As we come to the close of another year and prepare to celebrate a new one, we at CSHF continue to be amazed and grateful for our growth because of your support over the past twelve years. This year we have expanded into some new programs and done much to meet the basic needs at those centers we have supported for many years. At RISE, we currently are paying for water and electrical bills; at New Beginnings/Sendero we give funds for six tutors for their “homework clubs” plus a full time psychologist; at Corazon de Niña we now donate for a teacher/tutor plus a psychologist; at Pasitos currently we support two educational specialists; and, through our Houses for Hope program, plans are underway to build two more houses soon. Although our Board of Directors is still a small group of energetic, compassionate volunteers, we have made many strides this past year.
We are proud to share that we now have 765 caring people who have donated to our foundation. We have donors in 31 different states and four countries other than the United States, including several from Canada who receive tax receipts through New Beginnings Mexico. Our board members represent 5 different states. We have over 1720 “friends” who communicate and receive our newsletters. Many of these donors give regularly – each year, bi-annually, or even each month. Some donate for specific efforts, such as shoes, school supplies, backpacks, etc. Some sponsor children each year through our 10 X 10 program or our SOS – Sponsor One Student program helping to support strong, dedicated students through New Beginnings/Sendero and now also Corazón de Niña (see SOS article below).
Contributions range from $5 to $20,000 per year. Each is valued as helping our foundation make significant contributions and changes at RISE, New Beginnings/Sendero, Pasitos de Luz/Casa Connor, Corazon de Niña, Houses for Hope, and other smaller projects. We are making a difference!! We hope that you are a part of our ever growing family of donors.