September has been a wonderful month in serving our poor elderly and anyone in need.
We managed a couple of surprises for the enjoyment of our less fortunate. One of our volunteers arranged for a movie to be shown at Place of Hope on September 14th after breakfast – Charlie Chaplin in “The Kid”. We had 63 people for the movie and it was a great time for them to laugh and communicate with each other.
Many of our elderly are mute and they enjoyed this silent movie as it told a story. Some of these people had never seen a movie. As they left our kitchen, they were so appreciative and filled with joy for the experience.
Enjoy the photos of the Minga:
Our two wonderful Indigenous cooks prepared chicken, rice and an Ecuadorian potato salad. Volunteers provided desserts and drinks. Our Indigenous who are served breakfast and joined us for the Minga were given a carry-out container filled to capacity as a thank you for their help. Several of our people live in the woods and this was a special treat.
Thursdays is shower day and we gave 16 showers last Thursday with a change of clothes for those in need. A special person from CA volunteered for one month and came every day to our kitchen. He helped with breakfast and clean-up. On Thursdays, after showers, he shaved and pampered some of our men. After the shave they had lotions put on their faces and he put lotion on their feet. What a Blessing and Love. We look forward to his return.
We look forward to your support in continuing this tradition and paying our monthly food bills and other expenses that surface. We also help with medical needs and dental problems as they arise.
Your donations and our raffles keep us supplied with the necessary funds. Yes, we have a dream to have a shelter for those living in the woods and a caretaker. God will move us to wherever we are to be…
As I have mentioned many times, Ecuador Project Hope is a 501(c3) non-profit under the guidelines of Global Help Foundation located in Naples, Fl.
All donations provided are used for Place of Hope. We are all volunteers and receive no administrative fees.
Again, thank you for your kindness in continuing to support us over the years.
Founder of Ecuador Project Hope
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