Colombian Kids Visit the U.S.

IMG_8695Three of our Colombian Kids Visited us in August!

The Emiliani project hosted three girls, Camila Montoya (age 13), Sara Perez (age 11), Isabella Cardenas (age 12),  from the home in Colombia to San Diego from July 25 to August 7.  The trip included visits to the San Diego Zoo, an MLB baseball game, University of California San Diego, many days at the beach, and a day at Disneyland.  They were accompanied by several volunteers from the mission on Colombia and they experienced much of the fun and educational activities which Southern California had to offer.  They also had many opportunities to meet you, our supporters, as they toured various parishes in the area, which have supported the Emiliani Project.  Special thanks to all who donated in a special way to fund this trip, and their activities!  We have included some photos from their trip, below.

Seeking Volunteers for Our Next Mission Trip to Colombia

One of the core pillars of the mission of the Emiliani Project is to provide opportunities for people to travel to our mission abroad, and engage in works of charity in the service of the poor.  We continue to seek volunteers for our trip to Colombia, December 1st to 14th, 2014.  Please be sure to add your name to the list of those interested in making the trip. This experience will offer volunteers the ability to help with the construction of our new home as well as work directly with the kids we support.  Full orientation for the trip will be provided, and you will be accompanied by other like minded volunteers who have a heart for the Project.   No skills are required and you don’t have to speak Spanish.  You will have the opportunity to work on the construction site, teach classes for the children, help the administrators with operations of the home, or simply spend time with these great kids.

For more information, contact Chuck Navarrete at: [email protected] or (760) 470-0425.

Emiliani Coffee for Sale at Frazier Farms!

As part of our ongoing effort to increase awareness and raise money, Frasier Farms (www.frazierfarmsmarket.com) agreed to offer Emiliani Project coffee for sale.  Please consider stopping by Frasier Farms in both Oceanside and Vista, California to purchase a bag of coffee, and thank them for their support of Emiliani Project.  The coffee retails in the store for $13.39 for a 12oz bag.

We will be offering an expanded range of coffee gift packs this fall in anticipation of the holidays.  Stay tuned and we’ll provide the updates through our newsletter and on our website.

For more information contact us at [email protected].