Our Kids
In Mexico

 

 

JLB FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE


The boys of San Martin des Porres


The girls of Casa Hogar don Bosco

 

 


FUNDRAISING

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Our Donations To Date

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EASTER 2016 - March 11, 2016

$2,000.00 or $ $26,584 pesos

Totalling $79,050.00 or $829,620 pesos

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CHRISTMAS 2015 -- November 30, 2015 -- $3,000.00 or $36,867 pesos

sent to the kids for total donations of $77,050.00 or $803,036 pesos

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March 12, 2015 an Easter Donation of $2,000.00 or $24,016 pesos was sent

for total donations of $74,050.00 or $766,169 pesos

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November 24, 2014 Christmas Donation of $3,000.00 or $36,034 pesos

bringing total donations to date to $72,050.00 or $742,153 pesos

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April 01, 2014 Easter Donation of $2,000.00 or $23,516 pesos

for a total of $69,050.00 or $70,6119 pesos

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On December 14th, 2013, we sent a donation of $3000.00 or $36, 352.00 Pesos to our kids.

This now brings us to a grand total of $67,050.00 Canadian or $682, 603 Pesos since our  beginning.

Also, we are celebrating the fact that this is the 15th Christmas that we have been sending money to the kids.

Kudos to everyone involved, past and present.

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At Easter 2013 we forwarded $3000.00 / $33,871 pesos for our kids.

We have now managed to raise and send a total of $64,050.00 Canadian or $646,251 pesos.

A very special thank you to all of our supporters who have made this endeavour a continuing success!!

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Our 2012 Christmas donation included both a cash transfer for general use in the amount of $3000.00 Canadian, but also an additional $1000.00 for the purchase of a much needed hearing aid for a young boy ... for a total of $4000.00 Canadian or $52,231 pesos.

The total donations as of December 2012 stand at $61,050.00 Canadian or $612,380 pesos.

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As of March 2012, in respect to the Easter 2012 donation, a total of $2000.00 CDN or
$25,635 Pesos was sent for our kids to enjoy the Easter Celebration.

Total Donations to date are currently sitting at:

$57,050 Canadian or $560,149 Pesos

A sincere thank you to all of our supporters!!

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At Christmas 2011 a donation of $3000.00 CDN or $39,925 Pesos was sent in
support of our kids, bringing donations to date of:

$55,050.00 CDN or $534,514 Pesos

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On Wednesday, April 13th, 2011, we wired our Easter donation to Gui in Comitan.

We wired $2000.00 Canadian or $24,537 Pesos.

As of now, we have sent a total of $52,050.00 Canadian or $494,589 Pesos

We're getting REAL close to that HALF A MILLION PESOS plateau!!!

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On December 6th, 2010, we wired our Christmas donation to Gui in Comitan, to the tune of $2000.00 Canadian, or $24,683 Pesos

As of this donation, we now have sent $50,050.00 Canadian or $470,052 Pesos.

We are thrilled to have reached this landmark of $50,000 and only hope that it will continue into the future!!!

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On September 20th, 2010, we wired a donation to Comitan. This was in response to a request from Sister Lidia from Casa Hogar for funds for a new computer for the girls.

Sister Lidia wished for $8000 Pesos for the computer and so we sent that along with another $8000 Pesos for the boys at San Martin.

We wired $1600.00 Canadian or $19,859.00 Pesos.

We now stand at a total of $48,050.00 Canadian or $445,369.00 Pesos

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On March 22nd, 2010, we wired our Easter donation to Comitan. We sent $1,500.00 Canadian or $18,565.00 Pesos for the kids.

We now stand at a total of $46,450.00 Canadian or $425,510.00 Pesos!!

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On December 3rd, 2009, we wired $3,500.00 Canadian or $42,852 pesos to our bank in comitan for the Christmas donation

our totals now stand at $44,950.00 canadian or $406,945 pesos

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On February 19th, 2009, we wired $1200.00 Canadian or $13,992 pesos to our bank in Comitan to cover repairs for the girls albergue

Our totals now stand at $41,450.00 Canadian or approx. $364,093 pesos

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On Tuesday, November 25th, 2008, we wired $2,500.00 Canadian or $27,150 pesos to our bank in Comitan for this years Christmas Donation

Our totals now stand at $40,250.00 Canadian or $350,101 Pesos.

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On Monday, July 7th, 2008, we wired $2,500.00 Canadian or $25,427 Pesos to our bank in Comitan to pay for needed repairs at both Albergues.

Our totals now stand at $37,750.00 Canadian or $322,951 Pesos

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On December 20th, 2007, we received a surprise donation 

of $500.00 from a great group of people at the JLB.

We wired the money to Comitan (approx $5429 pesos)on December 21st, 2007 to

add to the already sent Christmas donation.

