December Wish List for Casa Hogar

* Underwear, different sizes for boys, girls, adolecents
* Boxer shorts, different adolecent sizes
* White undershirts to wear under school uniforms, different sizes
* White or khaki brown socks.
* Notebooks - lined, double-spaced, art (no lines) & grid papers
* Calculators for grade school kids
* Erasers, pencil sharpeners, posterboard
* Two bunk-beds

If you or anyone you know can help with these items, please contact us at the phone number or email listed below.
Gracias and Feliz Navidad!


A nice note from a new sponsor.

My name is Greg Slevcove I made a visit last Tuesday and I was extremely impressed with the organization. The facility was impressive! The staff was courteous and helpful! Steve was very helpful and informative.

The greatest influence on my impression was seeing the children and their relation to the staff at Casa Hogar. I am also most impressed with the focus on education. I would love to assist a child through the college experience.

When one thinks "orphanage" they think a home for children that are not wanted. That is not Casa Hogar. The children are obviously happy, determined to succeed, and be the best they can be. Their relationship with the staff is thatof a family.

I was very impressed.


Did you know?

...that you
can change the life of a child?

Click on the link

"Sponsor a Child"

to the right and see how you can help change the life of a child.

The Childrens' Foundation
is a non-profit 501c3 corporation
and your donation is tax deductible
here in the United States.

The Children's Foundation in proud support of
Casa Hogar Los Angelitos
a 501c3 nonprofit
Tax ID #84-1329480
P.O. Box 1443
Loveland, CO 80539-1443
970-402-CASA (2272)


Rocky Mountain Christian Church Mission Trip November 11th - 18th

Rocky Mountain Christian Church recently embarked on their Mission Trip to Casa Hogar. While there, they did many great things!
"Rocky Mountain Christian Church spent a busy week working and playing with the children. A portable stage, 16 feet by 20 feet in ten sections, was completed. This stage will be used for the open house and we will be able to rent it out to others in the area. The group also continued the on-going project of painting. The medical supplies that have been donated over the past months were sorted and those items that our physician could not use were given to the local Red Cross and the Social Security Hospital. Items that will be sent to the sponsors were completed by the children with the help of the volunteers. Two mornings were spent at local out reaches where food, clothing, and medical attention were given. What a productive and rewarding week. Thank you RMCC! " --Steve and Diana Stout
They also cleaned and set up the new kitchen from West Liberty Rotary. It looks great!
Here are the photos of the shiny new kitchen!

Thanks a million Rocky Mountain Christian Church
Thanks AGAIN to the West Liberty Rotary.
Let's Eat!

Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

These children in the picture with
Dr. Guiber were in a parade downtown!

Pilar and little Rut

This little dancer is Flora

The big boys went for a swim.
Andres, Artemio, Alberto & Omar
Good buddies, hanging out. Aren't they cute?
This is Yolanda. She is 9 years old.
She will be staying at CHLA while her grandmother has surgery.

With Yolanda, there are now 36 full time children at Casa Hogar Los Angelitos.

We are expecting another boy to arrive next week.



New faces at Casa Hogar

This beautiful young lady is Yaritza. She is 13 years old.
She is most likely just temporarily at CHLA.



This is Emigdia. She is 9 years old.
She was placed at CHLA for safe haven while
her family situation is evaluated by local authorities.
Look at that smile!

This is Ricardo. He is staying at CHLA because
his grandfather can no longer care for him.
What a sweet face!

News! News! News!

First the old News, but GREAT news!

On June 12, 2006 the final approval was granted by the Mexican government to bring a 30 passenger school bus across the border. The bus was donated by the West Liberty Iowa Rotary. They gave the bus (THANK YOU!!!) more than 2 1/2 years ago but due to problems with paperwork, it was not allowed to come to Mexico until this past June. Steve Stout drove the bus to the boarder (now we need a picture of that, don't we?) and Lida and her huband, representatives of the Casa Hogar, met him at the border and the bus was given over to the Casa Hogar. A long wait but worth it! THANK YOU WEST LIBERTY ROTARY!!!! And a big Thank You to bus-driver Steve and Lida and her husband! What a trip that must have been! Hopefully someone will send a picture so we can post the new bus on our blog!! (Hint! Hint!)

Construction is almost complete on the remodeling of the kitchen. For the past several years the nutritional needs have been difficult to meet in a small and nonfunctional kitchen. With money from private donations and a Rotary International Matching Grant with West Liberty Iowa the equipment was purchased. We now have a totally stainless steel kitchen (a complete blessing in that climate!) and appliances, along with a walk-in cooler and a serving table. Awesome work.... and to all who helped with this project, THANK YOU!


