One of my very dear friends, Michelle, has been hosting different raffles to raise money for Villa La Paz Foundation. This is a foundation that is very near and dear to her heart. She even went to Peru this last summer to volunteer her time.
When I asked her a bit about the foundation, here is what she had to say,
At her own expense, Michelle has given away some amazing items, just to bring attention to and raise money for Villa La Paz.For my entries from my two weeks there you can go to my blog and go to the late July and early August entries for my journaling and pictures. Keep in mind that these children that are taken care of there by Tony are the most poor and ill/crippled children in the country, and without the care of Dr. Tony they would basically be left to die. He is their ONLY hope! He takes them into his home, cares for them, provides all of their medical care and needs, and then they go back home once they are completely rehabilitated. And it is NO COST to the families (they would never be able to afford it).There are currently 54 children in the home (10 infants and 44 older than one), and many of them require around the clock care.
Beginning today, Thursday, December 2, 2010, each $5.00 donation that you make to Villa La Paz will give you one entry into a drawing for a brand new Apple iPad AND a black leather case for the iPad. All you have to do is go to Michelle's blog and follow the instructions.
The raffle/fundraiser will continue until Monday, December 20, 2010 so that the winner can receive it in time for Christmas. She would like to make this the biggest month so far in terms of the amount of donations, so please remember to spread the message to everyone you know about this opportunity to not only win the iPad and case, but to help some children who are in desperate need.
During this season of giving, let's all take a moment and give to those who need it most.
Thanks for this reminder Michelle.