Our totals now stand at $34,250.00 Canadian or $286,675.00 pesos

On Monday, November 26th, 2007, we transferred $3000.00 Canadian or approx. $33,349 pesos to our bank in Comitan for our Annual Christmas Donation.

We are now at $33,750.00 or approx $281,246 pesos since we began.

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On September 26th, 2007, we transferred $1000.00 Canadian or approx. $10,869 Pesos to our bank in Comitan to fund repairs to the roof and ceiling of the girls dormitory.

Our totals now are $30,750.00 or Approx.$247,897 Pesos since we began

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On March 6th, we transferred $2,500.00 Canadian or approx. $23,682 Pesos to our bank in Comitan to help with repairs and to celebrate Easter (Pascua).

Our totals now stand at $29,750.00 Canadian or approx. $237,028.00 Pesos.

On December 6th, 2006, we transferred $2000.00 Canadian or
approx $19,065 Pesos to our bank in Comitan for our
Christmas donation to the kids.

$500.00 was earmarked to help with Rosy's expenses and the
other $1500.00 is to be used to provide each boy and girl with
a Christmas present and a Christmas dinner.

We are very proud to say that 2006 has been a record breaking
year for our fundraising. This year, we have raised and
sent $8,100.00 Canadian.

Our grand totals to date since the start of our venture now stands at $27,250.00 Canadian or $213,346 Pesos

Our thanks to everyone who has supported us all these years.

The best is yet to come!

Feliz Navidad y Feliz Ano Nuevo!!

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On November 1st, 2006, we transferred $500.00 Canadian or
approx. $4750.00 Pesos to our bank in Comitan to help pay for the balance owing on Rosy's operation

Our Totals now stand at $25,250.00 Canadian or $194,281 Pesos

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On July 6th, 2006, we transferred an Emergency donation to our bank in Comitan in the sum of $2,500.00 Canadian or $24,358 pesos.

$2,400.00 was to pay the doctors fee for the cancer surgery for 'Rosy'

The other $100.00 was to pay for the installation of the propane tank on the roof of the girls' kitchen.

Our totals now stand at $24,750.00 Canadian or $189,531 Pesos

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On April 7th, 2006, we transferred $3,100.00 Canadian or about $29,974 pesos to our two Albergues

Our totals now stand at $22,250.00 Canadian or $165,173 pesos

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On December 13th, 2005, We transferred $2000.00 Canadian or $17,310 pesos to the kids.

Our total now stands at $19,150.00 Canadian or $135,199.00 pesos

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On the 4th of October, 2005, we visited the children in Comitan and took with us for the kids a total of $1,590.00 Canadian or $13,400.00 pesos

Our total now stands at $16,740.00 Canadian or $117,889.00 pesos

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On 23rd of March, 2005, we sent our Easter donation to the kids. We wired $1,400.00 Canadian or $12,455.00 pesos

Our total now stands at $15,150.00 Canadian or $104,489 pesos.

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On December 11th, 2004, We wired $1,600.00 Canadian or $14,042.00 pesos

Our total now stands at $13,750.00 Canadian or $92,034 pesos

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NOTE: All earlier donations are listed in our 'History' section

 

 

Quilt Draw

We were fortunate enough to have a hand-made queen-size quilt donated to us by Brenda Oliphant.

 

On Monday, April 10th, the draw was made.

The lucky winner of the quilt was Silva Svehla.

Here is Brenda Oliphant drawing the lucky winner from the box of tickets held by 'Gramps'

This is Silva accepting her prize from Brenda

The winner and the Artisan

Here is Silva holding her prize, Brenda showing her Certificate of Appreciation from the kids, and Phil presenting both to the ladies. 

Thanks to Brenda's generous donation, we were able to raise $520.00 in ticket sales for our kids. 

Barry Puskas April 10th, 2006

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First of all, we want to point out that we are NOT a registered charity and therefore cannot issue a tax receipt.  We have been personally raising funds for these children since 1999. 

Most of our fundraising involves selling snack-sized bags of candy, peanuts and other goodies to co-workers at our place of work.

We also buy gifty-type items, or accept donated items and raffle them off at various times of the year.

Over the years, we have received cash donations for various reasons. One co-worker's mother passed away and the co-worker requested that donations be made to us in lieu of flowers. Another co-worker made a substantial donation after she, unfortunately, was unable to complete the adoption of a child. Still another co-worker decided to hold a Mexican-themed family Christmas and, instead of a gift exchange, collected cash donations for the children in Mexico.

I have also been fortunate enough to be involved with a Stephen King chat-line on the internet and have received a number of donations from King fans from around the world.

Here are pictures of our three current 'stores' in the Judy Lamarsh building in Chatham, Ontario:

This is the store in the disability section of the building:

This is the store in the A.P.U. section of the building:

And this is the store in the Programs area of the building:

We depend on the honour system for payment.

 

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