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Holiday Cheer Needed by Hogar de Vida!! You helped us raise over $20,000!
It broke our hearts to hear that our beloved Hogar de Vida is facing some big problems and has a big ask. Message from Hogar de Vida: Since 2014 in the child-focused culture of Costa Rica, PANI (Costa Rica's child protective services) has from time-to-time issued new requirements for increased staffing of the children's home. In May, another quite large increase was announced. While well-meaning, this increase was particularly difficult to meet, especially under threat of having the operating permit revoked. At about the same time, the Costa Rican government and department of labor issued new labor laws and regulations affecting pay and labor practices across the entire country. To make matters even worse, PANI announced in the fall that the annual Christmas grant to children's homes, usually $25,000 - $35,000 would not be paid this year. Without intervention, the collective cost to Homes of Life would be a devastating increase in expenses amounting to many thousands of dollars per month, not including the loss of the one-time Christmas grant.
The Need: After the above changes have been implemented, the estimated financial shortfall is $3,500 - $4,000 per month, and one-time costs of $14,000 for mandated severance pay and $15,000 to replace half of the annual Christmas grant.
NSA has committed to matching donations raised by our friends and families up to $10,000 to help make a $20,000 total donation to Hogar de Vida. If the response is overwhelming, we'll take the raised amount back to the board to ask for more.
Please follow our progress here since we're not using an online platform so that we (and Hogar de Vida) do not lose the 3% or more that is lost in using online platforms. We will update this visual every 1-2 days until we have met our goal - please join us in helping out!!
$250 - Dylan Goodman
$100 + $100 work matching -
$50 - Alex C
$1000+ - George D. (and extended family) in honor of Daisy Rojas, NSA Cultural Coordinator
$500 - Anonymous
$500 - in honor of Jim McClelland (1961-2017)
$500 - in honor of Joey A.
$250 - Short family
$50 - Anonymous
$500 - Sam J.
$500 - Cilker
$250 - Andre
$1500 - Rusty
$50 - Jamie G
$250 - Jim O.
$100 +$100 - Dugan
$500 - AC
$200 - Brooke's family
$1500 - Brackbill family
$100 - Fletcher
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