October 29th, 2006 won't soon be forgotten by the children of the Casa Hogar Los Angelitos. They were treated by the United States Navy with Marines and Sailors visiting their home! The troops not only began the remodeling of the infants' room but found time for football and board games with the children. Following the work day, the children boarded their school bus and headed out for a private tour of the USS Cleveland. What a treat it was for them and the staff of CHLA! The captain spent some time with them as well and told them another ship would be coming in a few weeks and they will all be treated to another visit by the Navy! (The ships are coming to Manzanillo, Mexico because the Mexican Navy is interested in purchasing some of the vessels from the U.S.)

Thank you U.S. Navy and Marines!!!

The whole 'crew.'

A little demolition, anyone?

Aboard the USS Cleveland
Check out that hat and shades!

Is this what they refer to as "the mess?

Future News! Mark your calendars!!!


The 1st Annual Golf Tournament for the Casa Hogar will be held Friday, February 2, 2007 at the Santiago Golf Course. Cost will be 500 pesos per person and this includes dinner at the Casa Hogar Open House on Satruday night! Some great golf and prizes are in store for those who participate. A new car will be given away for a hole in one on #9!! Pat and Nacy Martin are in charge of this event and the Casa Hogar thanks them for all of their hard work. They can be contacted in Manzanillo at 335-0402.

The Annual Open House at the Casa Hogar will be held Saturday, February 3, 2007. The children are already anxiously preparing for this event! You will be treated to great food and entertainment. A new and improved silent auction will be chaired by Joyce Murphy (335-0831) and she is seeking your help for donation of items for the auction. Find that special treasure in your area and share it with the auction committee. There will be a limited number of tickets so be sure and get yours early! Doug Poole (335-0263) is in charge of ticket sales.


Thank you, Life Springs Church!!!!

Gracias, LifeSprings Church!!!!

We are so grateful for your level of committment to the Casa Hogar Los Angelitos project!!! If anyone is interested in reading all about Life Springs Church and their "Project 58" (that would be the CHLA project) please click on the links to the right. They are committed to raise $35,000.00 dollars for a study hall, library and music studio, as well as funds for education for middle and high school students from Casa Hogar and training for key employees of the Casa Hogar! What awesome work this is! Don't forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of the Project 58 blog so you can read why they are calling this work "Project 58."

Thank You! Thank You! THANK YOU!!!

!!!Praise GOD!!!


!!!Exaltar a Dios!!!
Estamos muy agradecidos por su nivel de compromiso al projecto de Casa Hogar Los Angelitos!!! Si alguna persona tiene interes en leer sobre Life Springs Church y su "Project 58" (lo qual es el projecto CHLA) favor de hacer 'click' en el 'link' a la derecha. Ellos estan comprometidos a juntar $35,000.00 para una sala estudiar, una biblioteca y un sala de musica, tanto como fondos por educacion para estudiantes de escuela secondaria y colegio y tambien por ensenanza para algunos empleados de la Casa Hogar! Que trabajo maravilloso! No olviden mirar al fondo de la pagina del Blog Project 58 donde puedan leer porque este trabajo se llama "Project 58."
Gracias! Gracias! GRACIAS!!!


Three new children at the Casa Hogar in August!

Two Brothers!
Dos Hermanos!
This is little Jose. He just turned one in August.
Este es Jose. Acaba de cumplir un ano en Agosto.

This is Carlos. He is 2 years, 4 months old.
Este es Carlos. El tiene 2 anos, 4 meses.


And this handsome young man is Alberto or Betho. He is 11 years old.

Y este joven guapo es Alberto o Betho. El tiene 11 anos.

Here he is with Yareli, Dr. Guiber's daughter.

Aqui esta con Yareli, la hija de Dr. Guiber.

Remember, these children come to CHLA because their circumstances at home were less than ideal. Far less. Please consider supporting our programs or sponsoring one of these beautiful children. They deserve so much more. And Thank You as always for your generous support.

Recuerden, estes ninos vienen a CHLA por circunstancias en sus casas que no son muy ideales. Por favor, piensen en apoyar nuestros programas o ser patrocinador de uno de estes ninos bonitos. Meresquen muchisimo mas! Y gracias, como siempre por su apoyo generoso!


David Isaac

Here he is folks, just minutes (16 to be exact) old with his proud papa.
Aqui esta, gente, solo minutos (16, ser exacto) de edad con su papa orgulloso.

He was born on August 26 at 1:12 in the morning.

El nacio el 26 de Agosto a la 1:12 de la madrugada.

Here he is with his cousin Lina, only hours old. Isn't he precious?
I can assure you that he is perfect in every way and so very loved.

Aqui esta con su prima Lina, solo horas de edad. Es precioso, no?
Yo les aseguro que es perfecto de cada manera y querido muchismo.

And he is two weeks old in this picture, Welcome to the World, dear David, we love you so much!

Y ya tiene dos semanas en este photo, Bienvenido al Mundo, querido David, te queremos muchisimo!


Lupita is having a baby boy!

Tomorrow should be the day that we all meet baby David. We will update you as soon as we know!