Bring Hogar Children to Canada

$4,200 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 11 months
My story is simple:  11 years ago I did not know how important the community of Hogar del Nino in El Salvador would become to me. Particularly, three, now young adults; Maritza Bautista, Ivan Guzman and Carlos Gonzales.  They have taught me and many high school students life long lessons, living amidst a visibly broken community of people with multiple disabilities.  These lessons stem from hearts of peace, of humility, love, generosity, kindness, in effect; the Beatitudes in action,  These attitudes are clouded in our society by wealth, materialism and an ego driven individualistic society leaving us Westerners with the illusion of happiness,  wearing false masks of joy, yet, hidden realistically in misery and dissatisfaction. Our inner weaknesses are our very own troubled disabilities that can never be satiated until we find peace within which comes from God.  The people of Hogar are the living embodiment of God on earth.  They love and serve selflessly as Jesus did.  We find our true meaning living in solidarity amongst societal outcasts.  

So here, is the dream - help me, by donating generously to bring these three young adults to visit Canada this summer.  Your lives will be changed when you meet these lovely people who have been left abandoned because of their physical disabilities and call Hogar their home; where I found my spiritual home.  Status, money, wealth and power become insignificant when you meet the most humble people who possess true inner peace and happiness and paradoxically own nothing. 

Interested in becoming part of a life long memory for these young El Salvadorians?  Please donate and share your gifts to make this dream become a reality, we need your generosity.  

Be the change you wish to see in the world and don't let evil persist by remaining cowardly silent.

Please donate now,  Lydia Foch.
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Greetings, it has been a month since I last posted on this site and it may be less frequent as we have almost reached our goal, we are $3500 shy of raising $12,000. Thank you everyone. Thank you to the following people who donated: Frances Berry from SMI, Urszula Cybolko my 2011 Camino Peregrina, Brenda and Jim Polillo from St. Thomas in Wiarton, Lisa and her fiance Keith, Anita Beltrame and family from SMI and another parishioner from SMI, Alilida Artenosi. Our total is just under $8,500 raised. Thank you everyone and we hope to have our visitors in Canada in the spring of 2018. If interested in donating, please do so privately and contact my email at lydsf@hotmail.com. Thank you everyone.
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Thank you Family Colelli for your generous donation. Teresa attended our first mission trip with Villanova and is now interning for her medical studies in the States. Congratulations!
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Thank you Anita Markel for your generous family donation. Another St. Robert's Alumni. And thank you family Freiburger for your generous donation as well. Carlie attended our mission trip twice and was an incredible student leader much to be admired. Muchas gracias!
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Thank you so much Rob Maxwell for your generous donation. Rob and I go back to our high school days at St. Roberts. I last saw Rob a few years ago on the slopes of Revelstoke, skiing incredible BC fresh powder trying to keep up with him! He hasn't changed a bit. Thanks again Rob, hope to see you soon!
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$4,200 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 11 months
Created March 21, 2017
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$200
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6 months ago
$20
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6 months ago
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$30
Alicia Fortin
6 months ago

Que disfruten!

$100
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6 months ago
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$100
Nathan Cannon
6 months ago

What a great opportunity!

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