LAKE CHAPALA REVIEW
LOVE IN ACTION CHILDREN'S CENTER
CENTRO AMOR EN ACCIÓN
FEBRUARY 2011
GODPARENTS AND SPONSORS PROGRAMS

[Godparent's Swim Party Feb 2009]

Miss those outings and contact with grand kids north of the border? Never visited the Guadalajara Zoo, Scorpion Island or Toblandia? Godparents at Love in Action get to take their chosen godchild on any variety of outings as well as help pay for their school expenses. In turn, the kids who have little one on one adult contact get to interact with their new adopted “family.”

The Godparent’s Program was set up to connect children with interested individuals who would pay a minimum cost of $1500 pesos per year to help cover their school costs, buy them birthday and Christmas presents and take them for outings at least once a month. The program has been highly successful connecting kids with godparents, but not all the children’s costs are met by their donation. Thus, the Sponsors Program was set up for individuals who want to help support a child, but without the responsibility of outings. Sponsors only provide $1500 for a designated child.

The programs currently need more Godparents for available children and two Sponsors for each child. The extra funds help provide education and clothing expenses, especially as the child approaches middle and high school when expenses increase. To aid in selection of a child, individual photos of all Center kids are being prepared and will be available on the Center’s website listed below.

For more information on the Godparents and Sponsors Program, check out the website at: http://godparentsloveinaction.intuitwebsites.com or contact the Godparents Group at godparentslia@gmail.com or Weezie Burgess at weezieburgess@gmail.com.

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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