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December 04, 2012

Please help the children at the El Faro orphanage - food water electricity and gas to get to school... xoxo  See more
Leslie Johnson

THE STORY:

Dear Family and Friends,

It is that time of year again when I reflect on my year with the children at El Faro and ask for your help and support.

Have trouble believing these amazing children have already been a part of my life for eight years.  They remind me as the "babies" are now in school learning to read, use computers, and speak English; the elementary school aged children are now teens and all that brings; and a few of the children that were young teenagers when I met them are now fortunately attending Universities. 

El Faro, the orphanage, physically has grown much over the past eight years as well.  While still so far from perfect, the progress is indeed notable (new visitors comment on what good shape it is in and it makes me smile remembering where we started from). Yet I still dream of the day we can move the children to a more stable location, El Faro has grown so much with your help over the years.

I thank you all for your support financially, with both monetary donations and supplies, and also with the constant loving kind words you all have expressed to me on behalf of the children (let me tell you when I get tired ...I hear all your voices and it keeps me motivated).


Like many charities, Corazon De Vida, has felt the strain of the recession with the lessening of donations.  So, this year Project Casa De Vida (www.projectcasadevida.org) has decided to make a firm commitment towards some monthly expenses while continuing to look for some bigger solutions towards the eventual relocation of the children. 

The following expenses will be covered by your donations: 

 Food  - PCDV $375 (of $1,355)
 Gasoline 500
 Propane  (average) 100
 Utilities-electricity  (average) 200
 Utilities-Tel/Int/Cable 160
 Utilities-Water 100
 Total monthly expenditures for El Faro $2,415


Please know that as always I am grateful for your generosity.  Donations can be made here or by check to my home (PCDV  c/o Leslie Johnson, 3991 Hemway Court, Simi Valley, CA 93063).

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and safe holiday season.
Much love,
Leslie

 

 

 

Corazon de Vida is a 501 c 3 non profit organization, tax ID# 33-0707788. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For the latest information, please visit and LIKE and our facebook page.

                         www.corazondevida.org

 

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$4,348

MONEY RAISED
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  • Theresa Coghlan

    $100

  • Leslie Sobel

    $100

  • Justin Marks

    $100

  • Ethan, Dee & Alexa Lawrence

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Diana

     

  • Hillary Manning

    $25

  • Mike Kaufman

    $100

  • Sylvia R. Hemingway

    $150

  • Christa Morris

    $50

  • Ken Johnson

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • PATRICIA ROY

    $50

  • Carmina Velasco

    $100

  • Carson Wong

    $80

  • David

    $100

  • Beatriz Johnson

    $40

  • portia, bob and Mae

    $18

  • Niceole Levy

    $25

  • Randy Arichea

    $100

  • Jenik Badalian

    $50

  • Marcee Hagan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kathryn Kerwin Saliers

    $100

  • chris johnson

    $25

  • Zina Figilis

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Dettmanns

    $500

  • Chris Dolan

    $30

  • Jill Lorie Hurst

    $50

  • Marett and Steve

    $50

  • Rosa Bolanos

    $20

  • Marcus Little

    $100

  • Ann Schleich

    $200

  • Kelly Morrissey

    $25

  • Shawn Edwards

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • George Becerra

    $25

  • Erika Schleich

    $100

  • Patti Pelton

    $100

  • Barney Lipson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Craig & Wendy Van Sickle

    $200

  • Mirna Recarte

    $50

  • Lindsay Drake

    $25

  • Bob Wald & Suzanne Cranfill

    $50

  • Richard Rassmussen

    $50

  • Heather Schreck

    $40

  • Tamra Pica

    $50

  • The Van Sickle Family

    $500

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43% Raised of $10,020 Goal

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The Team: $99,770 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Corazon De Vida Foundation

Amount Raised

$38,163

 

51% Raised of $75,000 Goal

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Siavash Tabrizy

Amount Raised

$22,721

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Alex Dastmalchi

Amount Raised

$10,740

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Hilda Pacheco-Taylor

Amount Raised

$6,180

 

124% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Leslie Johnson

Amount Raised

$4,348

 

43% Raised of $10,020 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Chen

Amount Raised

$3,075

 

95% Raised of $3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ludwig Munevar

Amount Raised

$1,985

 

199% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Michael Beason

Amount Raised

$1,775

Donor Comments

The Van Sickle Family

The Van Sickle Family

DONATION: $500

In memory of Norm, Sophie, Pearl, Nell, Sam, Rina and Abramo... 5 years ago

Tamra Pica

Tamra Pica

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Heather Schreck

Heather Schreck

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Bob Wald & Suzanne Cranfill

Bob Wald & Suzanne Cranfill

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Richard Rassmussen

Richard Rassmussen

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Lindsay Drake

Lindsay Drake

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Mirna Recarte

Mirna Recarte

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Craig & Wendy Van Sickle

Craig & Wendy Van Sickle

DONATION: $200

Bless you for all you do, Les. 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Alejandro Munguia 6 years ago

Barney Lipson

Barney Lipson

DONATION: $50

6 years ago