Some do good, charity or support for others for the summer allows us to tell you about a rite of passage for most Latin Girls that becomes a memory to cherish a lifetime! Similar to sweet sixteen, when a Latina reaches her 15th birthday, it is celebrated almost as a wedding! Historically this was when a young lady was introduced by her parents to society, and it has evolved to elaborate celebrations. The quinceañera. Now hold that thought.
Let us introduce you to The Orphaned Earing. You can read more about them here
For the last 5 years, the Bloganthropy Award winner, The Orphaned Earring has helped over 300 orphan kids in Latin America with food, clothes, school supplies and arts & crafts. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the orphanages but most of the time the bracelet sales sometimes doesn’t even reach the $150 a month goal.
Even though The Orphaned Earring struggles every month, it’s incredible to see how $30 a month they feed about 60 children daily for a month in Guatemala. Isn’t that amazing? While that is truly an accomplishment, we often forget that these orphanages also house young ladies with dreams of having a Quinceanera celebration.
Now let's go back to our original explanation: a Quinceanera is a big deal in Latin American countries that celebrates a girls right-of-passage. Without parents to make this celebration happen, these young ladies will never have a special day due to the hardships they face.
This year, in addition to our regular contributions and ongoing help to each center, we want to make the dreams of 7 teenage girls come true and help them get the Quinceanera they deserve but we need your help!
Become a Quinceanera MADRINA o PADRINO (a Godparent) and help raise money for celebrations for 4 girls in Mexico and 3 girls in Guatemala. Normally, Godparents for these celebrations are charged with a specific need of the party like the food or music.
Here is how you can help:
· Help meet our goal by contributing to the #QuinceDrams Fundly campaign and encourage your family and friends to #DoGood by donating any amount. Simply click here:https://fundly.com/quincedreams
You can also become a monthly supporter to help us continue bring smiles to over 300 children!
· Become a monthly donor. Any amount helps! Click on this Paypal Link, enter the amount you want to donate in the amount box and click on the recurring monthly payment.
Here is your R.S.V.P. Because of course you are invited!
The Guatemala Celebration will be heldSunday, August 17th. Thankfully our three beautiful girls already have Quinceanera dresses that were donated for last year’s Quinceanera celebration. We just need to raise money for the party and gifts for the girls!
Mexico girls: To our surprise, the girls in Tijuana want to do a history tour in D.F. Mexico. They've read about the history of their country and dream with traveling to visit the museums and historical sites in D.F. Instead of spending money on a party, they would like help with plane tickets. Once in D.F. we would find a church or friends to allow them to stay with them.
Nothing like helping dreams come true! Will you be a madrina or padrino? Come join this marvelous organization's efforts.
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