Headed by a group of volunteers from the U.S. and Nosara (business owner Heidi Dawn, her family and employees at Nosara Travel and Rentals), the group is planning a weekend of beautification at the Hogar and collecting holiday gifts and donations to help brighten the lives of Costa Rica’s “orphans.”
Initially, money was raised in the U.S. to help the orphanage feed and care for the children through the purchase of hens and the installation of a bakery, Pandería Hogar Cristiano, but as enthusiasm grew, so did the project.
The Nosara contingent of the group began soliciting donations and one thing has led to another. Volunteers from all over Nosara are getting involved and the project continues to grow. Dawn said, “We are very moved and inspired by the outpouring of support that this project has received so far. Each child’s story is tragic and every child is waiting to be adopted and loved. For at least one weekend and beyond, these children are going to know that there are many, many people who care enough about them to enrich their lives while they are waiting for their new families.”
To purchase a Christmas gift for one of the children, please visit Nosara Resale located at the Guiones MiniMall. If you’d like to volunteer for the weekend at the Hogar (painting or activities with the children) or donate gently used clothing, toys, or more, please stop by Nosara Travel
and Rentals office in Guiones or look for donation boxes located at local businesses.