Supporting Local Orphanage
We are also helping raise funds for San Jose Obrero Orphanage, Orihuela and recently took a van full of goodies for the children not only toys but also much needed bedding, mattress protectors, blankets and various toiletries. 13.11.17
Carmen, the President of help at home Costa Blanca met with Luis from Caritas in October 2017 with another donation of milk for the children of families who need our support.
Thousands of Spanish families have been forced to turn to aid agency Caritas for help in the midst of Spain’s economic crisis.
The annual report for the Almeria branch of Caritas revealed that Spanish families receiving food aid in 2012 outnumbered immigrant families – 4,652 compared to 3,844.
Spanish and immigrant families received more than a million kilos in food aid in 2012.
January 2018 update
Santa delivery to San Obrero Orphanage lots of gifts bought, wrapped and donated by the Rendezvous Ladies at the Sports Bar Playa Flamenca. They were delighted to help these children and look forward to helping them again in 2018.
We donated 70 Christmas stockings with sweets and treats for the children at the orphanage too.
We made up food hampers for several homeless people.
Families who were struggling financially received food hampers and vouchers for the children.
We tried to give them a little help and a better time at Christmas.
Helping the Homeless -28.02.18
The people living rough on the waste land had their own generator in the past – a second hand one they got from somewhere but it broke down last year and could not be repaired.
We asked the men what they most wanted from us and they agreed that top of the wish list was a permanent home and second was a generator.
Of course they need petrol for the generator, but that presents no problem for them, they do get money by doing odd jobs and by busking, etc.
These men live in lock-up shacks and can keep the generator secure. with this generator they are need to have some way of charging batteries for light and improve their very poor quality of life to some extent.
They have signed an undertaking that they will not sell or dispose of the generator and if they no longer have use of it they will return it to the church and charity.
Funds for Mobility Van 15.03.18
The latest information regarding the Mobility van funds is that we have discussed that there is no real demand for a mobility Vehicle in our area and we have struggled to recruit volunteers to drive it.
Carmen our President therefore has had discussions with The Red Cross.
Their current ambulance is being decommissioned in August 2018 and do not have funds to replace it, therefore we proposed that with all our supporters and volunteers agreement we would donate the 31,000Euro towards a new ambulance. This ambulance will be used in the whole of the Orihuela Costa area. Local residents will benefit.
The ambulance with have our logo and state donated by us in the name of ” Kathleen Vahey” who was an enthusiastic fund raiser for us and many other charities and whom we sadly lost in 2016.