Our sponsorship program has been the primary source of funding for El Hogar throughout the years. While the program has changed and will continue to evolve as the needs of our students evolve, we will certainly always rely on donations from our circle of friends and supporters to ensure that the El Hogar community thrives and is able to make a positive impact on the lives of these deserving children.
- $150/month ($1,800/year)
- $200/month ($2,400)
- $450/month ($5,400/year)
- A photo and information about your sponsored child
- One letter each year from your sponsored child
- One limited edition bookmark per year
Unrestricted giving is one of the most effective ways to support El Hogar. There are many expenses we need to cover each year from food, medical supplies, and maintenance of our campuses, to faculty salaries and so much more. An unrestricted donation allows us to apply your gift where it is needed most and is the best way to support the full range of El Hogar’s operations.
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of appreciated securities are a smart and simple way to maximize the effectiveness of your charitable giving to El Hogar. The process is easy and we have provided all of the information you need via the link below. If stocks or mutual funds you’ve held for more than a year have increased in value, you may want to consider using these assets — rather than cash — to fund your giving.
Donate from the U.S.A.
If you live in the United States and would like to gift stock to El Hogar, please call our office at 781 729-7600 for stock transfer instructions.
Donate from Canada
If you live in Canada and would like to donate please click here for more information
THE LEGACY FOR HOPE SOCIETY
The Legacy for Hope Society includes anyone who has remembered El Hogar with a legacy gift — in the past or in the future.
Legacy Gifts Will:
Ensure the future of our programs by:
- Continuing to provide the gift of hope for children in vulnerable situations in Honduras
- Allow the addition of programming to enrich the school experience
- Continuing to ensure the best quality education
What Legacy Gifts Can I Give?
Planned giving can take many forms:
- An amount designed in your will and gifted to El Hogar Ministries or El Hogar Projects (Canada)
- A percentage or remainder of your overall estate
- An Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
- Life Insurance
- Stocks or Bonds
- Charitable Gift Annuity
- Charitable Remainder Trust
COFFEE FOR AND FROM HONDURAS
Esperanza Dulce – Organic Honduras – $16.00 USD
MORU Coffee Roasters donates 100% of the profits from sales of this featured coffee from Honduras to El Hogar to benefit children in Honduras. They roast this wonderful coffee to highlight the fragrance and aromas of jasmine and coffee blossom. The coffee holds a mild body, with flavors of almond milk, chocolate, and pear. It has a pleasant mouthfeel and has a clean finish.
Honduras, Catracha Coffee Project,
Santa Elena, La Paz
1500 – 1640m (4,921 – 5,380ft)
Fully washed and sun dried
El Hogar Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt corporation. All donations made to El Hogar Ministries are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Tax ID# is: 043-580-644. El Hogar Ministries subscribes to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Donor Bill of Rights and E-Donor Bill of Rights. El Hogar Projects (Canada)’s Charitable Registration is: #82912 1110 RR0001. We are committed to protecting donors’ privacy; we do not to share, sell, or rent donor lists to other organizations.
Learning from Each Other
A Story from an El Hogar Supporter by Patricia Roeser
As a retired special education teacher, I was honored when Profesora Karla, the “reading” teacher, asked for my assistance during her remedial classes. Even though it was a school vacation week, some of the students had not done well on their recent exams, so several teachers volunteered their time to work with the students for a few mornings.
I was not sure what to expect but found students patiently sitting by grade at three different rectangular tables in the classroom. Profesora Karla quickly explained to me the lesson I was to teach. First, I was to have the nine 5th grade students take turns reading the story, “The Laborer and the Tiger”, a legend from India in the 5th grade Scott Foresman Basal reader. She said they needed to practice “Cause and Effect” and to write down any vocabulary words they did not know as they read. After reading and discussing the story, they were to list the vocabulary words in alphabetical order and then use dictionaries to look up and write down the definitions of each word.
I gulped, wondering if my Spanish was good enough to manage this assignment successfully, but Profesora Karla moved on to her third and fourth grade tables and left me on my own! So, I took a leap of faith and dove in. The students eagerly and skillfully read each paragraph, becoming impatient only if the next reader lost his or her place or stumbled on a word. I was madly following along with my finger under each word, not always comprehending in detail what we were reading! After some paragraphs, I told the students that I did not quite understand what that last paragraph was about, and one of the students would quickly summarize it for me. Sometimes, I didn’t even understand the summary, but I was good at pretending! We finally made it through the reading and some discussion, and then we were able to focus on the vocabulary tasks. This was much easier for me to handle and explain, and each student worked well independently on the words.
As much as I was teaching some comprehension, pronunciation, and dictionary usage, I felt like I learned as much from the students as they did from me. I learned that these 5th graders at El Hogar are eager to learn, have already learned many academic skills, respond well to structure, and were patient with a teacher with limited Spanish skills. Even though there were other students playing soccer and having free time right outside our door, these students persisted in their studies and demonstrated good concentration. It was a humbling and joyful experience to work with these children, and I have great faith that they will continue to grow and develop as young citizens of Honduras.