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The Day of the Child, a national holiday here in Mexico, is celebrated each Spring on April 30th. This holiday is special for all children as we celebrate their joy, happiness, lives and spirits! For the last three years, Friends of Esperanza have been embracing the children of Esperanza para los Niños Children home here in Rocky Point by having a Beach party fundraiser! Volunteers, friends and family have united to ensure each of these children are made to feel special by enjoying a day of activities filled with fun and sun on Sandy Beach, while raising money to assist the children and Esperanza’s mission throughout the year. April 29th, 2018 will mark the third year of our Day of the Child Fundraiser!
Esperanza means hope, and the Esperanza children’s home located 18 miles out of town is the hope for many children who are left without parents to care fore them. These children live with two sets of missionary families in a complex located 15 miles north of Rocky Point. You might recognize the sign which leads down a 3 mile dirt road to the facility that houses anywhere between 25-50 children.
The children reside at Esperanza, but go to school in Rocky Point and participate in the local Puerto Peñasco community. Their ages range from 3-21 and their needs are as varied as you can imagine. Many of them have lived through very difficult challenges and situations. These children are not adoptable because they have not been legally severed from their families.
This year we will be celebrating the Day of the Child, at Sandy Beach, in front of the Sonoran Sky resort, April 29th from 2 – 6 p.m. There will be games, food, fun, and Fundraising! All the children will participate in beach games, prizes and competitions! Volunteers will help with games, food prep, awards and raffles. We are looking for local support for prizes, donations, food and games. This support will aid in providing Five children with braces, two new cars for transportation to schools, as well as needed windows and walls for the missionaries homes.
Volunteers and being coordinated through Michelle Auer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations can be given at ……. go fund me: https://www.gofundme.com/2018-day-of-the-child