La Vida No Espera is dedicated to help raise $8k to fund El Hogar's summer field trips! With the money raised, El Hogar will be able to pay for
Trips to:Brookfield ZooAdler PlanetariumWaveland BowlEnchanted Castle
be able to pay for transportation.
These trips are important to the children because it lets them see other parts of Chicago besides their own community. By exploring different places, many will be inspired and will be able to learn more about their own city!
What if you weren't allowed to go to field trips as a child due to low funding? Lets not let this happen to the future of Chicago!
Thank you everyone ahead of time!! Deadline is June 11th!!Here is a brief history of EL Hogar del Niño
"Since 1972, El Hogar del Niño, which means the home of the child, has been serving Chicago’s predominately Latino neighborhoods of Pilsen and Little Village. As neighborhoods, economies, politics and communities have transformed over the decades, El Hogar has remained constant in its commitment to serve those most in need.
Although El Hogar now serves over 300 children yearly, the agency has humble roots. As the economic environment began to change in the early 1970s and more households were becoming dual-income, a group of local Pilsen mothers found themselves with new child care challenges. For many, the ideal situation was to leave their children with family, especially grandmothers. However, the reality was very different. Banding together, these devoted parents birthed the first bilingual and affordable daycare in the area. From the basement of a local church, they were able to provide a safe and educational environment for their children.
When taking up the challenge of naming the newly created child care agency, the founders committed themselves to choosing a name that would embody the hopes and dreams they had for the organization. They wanted their children to feel safe, comfortable and loved-just like being at grandma’s house. It was essential that the children be the focus, and that learning be at the forefront. Thus, the agency came to be named El Hogar del Niño. " - via (http://www.elhogardelnino.org/