…over the past 18 months we have increased our staffing, provided training to our caregivers and had the full time services of a psychologist and teacher available for our kids thanks to support from many of you. So today, instead of our kids being several years behind academically and exhibiting a variety of emotional and behavioral issues, for the most part they are incredibly happy, loving, well-adjusted kids who are doing well academically. Meanwhile, we have been doing a lot of community outreach to try to find wonderful local families willing to adopt our kids and I am thrilled to report that we now have 9 children out with families in the process of being adopted and three families ready to begin the adoption process with 5 more of our kids!
Eighteen months ago when Kathleen Duncan from Arizona’s iconic Duncan Family Farms decided she wanted to start giving back to this community that had showered so much pleasure upon her and the Duncan family over the last 25 years, she admittedly did not know where she could help, just that she wanted to help where her contributions could do the most good, and where they were most needed.
It’s just amazing what miracles the women of Puerto Peñasco can produce when they’re on a mission, and how many come together to help. To get them into the miracle-creating mode just mention the needs of children…because “it’s all about the kids…”
Her philosophy is that these kids have been abandoned enough, not to mention the abuse and/or neglect that goes along with dysfunctional familial behavior that leaves children as young as 2 years of age walking the streets in the middle of the night, alone and afraid; some so heavily laden with lice that upon delivery to Infantil de Amores shelter, in many cases it’s necessary to…
About four years ago, while I was perusing one of the Rocky Point forums, I read of a man who had a dire need of a job and Mark Olszewski’s efforts to help him find one. Mark mentioned the family’s little girl and their need for food and play things for her. Having a thing for kids, I was truly touched by his efforts.
A few days later, the week after Easter, I was in Walmart and saw a
About 15 years ago a Christmas Angel Tree program was started to help special needs children have a merry Christmas. You’ve seen the Angel Tree concept in U.S. malls where you can take a small angel from a large Christmas tree and each angel has a child’s name, age, clothing and shoe size and you can purchase and wrap a present that will go directly to the child.
With the exception of last year, that’s what has been happening in Puerto Peñasco on a slightly smaller scale—