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Feb 162010
 
On February 27th, San Diego Roller Derby is proud to team with St. Augustine High School for their Lenten Orphanage Drive to support Hogar Infantil La Gloria. This is the 2nd annual event for the local high school. Last year the fundraising effort fell shy of their $16,000 goal, the cost of running the orphanage for one month. This month the Starlettes are excited to help St. Augustine High School reach their goal and take the burden of money off of the orphanage for entire month. Hogar Infantil La Gloria is an orphanage in Tijuana, BC, houses 45 children from newborns to early teenagers. One year ago, Hogar Infantil La Gloria was on the verge of closing their doors altogether. We want to make sure that this year there is no fear of shutting down.

This history of the orphanage proves hope, dedication, and love are very much in their community. In the early 1970’s a family, Lupita and Guillermo MacFarland, filed an official report with the Mexican Government about the poor care of the orphans and the conditions they resided in. After an investigation, the MacFarlands were granted administration over the orphanage. Today, Hogar Infantil La Gloria, with the efforts of the MacFarlands, Norma Bustamante, the Augustinians, and other dedicated volunteers, is a safe home for the abused, abandoned, and neglected children of Tijuana, BC.

After seeing the pictures of these children there is no question of the hope and love and inspiration in their eyes. The orphanage runs solely on donations and needs our help. The monthly costs consist of school, medical, food and staffing. Often times, the children receive three meals a day however, their three meals might be equivalent to one of ours. We are inviting you to make a difference in their lives. In addition to monetary donations we are taking donations of much needed supplies for the facility. When you come down to cheer on San Diego Roller Derby, bring along with your good spirits and team pride a donation and do your small part to make a difference in the life of a child. No matter how small our individual donations are we can make big changes when we band together as a community, and what better things to gather for than children and Roller Derby! Here is a list of items that are needed at the orphanage. If you would like to help you can bring an item from this list when you come to our game. We will have a box out front and will be giving the items to the orphanage the following week. Also, we will have a 50/50 raffle with all proceeds going to the orphanage.

If you want to know more about Hogar Infantil La Gloria or become a sponsor of a child at the orphanage, please visit their website www.hogar-infantil.org

Food
• Canned fruit
• Tomato sauce
• Cereal
• Cooking oil
• Jelly/jam
• Peanut butter
• Formula
• Gelatin mix

Medicine
• Children’s Tylenol
• Cough syrup
• Tylenol Cold and Flu
• Anti-fungal medication
• Iodine
• Children’s Dimetap

Other Supplies
• Baby wipes
• Toilet paper
• Dish soap
• Diapers (4,5, and 6)
• Laundry detergent
• Bleach
• Vaseline

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