Julia,
Privada de Chupiros 5, Providencia
The local girls orphanage, Casa Hogar Santa Julia, is in need of a new roof and funds to cover drivers and maintenance.
We are holding a Popsicle Day July 13th at 3pm where you can come out and see the facility and meet some of the girls. There will be limited refreshments and munchies on hand, including Popsicles until they are all gone.
If you cannot make it, but would like to make a donation, the information for the orphanage can be found below. Also cash donations can be made at Magenta, the art gallery at Zacateros 26. Just leave your donation with the person working the desk. We are open 11am-5pm seven days a week. For my friends in the states that would like to help, just PM me and I will send you an address to send your caring donations. Please feel free to share this post.
Casa Hogar Santa Julia, founded in 2005, provides housing, education, and support to girls who have been abandoned, orphaned, or suffered from family abuse and neglect. Surrounded by the love and caring devotion of the sisters Dominicas de Maria, the girls of Santa Julia are transformed into confident, educated, and productive members of our society. The girls at Sta. Julia are being equipped to flourish in all parts of their lives—from faith to friendships, preparing for college, and personal discipline.
With the support of private donors, state grants, and special fundraising events, we are able to provide food, shelter, education, and health care to the children. Sta. Julia currently houses 25 girls from 2 to 20 years old but is equipped to receive up to 45. The older ones go to school, either high-school or university. The youngest ones attend kinder-garden or elementary school. Their typical day is spent preparing for school, attending school needs, playing, and doing activities together. During the summer, they find ways to keep busy, like doing summer-cleaning and chores around the house.
Barbara Rueda and Rodney Dye founded Casa Hogar Corazon Valiente in 2014 after meeting with the Mexican Social Service Agency DIF. They were informed of a critical need within the Mexican state of Guanajuato for an additional home supporting girls from the ages of six to thirteen who had been abandoned, abused or neglected.
Both Barbara and Rodney, through working for four years with the other Casas Hogar in San Miguel de Allende, have gained extensive knowledge of their operations and administration. They witnessed and assisted new girls that were assigned to the home and soon realized that these girls, in addition to a safe place to stay, also needed help with psychological, educational, health, and wellbeing issues in order to become whole, stable children of our society.
In addition, Amigos of the Children of San Miguel, Inc., a 501 C-3 nonprofit Texas corporation, has been helping abandoned girls of San Miguel for the past four years and will continue to do so by supporting Casa Hogar Corazon Valiente. Billy Tiblets is the treasurer and co-founder of Amigos of the Children of San Miguel. His willingness to commit time, energy, and personal resources are key factors in our organization’s financial strength and stability.