Thursday, March 29, 2012

CHARITY HOPPING AROUND THE WORLD



Welcome to CHARITY HOPPING AROUND THE WORLD hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, Reading Away The Days & Reading A Little Bit of Everything. I am thrilled for this opportunity to tell you a little about my favorite charity. I've had a link to it on this blog for a long time (see right sidebar). At the end of this blog is a giveaway: One person will WIN A $15 AMAZON GIFT CERTIFICATE!





To be eligible, please visit the Safe Homes For Children website and leave a comment below sharing one thing you learned there. Be sure to include an email address so I can contact you if you win. Extra entries can be earned as well. Thanks for being here today.


SAFE HOMES FOR CHILDREN/CASA DE SION is a private non-profit organization that puts food in the mouths and clothes on the backs of children in the most impoverished parts of Guatemala. My husband and his family are from Guatemala, which is why this particular charity is special to our family. We have donated hand-sewn blankets, school supplies and money.  Donated funds are used for many beneficial programs including:

Mothers & Tots Feeding Program provides neonatal supplements, infant formula and incaparina (a nutritional supplement) to mothers and their young children.



Afterschool Program not only provides school-aged children with a nutritious meal and English classes, but also distributes much needed shoes, clothing and medical/dental care.

Scholarship Program allows many children to attend school who might otherwise not be able to afford an education or who may have to work to help support their families.

Medical/Dental Care - Medical and dental practitioners often volunteer their time to visit local communities and provide basic care. Often more urgent medical attention is needed and donated funds helps pay for transportation to hospitals, surgery, and advanced care.

Clothes & Shoes Distribution - Used items that are donated are distributed to those who need them the most. School supplies, cook ware, blankets and other items are also needed.


For more information, contact Erin Sanofsky via email at erin.casadesion@gmail.com or by phone 801-372-2425. Safe Homes for Children is a U.S 501-c-3 Non-Profit Organization. Donations are fully tax deductible. 100% of your contribution goes in-country to Guatemalan Programs. There is no overhead.  

Every dollar or item you donate 
will be used to feed, clothe and educate a needy child.
 
Financial donations can be made through Paypal HERE or sent to:

Safe Homes for Children, Inc.
3001 Clemson Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205



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Thank you so much for taking a few moments today to learn about Safe Homes For Children.

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54 comments:

  1. i had no clue that the income of many families in Guatemala earn less than a dollar a day. totally shocked me. :0

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  2. Their income shocked me too, I also learned that this organization was started in 2003 and started as an orphanage and turned into a charity to help "orphans at home."

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  3. wow i learned that the educational level of the parents averages around one or two years of school

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  4. Thanks for introducing us to Safe Homes for Children. I am impressed that this group works for entire generational families within their own environments. We seem to hear more about groups who are taking children out of their homes for adoption out of their native countries.
    puttputt1198eve@comcast.net

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  5. wow, The income of many families is below a dollar a day, that is heartbreaking.

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  6. Wow, less then $1 a day... that's sad. :( and the kids that live on one meal or less a day. :( how heartbreaking. :(

    oklahomamommy0306@gmail.com

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  7. I learned that 50% and 70% of these indigenous people survive on less than the minimum nutritional standards

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  8. This looks like an awesome organization! I loved how they phrased this "Poor nutrition is as endemic as the poverty; the two go hand-in-hand." so true!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. The low income of families shocked me.

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  10. They have 10 birth children and 8 adopted children!!

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  11. its so sad that the income of many families is under a dollar a day

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  12. I learned that "The income of many families is below a dollar a day. "

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  13. I learned they have an after school program to teach kids not only school subjects but hygiene and manners. They also feed a nutritious meal to the kids 3 days a week.

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  14. The low income of the families. wow.

    Froggy

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  15. Yeah, the income is extremely low, and it breaks my heart.

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  16. I love that they teach neonatal classes to improve the lives of babies. That hits close to home since I have a 3 month old daughter!

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  17. Child are so cute and lovely. You provide such safe children' s home. I like this fantastic and useful information. You have done fantastic work.

    online donation

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  18. I never knew that Guatemala was one of the poorest countries. It was certainly an eye opening post. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. I learned that the income of many families is below a dollar a day.
    lmhscheer at yahoo dot come

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  20. There was so much to learn. Such low income and under-education.

