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Call for Donations: Casa de Esperanza

Calling all SMPS-ers! Casa de Esperanza could use some help! If you are in a position to donate, please consider giving any of the following.

WHAT is needed:

  • Walmart/grocery store gift cards
  • Diapers (especially sizes 4 and 5)
  • Wipes
  • Monetary donations

 

HOW to donate:

  • Gift Cards - emailed or mailed to Mikaela (contact info provided below).

  • Diapers/Wipes – please coordinate drop off with Mikaela (contact info below) OR purchase from Casa's Amazon Wish List and have items shipped directly to them. 

  • Monetary Donations -  www.casahope.org/donate [casahope.org]. Please put SMPS in the comment field at the bottom of the donation form.

 

Mikaela Fox
Volunteer Coordinator
Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos, Inc.
PO Box 66581
Houston, TX 77266

[email protected]

Phone: 713.529.0639

 

For over 25 years, Casa de Esperanza de los Niños is SMPS Houston’s charity of choice due to their dedication and assistance to Houston’s children in need. About Casa de Esperanza de los Niños:

Casa de Esperanza de los Niños – the House of Hope for Children – is a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV. Casa de Esperanza provides residential care, and coordinates medical and psychological services according to the needs of each child. Casa de Esperanza strives to break the destructive cycle of child abuse by offering safe homes to children of families in crisis. The goal of Casa de Esperanza is to return physically and emotionally healthy children to stabilized homes where caregivers can safely provide daily care. Children receive comprehensive assessment and intervention services while in placement. Parents receive case management and referral services while their children are safely cared for. When family reunification is not possible, Casa de Esperanza is licensed to supervise long-term foster care and adoptive placements. With an original gift of $500 and the help of many friends, Kathy Foster and Bill Jones opened Casa de Esperanza's first home for children in crisis in October 1982. Related programs have been developed as needed, including developmental and educational services. In 1986, Casa became the second agency nationwide and the first agency in the greater Houston area to recognize and respond to the need for specialized residential care of children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Casa de Esperanza is now the longest running program in the United States for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. Casa de Esperanza serves the greater Houston metropolitan area, including Harris, Fort Bend and surrounding counties. All services are provided without charge. Casa de Esperanza has a Governing Board and is licensed as a child placement agency by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. https://www.casahope.org

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