Local youth hold fundraiser for a safe house for children
Thirty children share three bedrooms. They bathe in a small plastic swimming pool.
The women who run the home provide for their basic physical and emotional needs, but more importantly, give them love.
These kids are not orphans. They all have mothers who must visit them at least once a month – it’s a condition of their place in this home. The kids were taken in because they were struggling to get to school since they had adjusted to the nocturnal schedules of their mothers.
Called hijos de la luna (children of the moon), they are the children of migrant sex-trade workers in Oaxaca, Mexico.
This January, Mt. Sentinel’s Quest for Community program will be traveling to Oaxaca, and will be presenting Casa Hogar Hijos de la Luna (Home of the Children of the Moon) with a much needed influx of supplies and funding.
Looking to maximize their contribution to this home, the Quest students are putting on an evening of local talent at the Capitol Theatre on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
Quickly becoming a popular annual event, the evening will include spoken word poetry, dance, choral music, and rap (mostly the work of local youth) all interwoven with the storytelling talents of local artist Ray Strothers.
Please come out and pack the theatre to help the kids at Casa Hogar Hijos de la Luna as much as possible.
Admission is by donation – with a five dollar minimum – and tickets can be purchased at the door.