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  21. I learned the first thing that you notice in the Guatemalan Highlands is how short of stature the Indians are. This is not genetic but the result of poor nutrition. The same Mayan Indians several hundred miles north average about seven inches taller. This stunting is a sign of severe malnutrition.
    Very sad and eye opening. Thanks for sharing your cause.
    Sue B

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  22. Wow - learned that the founders have 10 children and adopted 8! They are so generous!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  23. I've learned that Safe Homes for Children provides meals, nutritional supplements, education classes, tutoring and student scholarships with the aim of opening doors for the next generation. They want to move this generation out of poverty and into the middle class. What a great charity. I've learned so many things by visiting all the sites for this blog hop and found out that some of the charities I support are also being featured on some of the participating blogs. Keep up the good work and thank you for the giveaway.

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  24. Many people survive on what they grow themselves.
    amandarwest atgmaildotcom

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  25. wow, most adults can't read, write or speak spanish.

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  26. many families only earn less then a buck a day
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  27. I loved the Mothers and Tots program. It's so sad that infants are dying because their mothers simply can't produce enough breast milk. Great charity, you've picked, Laurisa.

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  28. The educational level of the parents in these rural communities averages around one or two years of school.

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  29. Many families only make a dollar a day!

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  30. I learned that the educational level of the parents in the rural communities averages around one or two years of school.
    Tracy Awalt Juliano
    ohsopetite1(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Such an amazing charity to represent!

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  31. I learned that many men work a small plot of land on a subsistence basis.

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  32. that the poverty there ranks the worst in the world, so sad.

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  33. thank you for an important giveaway
    childrensbook13 at aol dot com

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  34. I learned that they are currently working among the Mayan Indians of Guatemala who are some of the poorest people in the Western Hemisphere.

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  35. Thank you for spotlighting such a great charity. I have friends that work with other charities in Guatemala, but I did not realize the poverty rate is one of the worst in the world.

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  36. i did not know that the Indians in the Guatemalan Highlands are short in stature because of poor nutrition

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  37. I had no idea that Guatemala was such a poor country and that there are people there living on less than a dollar a day. My niece just went there on a mission trip and now I have a slightly better picture of what she witnessed while there.

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  38. I knew they were poor, but had no idea just how poor or how much they are lacking when it comes to education. What a horrible cycle.
    Laura

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  39. thats crazy and sad that income levels are below $1. this is a great charity to help better the lives of the children

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  40. I learned that many children only have one meal a day and sometimes this meal is only a tortilla or two.
    (mary michaud)
    simplymerry at gmail dot com

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  41. A $100 scholarship will help cover school supplies in elementary school and a $250-$350 scholarship will cover school and supplies for middle school.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  42. I like that they have a multi-generational mindset.

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  43. Most adults cannot read or write and many cannot speak Spanish.
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  44. I learned that Safe Homes for Children started in Guatemala City in 2003 with their first project.

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  45. I learned that anyone whose interested can sign-up for a short or long term volunteer (task: tutorial program, construction projects, gardening and landscaping)

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    riadeliza823(at)ymail(dot)com

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  46. I learned that in their target population in Guatemala, "that between 50% and 70% of these indigenous people survive on less than the minimum nutritional standards." That is such a high and shocking statistic. I was glad to learn about this charity doing such great and important work!

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  47. The very low incomes of families is a shock!!!
    eg kaufman

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  48. wow one meal a day is terriable! :(

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  49. It was not an adoption hodar like the rest, it started differently and has acted differently - always for the children

    scarlettkitty at hotmail dot com

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  50. I found out that most adults cannot read or write and many cannot speak Spanish.

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  51. Their mission is to enhance the lives of Guatemala’s least fortunate children by nourishing their bodies as well as their minds with nutritional, educational and medical initiatives.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  52. I learned that they supply clothes and shoes, medical treatment, and scholarships!

    sblake1[at]student[dot]framingham[dot]edu

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  53. I learned that they have an innovative Orphans at Home program that helps children living at home.

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  54. "The income of many families is below a dollar a day. " wow

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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