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Subject: Brazilian Orphanage needs Help


Posted by Claudia_Alemoa
On Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 17:07:39

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Oi pessoal - hi everyone,

Imagine 120 kids calling after you..."Tia, Tia"..

That's what happened to me when I visited the orphanage Lar Carolina at the outskirts of Sao Paulo back in April. I'm sponsoring 2 little boys at the orphanage which is home for currently 120 children ages 1-19 years and is only supported through private funds, even though it is fully registered as a non-profit organization and complies with all childwelfare laws and inspections.

Due to my personal visit (I lived at the orphanage for 10 days) I can vouch for its clean and warm atmosphere, where the children have one point of reference - the founder "Mae Catarina", an incredible woman with a huge heart. I'm in direct contact with her and another member of the board who oversees the finances, everything is fully disclosed.

Shortly after my visit I founded the non-profit organization "Hugs and Smiles for Orphans, Inc" which is to be the fundraising arm for the orphanage so that it can continue to be the lovely home it currently is for the abused, neglected and abandoned little souls. As you can imagine, the monthly costs are high and the mountain of debt keeps climbing. We offer different levels of support opportunities, from one-time donations of goods or financial support to child sponsorships where you can be in direct contact with a child.

Child sponsorships start at $25, all other donations are determined by you. The monthly cost to the orphanage to support one child is $120. We accept all donations, including opportunities for someone to take suitcases with donations down to Sao Paulo on their trip down there (preferably from NY).

Are you interested in helping us?

You can find more info at

http://www.geocities.com/cderp/index.html and
http://www.lar-carolina.com

Or please just e-mail me with any questions at cderp@yahoo.com.

Os muleques e as meninas do Lar Carolina agradecem voce :-)

Abracos, Claudia
RE: Brazilian Orphanage needs Help
Posted by Info for you
On Friday, July 19, 2002 at 16:23:32

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Contact your #1 Brazil ChildSupporter:
Xuxa Meneghel @ Pedro Guarratiba
RE: Brazilian Orphanage needs Help
Posted by Info for you
On Friday, July 19, 2002 at 16:23:47

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Contact your #1 Brazil ChildSupporter:
Xuxa Meneghel @ Pedro Guarratiba
RE: Brazilian Orphanage needs Help
Posted by Info for you
On Friday, July 19, 2002 at 16:24:05

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Contact your #1 Brazil ChildSupporter:
Xuxa Meneghel @ Pedro Guarratiba
RE: Brazilian Orphanage needs Help
Posted by brazzaboy
On Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 09:10:07

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why preferably from ny. I live north of the border and have gone down to Sao Paulo several times giving clothes and feeding hundreds of kids on the street. I too would like to see these unbelievable little people get help and have tried. I am poor and every penny goes towards them. I am trying to find a way to move permanently there and take some off the streets myself. In fact one 11 year old begged me to take him home as my son just this last March and I am desperately trying to do that. These are some of the most incredible kids I have ever met and noone deserves more love and respect than they do. Hope your mission is a succss. God Bless
RE: Brazilian Orphanage needs Help
Posted by Don
On Monday, August 12, 2002 at 21:44:38

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God Bless you all for what you are doing.

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