Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thank You!

Dear Hogar Project Donors,

We are grateful for your support in helping change lives this past summer in El Salvador. It was a very special experience for us, and without your support it wouldn’t have been possible. The kids rely on you and your generosity. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of very special children!
Projects that you made possible:

Through your help, we were able to improve the medical clinic. We built five partitions that are being used in the clinic to provide a quieter and cozier stay to kids that are sick. Also, we built a quarantine room that is used by the clinic to prevent outbreaks in the Hogar. A few years ago, the swine flu created many problems for the Hogar medical staff. The doctors needed more resources to stop the spreading of the swine flu. This new room will help the medical staff better control contagious outbreaks and keep the kids healthier.

Three days a week we taught an afternoon class to the kids. They loved it! We did crafts and art projects, played games, learned ways to improve behavior and learned about other cultures. The kids looked forward to this and loved learning.

We taught English classes to the workers of the Hogar. Through this class, workers were able to develop study plans to help them learn English through their studies. We would meet once a week for one hour teaching workers vocabulary, sentence structures, verbs and whatever other questions they had. We taught them ways to continue their English studies without the need of a teacher.

We helped other volunteers build a sensory garden for the physical therapists to use with the kids. The sensory garden is full of fun activities for the physical therapists to use while doing therapy with the kids.

We also had fun painting all of the kid's rooms to create a positive visual stimulation. The kids got really involved and told us what they would like painted in their rooms. The girls mainly wanted butterflies, flowers and princesses. The boys mainly wanted race cars and sports. The kids were so happy to have a fun painted room rather than just a plain white room.

Last but not least, we were able to do some graphic design work for the Tropicana Band who puts on concerts to raise money for the Hogar.

Thank you for your support! It has greatly improved the children’s lives and brought miracles to the Hogar. The Hogar Staff is very thankful for what you do and so are we! We enjoyed our time at the Hogar and miss it greatly. We created such wonderful and sweet bonds with the children at the Hogar and miss them dearly. We are so grateful that we were able to help the children and for all of the love they shared with us. Thank You!

Bridgette and Travis Hall

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