Friday, February 13, 2009

Ecuadorian Orphanage Needs Help

Sunset Park neighbor Rachel volunteered with OSSO in Ecuador.

Okay, so I know this is a totally unrelated to Sunset Park item...except that we have a decent sized Ecuadorian community here, a current SP resident volunteered for this organization, and the NY Ecuadorian community has recently had a rough, rough time in the news.

So, if you want to start working on 2009 tax deductions, if you're looking for a way to get out of NYC for a while and do some good, or if you just want to contribute to a great cause, read on. If not, turn the page.

from a friend's post:

It is called OSSO and supports children who live in orphanages in Ecuador. With the recent turbulent times they have seen their rates of volunteer applicants cut in half which means hundreds of babies and children with less much needed affection, love and care. Their monetary donations are also running so low that they will soon have to make cuts in providing the children they serve with food, education and medicine.

They have asked their past volunteers (which I am so grateful to be one) to spread the word that they are in great need. Please send anyone you know who could be a potential volunteer spending a few months in Ecuador loving babies to their website http://www.orphanagesupport.org/, and if you can afford to help monatarily, please click here to donate. They are also asking anyone who is willing to fast with them this Sunday in an effort to find a way to continue providing these children with the love and physical necessities they deserve.

1 comment:

Mandy said...

I volunteered in Quito in 2002. Many people cannot afford to volunteer, so I have been trying to encourage people to buy cards to help support the orphanages if they cannot do more. I stopped buying any cards except those from OSSO because it is something I can do to help. http://www.orphanagesupport.org/cards.html