Orphans Aspiring to Go to College

$6,976 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 29 months
SD
Shortell Design
on behalf of Joseph Shortell
 DALLAS, TX
This is a petition for Juana and Teresa, two young ladies from La Providencia Orphanage in Mexico, where Shortell Design has been involved for the last few years.  

We had a fund drive last year which resulted in the acquisition and installation of a solar hot water heater for all of the children, and then in February of this year we made a trip to the orphanage when I was accompanied by Andrea Reich and our workshop partner Juan Alarcon.  

We enjoyed a beautiful day with all of the children during which we cooked a big all American meal of hot dogs and hamburgers and they ate to their hearts content.  At the end of the afternoon, we surprised each one of them with a brand new pair of sneakers.  You would have thought we hung the moon they were so happy. This is another proof that a little can go a very long way.


Juana and Teresa both dream of ambitious careers beyond the walls of the orphanage that rescued them from very hard circumstances, which most of us can barely imagine.  Juana who is going to be 17, dreams of becoming a Chef. Teresa who is 24 and has completed her nursing career, dreams of becoming a Pediatric Doctor.  

We are working to raise $5000 for these 2 girls so that they can have enough funds to complete their schooling.  Shortell Design will match any funds that are donated through this fund.  As in the past, every penny that is donated goes to the welfare of these children.  If any further information is desired, please contact us via email at shortelldesign@yahoo.com or jackquelynbrown@gmail.com

I am convinced in my heart by reaching out to these children in the orphanage and becoming a partner in their dreams and aspirations, we are in a small part helping to make this world a better place.  

I believe that Juana, who has known what it is to live in the streets hungry and abandoned, will make a phenomenal chef one day, and I believe that Teresa who never knew the love of her birth mother will become a great children’s doctor with an empathy she had to learn all on her own.  

Thank you for your support.


Joseph Shortell
Jackquelyn Brown






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$6,976 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 29 months
Created June 24, 2016
SD
Shortell Design
on behalf of Joseph Shortell
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JR
$2,000
John Robinson
11 months ago

Feliz Navidad from John G. Robinson and Joseph Shortell

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11 months ago
$250
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16 months ago
JR
$1,000
John Robinson
16 months ago

For Joseph Shortell's services. Thank you

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