The Trip is Scheduled for July 8 - 26th.

Attentative Dates

Written Schedule for the Ballet Folklorico de Casa Hogar Los Angelitos Colorado Dance Tour

Scheduled Colorado USA Tour July 8-27, 2009

Scheduled Appointment for US Consulate Monday June 22, 2009
US Embassy Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Transportation to and from Guadalajara provided by the City of Manzanillo.
Cost of visas provided by the Cabildo of the Municipal of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico

July 8, 2009
Depart Manzanillo for Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco in Bus.
Bus transportation provided by City of Manzanillo

Roundtrip Air Fare will be paid for by The Children’s Foundation. Loveland, Colorado once Visas are approved.

July 8, 2009
Depart Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for Denver
Arrive Denver International airport
Transportation, food and housing responsibility of The Children’s Foundation
Drive from Denver to Loveland, Colorado (1 ½ hours)
Dinner in Loveland
Accommodations: 4831 Valley Oak Drive, Loveland

July 9, 2009
Rest, recuperate,
Tour of area, Capital, Mexican Consulate
Accommodations: 4831 Valley oak Drive, Loveland

July 10, 2009
9:00am Depart Loveland and drive to Gypsum, Colorado (3 ½ hour drive)
Dinner provided by City of Gypsum
5:30 Presentation of Folkloric Dance Program “Lundgren Theater/Town Hall” Town of Gypsum
Accommodations: Eagle, CO

July 11, 2009
9:00am depart Gypsum and drive to Grand Junction, Colorado (2 hour drive)
(Possible Stop at Colorado National Park)
1:00 arrive at Grand Junction and Hilltop facilities
Mesa State College tour with group La Raza…Folkloric dance work-shop with Grand
Junction Folkloric dance group
* Two Performances at Riverside
* Lunch and Dinner provided by Hilltop Resources
Accommodations and food provided by Hilltop Resources

July 12, 2009
continued program and performances in Grand Junction, sponsored through Hilltop
And city of Grand Junction. Contact Kelley Sura, Director of Riverside Task Force, 970-242-4400.

July 13, 2009
9:00am depart Grand Junction and drive to Montrose/ Delta area (3 hour drive)
Performance in Montrose/Delta through Hilltop Resources, contact Kelley Sura.
Accommodations and food arrangements made by Hilltop Resources

July 14, 2009
9:00am depart Montrose/Delta area for Durango, Colorado
Performance Scheduled in Durango, Colorado, The River Church in Durango.
Arrangements through Grace Evangelical Church of Pagosa Springs.
Contact Chris Liverett, Grace Evangelical Church email;

July 15, 2009
Performances scheduled for Durango, Colorado. Contact Chris Liverett, Grace Evangelical
Church, Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

July 16, 2009
9:00 am Depart Durango for Pagosa Springs. (3 hour drive)
Tour and rest, performances set in Pagosa Springs at Pagosa Springs Community Center and Grace Evangelical Church of Pagosa.
Food and Accommodations responsibility Pagosa Springs

July 16, 2009
Second day of performances in Pagosa Springs, Arrangements through Grace Evangelical
Church in combination with the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce, Catholic Church of Pagosa, Assembly of God Church of Pagosa, Grace Church of Pagosa and Baptist Church of Pagosa. Contact Chris Liverett.

July 17, 2009
Depart Pagosa Springs for Northern Colorado (6 hours)

July 17, 2009
Arrive in Loveland. Rest and recuperate. Meals and Accommodations provided by The Children’s Foundation of Loveland, Colorado. 970-402-2272. Contact Nancy Nystrom
4831 Valley Oak Drive.

July 18, 2009
Tour of Downtown Denver, State capital.
The Children’s Foundation is responsible for transportation, meals and accommodations.

July 19, 2009
Presentation of Folkloric program in Longmont/Niwot Colorado
Rocky Mountain Christian Church. Glenn Pieters contact.
Meal provided by Rocky Mountain Christian Church. Accommodations provided by The Children’s Foundation.

July 20, 2009
Loveland/Northern Colorado Presentation pending approval of Visas
The Children’s Foundation is responsible for meals, transportation, accommodations and
Performance confirmation.

July 21, 2009
Loveland/Northern Colorado Presentation pending approval of Visas
The Children’s Foundation is responsible for meals, transportation, accommodations and Performance confirmation.

July 22, 2009
Loveland/Northern Colorado Presentation pending approval of Visas
The Children’s Foundation is responsible for meals, transportation, accommodations and Performance confirmation

July 23, 2009
Loveland/Northern Colorado Presentation pending approval of Visas
The Children’s Foundation is responsible for meals, transportation, accommodations and Performance confirmation

July 24, 2009
Presentation pending approval of Visas, Centerra Mall Loveland, Colorado
The Children’s Foundation is responsible for meals, transportation, accommodations and Performance confirmation

July 25, 2009
Presentation in Loveland, Colorado, LifeSpring Church, location 743
South Dotsero Ave, Loveland, Colorado 80537, phone number 970-667-4730.
LifeSpring Church will be providing housing and meals.

