WE HAVE A DREAM
Our Mission is in working with the poor, oppressed, suffering Street Children and all abandoned children. Caputo Children´s Fund is committed to building long-term community benefits for the street children of Guatemala City. Humanitarian efforts are our vision is to bring relief to the street children and elderly people where it is needed most.
We accomplish this by rescuing them from the street and providing a safe Christian refuge where they can grow and learn. We also try to initiate community programs that help to protect and safeguard all children.
The plight of children in orphanages moves many of us. We provide assistance to orphanages and other charitable groups in these regions. The needs are many. We have listed a few of the many orphanages and children homes that serve under the banner of Christ. There are many more.
We care for these children without regard for race, religion, culture, national origin, or financial or social status. Our long-term and short-term residential care is provided within a family setting centered around Christian love, example, and teaching with the ultimate goal of raising responsible and productive adults.
But we have a dream! We are a non-profit organization created by a group of professional volunteers, with diverse degrees of expertise, who have decided to devote their time, love and knowledge to help the needy children of Guatemala. None of us gets paid.
We realized the children's plight needed an urgent attention and we could not just stand aloof and pity or sympathize with them, but must be helped in attaining their full human dignity.
We envision a future where every street child lives in emotional, physical, relational and spiritual wholeness thereby ending the cycle of abuse and neglect in our community.
Caputo Children´s Fund is not funded by state or federal money. We rely strictly on the generosity of private donations from individuals, churches, businesses and foundations. We are a non-profit organization. We are governed by a Board of Directors. Please call or email for answers to questions you may have.
The Organization is low on finance, usually you must provide your own finances and your own transportation. Be sure to develop a clear understanding of expectations before you agree to assist in our orphanage.
Just telling these poor children "God loves you", may not make sense to them until we show them with a hot meal, change of clothes, safe place of sleep, a listening ear, and a warm hand on a trembling shoulder and of course above all giving them a chance to a constructive future through educational training. It is for these reasons that we are inviting you to partner with us to help these children and bring them hope.
We would be happy to take you on a tour of our city or discuss ways you may be able to help.
Raising the capital funds for the orphanage is difficult. We’re looking for donors who can make anywhere from $5,000, 10,000 or more pledges to get this orphanage built. However even a small amount can go a long way in funding our Nonprofit Charitable Organization. A person’s charity is not measured by the size of the donation, but rather by the genuineness of the intent.
Allocation of Funds:
It is the intent and will of the Board of Directors that funds for the projects be used prudently and distributed for their intended purpose. Donors can be assured that 100% of their donations are allocated to the Orphanage´s project. At present there is no paid personnel. All the funds donated are 100% allocated to the Orphanage´s project. It is our intent and desire to put policies and procedures in place that help to monitor the distribution of funds.
1) Funds will be held in an account on behalf of a the Orphanage´s project until at such time the Board of Directors feels release of the funds will make an impact on the building of the project.
2) Funds will be distributed as needed to advance the project.
3) Proof of construction will be provided and verified by the Donors.
This is the architect's vision of what the new orphanage and office space will look like when it is completed. This is the view from the front of the orphanage.
The taller section on the front will be the reception area, office space on the left. The small section on the left a future kitchen, dinning room, laundry and staff quarters. The taller section, second floor, will be bedrooms for children. The rooms will share a balcony, so the children can all go outside in the fresh air especially in hot weather. While below the first floor a large dining place for the children. The lowest level, recreations and study area. Our dream is that the orphanage can be housed for 200 orphans.
On the very right section will be a pharmacy and medical staff attending the needs of the orphans as well open to the public for the poor families of that area. There will be a very small charge for outside people.
The Caputo Children´s Fund Orphanage likes to think that it is building the foundations of a compassionate society through the love and peace that it offers to the children in its care.
The orphanage directors have many plans for securing a good life for the children that will be living in its premises in the years ahead. All the plans are subject to the amount of money that can be raised through donations and the fund raising activities in which the children partake.
When there will have a possibility, on the ground behind the property, we shall construct outdoor playground equipment for the children, especially soccer, tennis and basketball fields. Programs will be instituted to promote children becoming more physically active through fun daily fitness, including activities to get kids active and moving.
The orphanage will be a totally voluntary and non-profit organization and can survive only by the generous support and donations which are provided by kind hearted people from all over the world. We hope you will be able to join us in this great cause of keeping the children happy in a place they can call "HOME" and build solid foundations for their present and future.