LAKE CHAPALA REVIEW
LOVE IN ACTION CHILDREN'S CENTER
CENTRO AMOR EN ACCIÓN
NOVEMBER 2010
ANGELICA LEARNS TO COMMUNICATE THROUGH HER JEWELRY

[Angelica with her Jewelry]

Angelica, a 19 year old at Love in Action, has cerebral palsy which makes speaking difficult for her. She goes to Ixtualacan for physical therapy and to Pasos Miligrosos for “horse” therapy. Angelica, however, has recently found an exciting new way to communicate.

She is now creating earrings and bracelets. Hector, a local artist, has helped her begin her artistry and claims she has a natural talent for putting together colors and shapes in beautiful glass ornaments. And friends have donated beads that she can use in her jewelry.

Her Godmother, Marti McBride, has developed a "signature look" for her work. Each piece will have a silver or gold angel wing dangling from it to signify "Angelica." She was asked to show her bracelets at the Ajijic Society of the Arts on December 12th. Her beautiful jewelry may be purchased at the Bazaar at Love in Action on Pedro Moreno #76 in Chapala, or at Hector’s Jewelry Shop across from the Seven Eleven in Riberas. They would make great Christmas gifts.

Volunteers are teaching others at the Center jewelry making skills. The children have many opportunities to learn skills that will help them with careers. Classes are available in English and Computer Skills. With the new vegetable garden and Bazaar they can learn valuable work skills. Volunteers to help with these classes are needed to give our children a helping hand at survival in their future career choices.

If you would like to learn more about the Love In Action Center, visit our website at loveinactioncenter.org Guests are welcome to visit the Center in Chapala at Pedro Moreno #76. To learn more about all the Center’s volunteer opportunities, contact Dave at volunteers@loveinactioncenter.org. To schedule a visit call Dina Oropeza between 10 and 2 Monday through Friday at 765-7409 or director@loveinactioncenter.org

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