July 26, 2009
Sunday LifeSpring Church service
Performance LifeSpring BBQ in the Park
Food responsibility of LifeSpring Church, contact Scott Slayback, 970-667-4730
Accommodations provided by The Children’s Foundation.

July 27, 2009
Depart for Denver
Denver to PV, Mexico
Bus transportation from Puerta Vallarta to Manzanillo provided by the Municipality of Manzanillo, Casa de Cultura and Secretary of Tourism for Manzanillo

Cost of visas will be paid for by the Cabildo of the municipality of Manzanillo.

All transportation during the time period in Colorado will be provided by The Children’s Foundation, Inc., all meals and expenses will be the responsibility of The Children’s Foundation, 5441 Boeing Drive, Loveland, Colorado, PO Box 1443, 970-402-2272. Contact, Nancy Nystrom 001-303-909-0254 or 970-613-8420,
Various restaurants in each area have made commitments to help provide meals for the group.

The Children’s Foundation is a non-profit foundation that receives contributions and funding from other organizations and individuals for the benefit of providing housing, care, education, life changing experiences and hope for children without opportunity.


Something to share with you from April 2009

Hardworking Crew Visits Casa Hogar los Angelitos
A group of hardworking people visited our Casa Hogar during the week of March 28 - April 3. Their visit was filled with fun as well as rewarding work. This included a competitive rally that took place upon their arrival. The rally held biblical and education learning challenges. After the two-day rally filled with interactive learning and other miscellaneous tricks, the yellow winning team known as “No Fear” was awarded individual prizes such as accessories and teddy bears, to reward their team building efforts.

New Building Already In Use
Rocky Mountain Christian Church (RMCC) and children from Casa Hogar made great use of the auditorium in the newly constructed building which serves as a multi-educational facility on April 1. Casa Hogar, RMCC, and other groups held an interesting cultural Exchange overflowing with music performances comprised of piano and guitar rhythm, drama and dance. In the mean time, attentive spectators watched. The building holds approximately 80 people. It is already being put to great use even though it is not completely finished.

Children's Visit Scheduled for July
Laura and Alejandra, pictured above, take a break after an intensive dance rehearsal. The children currently participate in a weekly routine of dance rehearsals each Saturday. The children are filled with enthusiasm at the thought of visiting Denver, Colorado. As the staff gathers funds and the legal paper work required to travel, the children are busy with dance rehearsals and embellishig their dance costumes and accessories. The trip is scheduled for July 8 - 26th. This experience will be a great opportunity to widen the children’s perspective and strengthen their self-esteem.

Safety Class Teaches Prevention
On April 6, volunteer firemen taught a fire, earthquake, and hurricane safety class for our staff and children.
The class included a demonstration on how to extinguish an outdoor fire. During the course the children had the opportunity to see inside the fire truck.
To many of us, this experience seems common - just a vehicle filled with stuff, but to the children it was very interesting. Their facial expressions said it all.

Fun Fishing Trip to the Beautiful Bay of Manzanillo
Greg Slevcove, an Ambassador and Sponsor for Casa Hogar los Angelitos, invited the teenage boys and Papá Raúl to a morning fishing trip out on the beautiful bay of Manzanillo. They had a great time and caught a lot of fish. It created enthusiasm and self fulfillment. The cook prepared a delicious Mexican entrée called Ceviche, ground fish mixed with lemon juice and finely chopped vegetables.

Painting in the New Construction Area.
The Casa Hogar teenagers in conjunction with RMCC members
pulled together their efforts to complete the painting in the new construction area. Team work is always better, and there are many positive responses as a result of it. Teaching the children to participate with chores at times is a hassle, but with continual practice they soon become disciplined and they get the job done with out being told… at least by the third reminder.

Doctor Finds Children in Good Health
José Ivan tentatively takes a peak at the camera while Dr. Rob Bradley completes a medical inspection. This past April we were blessed with Dr. Bradley and his wife’s visit to our Casa Hogar where he invested his time providing medical check ups for our children. Fortunately, all of the children were found healthy, lacking the need of significant medical attention!

Our children blessed Ambassadors Steve and Diana Stout by praying for them and their journey ahead. The couple who have served the children of Casa Hogar in Manzanillo for the past nine years intend to travel around the United States and Canada serving as active ambassadors for Casa Hogar Los Angelitos. They will be speaking at rotaries, churches, and other interested organizations.

Ministerios de Amor
Native women and residents of Asseradero de la Lima join together after collecting their “despensa" -a packed bundle with rice, beans, sugar, cooking oil and salt. They also received a blankets. These people are benefited thru Ministerios de Amor Program, hosted by Casa Hogar los Angelitos.