March News from the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter
Fact of the month
Domestic violence is the leading cause of death in women. Every five years as many women are killed by their intimate partners as men and women killed in the Viet Nam War… 54,000.
Micro Loans - Economic independence is key to a women’s success in permanently separating herself from an abusive relationship or entering into another abusive relationship. A non interest business loan program was started in the shelter a couple of months ago. The first two participants were able to purchase materials, make their products and sell a number of their products before leaving the shelter. They left the shelter with several months of income. We recently received a $25,000 peso donation to help finance the program. Thank you Dean and Mitch!
What a Drag - February was the day of the big event. The event was a great success thanks to the efforts and sacrifices of many fine people, including Ray and his team who organized the event, Danny and his crew at Act II Stages, the fairy drag mothers, the contestants, the sponsors and everyone who attended. What a great example of how a community can reach out to those in need.
Chili Cook Off - Our wonderful friends at the American Legion Post 14 Puerto Vallarta hosted their annual Chili Cook Off. Many local restaurants and the community as a whole showed their support for the American Legion, Torpedos, American Football, DIF New Life Home for Young Boys and the Banderas Bay Women’s Shelter. A big thanks to the American Legion and the great community support!
Food Sponsors Needed
Proper nutrition is indispensable. Many women and children who show up at the shelter suffer from malnutrition and anemia. It’s essential that they are provided a nutritious and balanced diet. Feeding 28 to 40 people runs about $3,000 U.S per month. Please consider helping to cover this expense with a food or a cash donation.
Healthcare Sponsors Needed
Many women and children arrive at the shelter with internal and external parasites, medical issues and malnutrition. Of course every cold or flu case is quickly shared among all of the children. Medications and medical expenses are currently running between $200 and $250 every month.
Our website, Compassion for the Family, has been updated and is now available in Spanish and English. Please check it out.
One time and recurring donations can be made through Paypal on the website, by sending a check to Compassion for the Family, 115 13th Street SE, Altoona, IA 50009 or by writing email@example.com. Donations received from U.S. or Mexican citizens are tax deductible.
Thanks to PDI Companies for their continued support. You can visit their official site at PDI Companies.
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