EVENT DATE: Nov 25, 2013
The children of San Juan de Dios clinic in Cusco, Peru suffer from several debilitating conditions. Wether it's a cognitive or a physical disability these children handle obstacles every single day that most of us are fortunate enough not to truly understand. On top of those hurdles these children also have to deal with the typical problems one would encounter in a developing country such as Peru. Many of their parents can´t afford to visit them, while some parents make the choice not to.
When I read other charities on this website, I found most people ask for one or two specific items. While working with these kids I have found that I can't possibly narrow it down like that. I am asking for donations to fund many supplies such as educational, hygiene and recreational supplies. The kids would benefit from pencils, pens, paper and art supplies, educational puzzles with all the pieces and erasers. They could use diapers, wipes, sippy cups and bottles along with soap, toilet paper and paper towels . Recreational items like a working CD player and radio, board games, hula hoops and other toys would be beneficial as well. These children have given me a new perspective on life, and I only hope this may help them as they have helped me.
Some people offer to shave their head or run a certain amount of miles to encourage donations. I have already sold my car and spend most of my time with them at the clinic so I'm at a loss for something more I could offer. If this fundraiser goes well I would love to continue it and tend to these children at the clinic, ensuring their needs are met. I hope to someday further develop the fundraiser to help children all around South America.
"It's not about how much you give, but how much love you put into giving."
Every USD is equivalent to around 2.80 soles so even a seemingly small donation can make a big difference.
If you would rather send supplies yourself shipping could be a little costly be warned, but if you would like to please contact me at:
I'll happily send you and address in which you can send supplies.
Any questions, comments or concerns can be directed to the above email address as well.
Word of mouth is the absolute best form of marketing so even if you can't lend help financially, forwarding this page to friends and family could have a huge impact on these children's lives as well.
Thank you for your time