A woman I swim with has dedicated her time to collecting warm items of clothing, blankets, and useful things for a Health Care clinic in Anapra, Juarez. Mothers of children with special needs meet there, and get a variety of support from the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati (formerly St. Joseph Hospital.)
As a retired speech-language pathologist, and fabric artist, I have just donated 4 bags of goods to this worthy cause. I was grateful to have a place to donate some of my old therapy materials where they will be of enormous help to these extremely poor families. It is cold in Mexico, as it is cold here in New Mexico. My 5 lap quilts will be of some help against this cold.
These families generally live in 20×20 foot concrete houses with dirt floors. The Sisters of Charity serve about 40 families, three days a week. They offer medical care, physical therapy, hot lunches, and have a large, jacuzzi tub in which to bathe these disabled children.
If you are interested in helping, the Sisters of Charity live at 260 Sombra Verde, Anthony, NM 88021. If you want to learn more go to www.proyectosantonino.org.