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Below is Harlem's Thank you drawing to all of you who made a donation for his leukemia treatments...his family has obtained a medical visa for a year with help from the refugee house and they have a place to stay in Chiapas for the treatments. Thank you all so much, I have received many notes of thanks about this from the Honduran family, but nothing quite like Harlem's drawing :)

Every year I work with children at a Refugee House in Mexico City. These kids are from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras - even Africa, fleeing violence (El Salvador and Honduras have the two highest murder rates in the world).  SMR  (Scalabrinianas Mision Con Migrantes Y Refugiados) houses about 50 refugees at a time, for a period of 3 months and works to get them asylum from the Mexican Government. SMR continues to have a high success rate.

They've got a great group of volunteers - lots of students and sweet old ladies. With the money raised, we're basically helping feed, clothe and house people (They have 4 dorms: men, women, families, and transpeople, with laundry services on the roof)

I make lesson plans for the kids, take them to the park, do coloring and arts & crafts - and sometimes I even cook. I never thought I'd be a novice nun, but the Scalabrinianas (good social justice nuns) have jumped me in and I'm honored to be a part of their mission which has expanded into a nonprofit with a full-service approach staffed by secular professionals, such as doctors, psychologists and university-trained social workers.



  • Michael Conboy
    • $100 
    • 6 d
  • William Staubi
    • $100 
    • 6 d
  • Anonymous
    • $300 
    • 23 d
  • Diane Warren
    • $25 
    • 26 d
  • Paula McNally
    • $50 
    • 1 mo


Trebor Healey
San Francisco, CA

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