Updated October, 2020: This fundraiser has been on pause since the start of the pandemic. It is my hope that if you find yourself one of the lucky folks still healthy, working and putting food on the table, parting with a few dollars will be a no-downside gift to those who need it:)
In 2015, on one of many trips to Valle de Guadalupe, I met the founder of Corazon de Vida, an organization that supports nearly a dozen orphanages in Baja. The story of Hilda (who grew up in the Mexican orphanage system) and her husband, James, showed me the power of two people living a life of service and purpose. We became fast friends.
Due to my clinical background, Hilda thought I might be able to help out with their special needs residents. Months later I got the privilege of visiting and consulting with Rancho de los Niños, an orphanage run by a couple who grew up there decades earlier, who also have full-time jobs. They engaged a dedicated psychologist and speech pathologist to carry out our recommendations, and these individuals had purpose and meaning in their days for the first time. I found myself wishing I could do more.
I set a goal to raise $1,000 by the end of the year through small micro-donations, with the hope that this simple, low-cost show of support brings gratitude and connection across the border.
Please consider donating a few dollars (maybe giving up just one $7 latte?). This was designed to be a slow growth, year-long endeavor, so if now isn’t a great time to part with that cash, please consider checking in later.
Thanks for being an awesome human!
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